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Architecture Black and White Landscapes

Condemned

I threatened more rural scenes and now that Buddha has healed me through my self diagnosis of Avian-Swine Flu and not Man Flu as others have hinted at.  This little house really is condemned and you can’t get enar it.  I guess I could have ignored the fence and gotten closer but I like the gnarled tree in the image.  I went for color and black and white because when I was doing the sizing in Photoshop I hit the green channel when I was in Lab Color and it looked really cool so I went back and edited the image in SilverEfx and took out the green channel and was very pleased but could not figure out what I liked better so its a two-for-one day.

Condemned

 

Condemned

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Portraits Travel-Tourism

Buddha and the Spirit Tree

I am feeling better from my Avian-Swine Flu Hybrid (still self diagnosed) so I figured I owed it to Buddha to process some more images.  Two different cameras, one the Olympus OMD-EM5 and the other the Canon 330HS.  I leave it up others to figure out which is which but without looking at the file names.

Buddha and the Spirit Tree

Buddha and the Spirit Tree

 

 

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Landscapes Travel-Tourism

Temple Reflections

I know I threatened more rural scenes but they are on my main editing computer and I’m still sick. Considering I have my laptop right in front of me which has all my travel photos that I haven’t moved to the main machine I just did the editing on it.  As Freddie Mercury said, “the show must go on” and so it did.  I went from depressing black an white to the rich vibrant colors of a temple (really a Wat in Thai) in the off chance it magically cures me of my Avian-Swine hybrid flu that I am sure I have (self diagnosed of course).  For those of you of the inquiring mind, shot on the ye olde Canon 330HS since the ye olde Olympus E-M5 batteries died because ye olde photographer forgot to grab the fresh one out of the charger.  Amazing what you can do with a point and shoot.  So enjoy the colors.

Temple Reflections

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Architecture Black and White Landscapes

Still Standing

I am heading back to the rural stuff I shot so prepare for some old farm buildings.  I had every intention of leaving this picture in color but like all pictures I hit the black and white convert just to see what it was looking like and I started to see the tones.  I spent a lot of time editing in color then converted to black and white and really played with the tones to bring them out.  I really like the sky and the moodiness of it and the color it casts on the trees with the shadows.  It also could be because I am sick while doing the edit so it might reflect the fact I feel like death warmed over or it could be the cold medicine talking.  Who knows.  I also went with a 16×9 crop to give it a more expansive feel as well.  Enjoy

Still Standing

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Flowers Macro Nature

The Game of Thorns

Little play on words there.  Since the Stark motto in the Game of Thrones is Winter is Coming.  To date, its here!  When I was shooting the shadow picture I saw the thorn bush had some ice on it and slapped the mighty Canon 330 into macro mode and snapped the picture.  Please to be noting that this is straight out of the camera.  I did nothing to the image other than add the border/watermark and size it down for web consumption.  Not bad for a point-and-shoot.

Game of Thorns

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Flowers Landscapes Macro Nature

Defiant

I saw this little guy still clinging to some leaves with the sun coming through sitting in the shadows.  Had my trust Canon 330 on me as its just too cold to go out and shoot.  I had no idea how this was going to come out because I could not see the screen and took the snap.  Rather pleased how it came out.

Defiant

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Abstract Black and White

Shadows and Life

I have been looking for a shot like this for awhile and I walked out one morning on to the frigid frozen tundra (ok the parking lot) and saw the branches shadow on the building.  Still too cold to carry anything more than the trusty Canon 330 shot was taken.  I like the indistinct fuzziness of it all as it adds to the dark and moody feeling I deliberately invoked into the image. Its just been too cold to do much more than go from condo to car and pray the seat heater and car warm up quickly.

Shadows and Life

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Abstract Architecture

Stripes and Curves

Going abstract again but at least its in color!  I was out and about with my Olympus which seemed neglected lately and put on my 45-150mm lens and went for a walk.  Just liked how this building folded in on itself and the sunlight and the colors blended with the windows.  Some cropping to get the effect I wanted and then some time spent with the tones and I like it.

Stripes and Cruves

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Flowers Macro

Look! Color!

I have been going wild with the black and white film look or just plain goofing around with stuff so I’ll throw everyone a bone and post a couple of flower pictures.

Look! Color Look! Color!

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Abstract Black and White Portraits Travel-Tourism

Wyld Stallyns

There a major points if you get the reference of the title here.  I won’t bore anyone more with statue pictures for a bit but I really liked the facial expressions on the horses.  Straight out of DxO Film Pack using Kodak Tri-X 400 and went with it.

Wyld Stallyns

 

Wyld Stallyns

 

Wyld Stallyns