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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Last Friday, I was on my way home from a college soccer match in Gainesville, Georgia when I happened to make a wrong turn and ended up on Duluth Highway. Lucky for me!
I drove past the Duluth First United Methodist Church and was blown away. All of the lights were on and EVERY window was stained glass (or simulated stained glass). I read up a… Continue reading An HDR image of Duluth First United Methodist Church, Duluth Georgia
I’m very excited that my son Josh is back into soccer. Last year our situation was unstable. We weren’t sure where we were moving to….then we moved to Atlanta….then we had to settle in. Soccer just wasn’t part of the equation.
Josh as matured so much in the last… Continue reading Switching gears from landscape to sports
Before moving to the outskirts of Atlanta last year, I had always thought of Georgia through the eyes of Margaret Mitchell or of the images of the Masters golf tournament on television. Spanish moss covered trees lining large fields, plantations, azaleas.
In reality though, Atlanta is a city within a forest. One doesn’t have to be on top of Stone Mountain to look out and see nothing… Continue reading A Walk in the Georgia Forest
Here are a few more of the shots from Suwanee….including an over-the-top HDR of a tavern there….
Last night while my son Josh was attending soccer practice, we went driving over to the nearby “Suwanee Town Square” which is basically the entirety of downtown Suwanee Georgia. I was able to capture these HDR pics of the sunset.
Each of these were taken as bracketed [-2,0,+2] photos with my Sigma 10-20 (and polarizing filter), processed with Adobe Lightroom and merged to Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro. The… Continue reading Some HDR pics from Suwanee Town Square
I was looking back through some of the last few months of images and realized that there is a whole subset (now a Lightroom catalog) of images that I felt had potential, but that I didn’t yet know how to accomplish in post processing what I was seeing in my mind when I originally imported them.
This is one of those images….the post on it is not… Continue reading Found a few gems that I had skipped over
I forgot to add one of my favorite “keepers” to the Piedmont Park photos that I posted on Saturday….obviously this photo benefited from some specific Photoshop work, but less than you might think.
I primarily used the “High Pass” sharpening filter and blended the sharpened layer with the “Vivid” blend mode. The rest of the enhancements were standard Adobe Lightroom adjustments that I make to nearly every… Continue reading Another pic from Piedmont Park
I went looking for the sunrise….and didn’t find it. There was a large cloud blocking my view of the best part, that first 15 minutes or so of sunrise.
Not to worry…I’ve been recently blogging about taking photo walks without a plan, so without my “planned sunrise” I still had a window of the golden light angles to shoot some random shots.
I chose Piedmont Park… Continue reading Photo Walk in Piedmont Park
I love to go to places like the zoo and the aquarium. Many of the animals (and nearly all of the exhibits in the aquarium) are behind glass, or more likely plexiglass. But those aren’t the only places where you often want to shoot through glass. Even shooting through my kitchen window into the backyard, I want to create images that are as lifelike as possible, so I… Continue reading Shooting through glass (or plastic)
So many times we set out on a photography expedition….and sometimes the photos are great, sometimes not so great.
I’ve found though, that everytime I just take the camera out with me as we are observing life, I’m able to capture an image that I really like.
It is sometimes acceptable for a part of a bird or animal or other living creature to be out of focus or blurred. Movement (such as a birds wings) and depth-of-field are both potential reasons why it *might* be acceptable in a certain image for a part of our subject to be out of focus.
Generally though….what separates a potentially good photo from an automatic reject is the eyes. … Continue reading The Eyes Have It
Removing color noise from cell phone photos made easy with Adobe Lightroom …. also works great for high ISO concert pics
If you’ve been to a concert in the last 10 years you know that they limit what you can bring in. Most venues will allow a pocket camera or a cell phone but few will allow a decent SLR. Remember: The best camera to use is the one you have with you! You can’t use the one they made you leave in the car!
[caption id=”attachment_105″ align=”aligncenter” width=”300″ caption=”Keith… Continue reading Removing color noise from cell phone photos made easy with Adobe Lightroom .... also works great for high ISO concert pics
If you read yesterdays entry about my obsessive nature, then it will come as no surprise to you that one of my biggest challenges is overcoming a feeling that I’ve wasted a day.
I’ve been a soccer referee for 10+ years. As with most referees, I… Continue reading Today's math lesson: skipping rocks + sunset > $$$
Many of us have obsessive personalities. I know I do. Throughout life I’ve jumped from one obsession to another. I usually stick though these obsessions longer than the average person though, which gives me the sense of NOT being OCD. But lets face it, we all know I am.
- soccer…often played every day (until my knee injuries put a stop to that) Obsessive? √