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Month: April 2016

Hidden Away

Hidden Away

This was a small gazebo at the entrance of Brookside Gardens. I never got a chance to go into it because it was always full of people and trying to maneuver a tripod through a confined area isn’t fun. In retrospect I should have used a neutral density filter or used some exposure compensation on the camera as the original was a little bright. I had to bring the levels down in Photoshop using gradients and burning. I also put…

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The Tree

The Tree

I feel bad about not editing a photo for today so I figured why not get one out today. I really liked the color of this tree and the way it contrasted with everything around it in the gardens. It just stood there as the lone reddish tree in a sea of green. So I just had to take a picture of it. Not much going on edit wise since I was doing this last minute. Just a bit of…

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Down The Creek

Down The Creek

This was shot at Brookside Gardens on one of the many streams that seem to be all over the place. I just took a wander off the path and setup my tripod for some shots. In this case I had the tripod close to the ground by just extending the legs out because I’m lazy and don’t feel like adjusting them 15 times just to get low. The only downside to this is I am using to flip screens on…

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Between the Columns

Between the Columns

After the 12 part marathon of pain editing session from yesterday I was keeping it simple today. So I am going with an image I shot off the balcony of the the National Portrait Gallery. I stumbled on the balcony which was open to the public. I was happily alone out there so I took the time to get this shot. Very pleased with it. Not much going on here editing wise. I did most of it in Lightroom and…

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Watching Me Watching You

Watching Me Watching You

The title comes from Sweet Caroline the Neil Diamond classic. It fits as the majority of the images are of people looking at art in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Which I can happily report is one of the most photographer friendly places I have been to in a long time. The only thing they asked of me was to move my bag to front of my body so I didn’t accidently bump anything. No bag search, no…

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Tulips Anyone?

Tulips Anyone?

I had a request for some flowers so I figured why not get out and shoot some while the weather was reasonable. Little did I know I would venture out to a large regional park that was celebrating an extended Earth Day. The hippie drumming circle was only mildly annoying. I did think of South Park and how to save the town they had to play Slayer to get rid of the hippie infestation. It was tempting considering I have Slayer’s Repentless…

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Sky Lights

Sky Lights

Just some random images I shot while I was out and about with my camera where I live. One is the a small outdoor mall area and the other is an alley between a Tex Mex restaurant and the Apple store. For the mall one I went low key just for fun and did a lot of playing around with it to get it right. The alley was left alone more or less because I just really like the color…

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Bridge Over A River Of Light

Bridge Over A River Of Light

This is another image I shot while I was in Washington DC for work. Again, the road below is Rock Creek Parkway and I have no idea what the other bridge is nor the street. My sense of direction is what you call lacking. A friend of mine commented that my new tattoo which is of a compass likely won’t help me much. I have such kind and supporting friends. Not. This image is a composite of two images. They…

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In The Evening

In The Evening

In the evening, When the day is done I’m looking for a woman, but the girl don’t come So don’t let her, Play you for a fool She don’t show no pity baby, she don’t make no rules In The Evening – Led Zeppelin No idea why the title popped in my head other than I knew the Led Zeppelin song that started with it. Seemed to fit the image so I went with it. I shot this in March…

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