Washed Ashore

Taken on the same beach as yesterday’s picture. I just liked how the tree has been washed ashore (I assume) with the mangrove above it and the gulf just blowing in. The bridge in the back in the Sanibel Causeway.

The image felt monochrome to me and I wanted it all about the tree which really pops when converted and you can see the textures in it. Plus its the most contrasty thing in the image so your eye is drawn to it.

Enjoy.

Washed Ashore

Washed Out On The Gulf

This (I believe) was shot in the Gulf of Mexico while I was in Florida. The distant shoreline is Fort Myers Beach and I was on Sanibel Island. The surf was pretty rough that day as I had set my tripod up in it to get several shots. I just liked how the mangrove (I think) is creeping into the water.

I didn’t put a lot of contrast into this image. I liked the washed out feeling. The most color is the mangrove. The grey sky with the clouds rolling in just seemed to say less color is better. Then you got the seagull diving into the frame and it makes it seem like a dreary scene. Reality was behind the tree was a family and there were people all around me. Sure the sky was slightly grey at the moment it was sky blue in about 5 minutes and I got burnt in the sun.

For inquiring minds, yes its HDR.

Enjoy.

Washed Out On The Gulf

Escape To The Sky

I like fire escapes. It’s just not something I grew up with. The same with tall buildings. If you live near DC nothing until recently was built above 10 stories or so. In Washington DC itself no building can be taller then the Capitol. So with that in mind, fire escapes were rare. So when I see them I gravitate towards them because they cast some cool shadows and add drama to the image (least in my mind).

These two images are of the same fire escape, just at different angles. There were the only two images in the series that were shot on a 24mm lens I had in my bag as a just-in-case lens. The one in color I just liked the shadows and the light coming down into it. The monochrome image was originally done in color but hit convert in Photoshop and did a blue filter and it was love at first sight. Before all that the usual layers and so on with a run through what is rapidly becoming my favorite third party plug-in, Macphun Intensify Pro. Then using a quick sharpening while in Lab Color and done!

Enjoy.

Escape To The Sky

Escape To The Sky

Neoclassical Architecture In Monochrome

Still in my architecture mode. I had a series of neoclassical stuff and I felt it would look good in monochrome so I went with it. I am Macphun’s Tonality Pro to do the conversions to monochrome. I am impressed with Tonality Pro and may start using it more when I do my conversions.

For inquiring minds, the last two days were shot in Baltimore over the weekend.

Enjoy.

Neoclassical Architecture

Neoclassical Architecture

Neoclassical Architecture

Neoclassical Architecture

Reflected On You

I just have had an itch to do some architectural photography lately so I went out and did some shooting. Changed it up and used my Panasonic GX7 and the Olympus 45mm (90mm eq) to get tighter shots. It’s not a lens I use a lot for walking around but sometimes you don’t want wide, but a more compressed shot. Pleased with the results so far.

Enjoy.

Reflected On You

Reflected On You

Reflected On You

Sunny Day On The River

This was from my adventure of getting lost in San Antonio. I was off the tourist path and just wandering along. Knowing that I could find my way back because of the river itself and it ran next to my hotel. I crossed this bridge and thought, why not take a picture while I am here.

Enjoy.

Sunny Day On The River

Flying Above The Clouds

I took a lot of ariel shots during the time I was traveling. I normally get aisle seats but I was getting first class tickets with windows so wasn’t complaining when the opportunity presented itself.

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Flying Above The Clouds

Flying Above The Clouds

Flying Above The Clouds

Flying Above The Clouds

Flying Above The Clouds

Flying Above The Clouds

Simplicity Resumed

I had my Panasonic GX7 and the Olympus 45mm (90mm eq) on the camera and saw these on two different days. I haven’t shot much flowers lately so I figured why not. It’s a whole lot easier editing flowers then HDR photos. Some slider changes and a quick Photoshop Action and I was done.

Enjoy.

Simplicity Resumed

Simplicity Resumed

Stairway

I just liked the stairs for some reason. Not sure how I liked how the image turned out. Tomorrow I take a break from HDR and return to my roots.

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Stairway

Sun Set Over San Antonio

This is the same view as yesterday’s post just show with a wider lens. I also went with less orange and more blue. It is after all my world and I can make it look however. I don’t think I have the image exactly where I want it but its close enough and I’m tired so when you get that way its better to walk away instead of frustrating yourself repeatedly.

Enjoy.

Sun Set Over San Antonio