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Frothing Away

Frothing Away

This was shot at Great Falls earlier this year. Was a warm day so I took a hike out there. The title is a bit sketchy but it popped into my head. Sometimes these things are easy to name and sometimes they are not. Sometimes an image just needs a monochrome conversion to bring out the details. There wasn’t a lot of color to begin with so I wanted it to be about the texture of the rocks and water….

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Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome

I will admit that I was tempted to title this one something a little different. Something that Obi-Wan once said, “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” I just went with the building name instead. Why I was at Capitol Hill will remain unpublished for a bit but I had a few things I needed to test. Sometime in the distant past I purchased a Sigma 50mm macro for my Sony….

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Forlorn On The Floodplains

Forlorn On The Floodplains

I took this photo recently along the C&O Canal. I stopped at a lock gate that I used to drive past everyday when I drove to work. The day was grey and nasty but I had my hiking boots on and my Sony RX10 with me so I figured why not take a quick hike and see what there is to see. I wandered down off the path and hit the back trails where the the more adventurous hikers and…

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Tower Above Casco Viejo

Tower Above Casco Viejo

This is one of the never before published images from Panama City, Panama when I was there last year. The tower which is the most prominent feature in the image is the Iglesia San Francisco De Asis. If you are Spanished challenged it’s the Church of Saint Francis of Asis. Who it should be pointed out was never a priest or monk. Just for¬†historical reference. I liked how the tower stands above everything else in the image. Still there is…

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The Distant Lighthouse

The Distant Lighthouse

It seems that with me moving my photo library to it’s new drive I found more images to edit. In fact, I shockingly did a series for later this week. Plus it’s now cold and I miss Thailand where all these images are from. I shot this from the Bali Hai pier using my Canon S100.¬†I have shot the lighthouse before but much closer not from this angle. I was just standing there and I thought it looked cool with…

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Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile

This is one of the new images I shot over the last few weeks. I went hiking in Great Falls on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. I had my hiking boots on but I had no idea how much rock climbing I was going to end up doing. There are many side trails off the main tow path trail of the C&O Canal. So when I ventured off I was crawling over tall granite rocks while balancing my…

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Industrial Noir

Industrial Noir

Something a bit different than my normal landscape stuff I have been shooting. It’s a wee bit darker and not just because it’s in monochrome. The first two images are the second level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. I liked how the light played off the steel beams and the rivets. Both images show what’s on the other side. It gives the perception of claustrophobia with all these steel around you but you can see an open space in the…

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Martian Shores

Martian Shores

This isn’t really Mars since there is no water on Mars and I don’t know of anyone yet who has managed to go there. Instead this is from Panama City, Panama shot off the fort side of Casco Viejo. When I went to edit this it felt better in monochrome. So I went to move it into Tonality CK and the conversion left the red rocks looking just dark so to remedy that I went into the hut/saturation slider. I…

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The Bridge To Nowhere

The Bridge To Nowhere

This is another from my trip to West Virginia. It’s called Capon Bridge and I honestly forget the name of the little town it’s near. It’s off Route 259 if you are inclined to visit. You really can’t miss the bridge. My advice would be turn off on the real working bridge and park in the little lot near there. You may be joined by a few locals out fishing. When I shot this the weather had really started to…

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Safe In The Harbor

Safe In The Harbor

I started last week off with a similar image from Panama City, Panama so I might as well start this week off again with a return to Panama. The other image primarily focused on the buildings on the right. This time I pointed the camera towards the harbor. I knew this image was going to be monochrome. It just worked better as there was very little color to begin with. I think the monochrome conversion also helped to bring out…

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