Dusk Over The Windy City

I shot this off the back side of the Navy Pier facing towards the city itself. Just really like how it lit up and with the sky above it. I don’t get a chance to do cityscapes that often so when I had the opportunity I took it.

Editing wise I didn’t mask anything in. It came out what I was expecting. I just put in some contrast and did a light dodge and burn on certain areas. I ran a filter in Intensify CK and left it at that.

Enjoy.

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Cityscape In Monotone

I was bored one day and took a ride to Baltimore and was walking the Inner Harbor. There was this giant earthen fort on the other side and I had never walked there so I went that way. In my meanderings I found areas I never photographed before and views I had never seen before. This may sound trivial but I have a poor sense of direction at the best of times. I’m good if I have been some place before but going to a new place I tend to wander until I figure it out. Modern GPS has solved this problem for me but I am still a guy that got lost inside a small Mexican bar. I swear alcohol consumption had nothing to do with that adventure.

So with my wanderings I saw this view of Baltimore and snapped my shot. The day was grey to begin with and I knew when I took the shot it was going to be in monochrome. A few tweaks here, a few layer masks there, and a lot of dodging and burning I’m happy.

Enjoy.

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Rush Hour

I have been working late and was wandering the office before I left for the evening and looked out to this view. At first I tried to do it handheld and then I remember I have my little mini-tripod that I got once in an order so I attached my Sony RX100M3 to it and set the shutter for a 2 second delay and took a few snaps. For the entire setup of 2 minutes I’m rather happy with the image. I normally don’t post images I just took but I think the light trails conveys the sense of the rush hour commute that people go through.

Enjoy.

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Views From The 11th Floor

Seeing how I had to go to work early one morning I of course had a camera with me. The Ricoh GR was put into use and I fired off these shots. They were not bracketed for HDR but with Photomatix Pro I could get the software to bracket it for me. So I did so and let my imagination run wild. Might not be to everyones tastes but it was a good learning experience for me.

Enjoy.

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Early Morning Rising

Sunrise Over Washington DC

Since I have to get up early for work which I find inhumane and cruel I get to see sights such as this sunrise. I snapped it as I stagger out into the living room area of my hotel room to make coffee to attempt to wakeup. The camera bag was on a table next to me so I grabbed the Sony RX100M3 and snapped away.I composited three images to make it.¬†Hopefully I removed most of the noise out of it. Editing on a 13″ screen is a bit of a challenge.

Looks good so enjoy.

Sunrise Over Washington DC

Mulberry St.

I didn’t feel like doing anything much after writing my enema opus yesterday. Today I happily got my Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 lens in and stared at it in a mildly erotic way when it was mounted on my new Olympus EM1. It was glorious. Then I realized I needed to edit pictures which would distract me from the camera porn that I had assembled in front of me. I set it aside and produced the images below.

I’ll be honest and say I was leaning towards doing a color image only because I really liked how it came out. I figured why not do a black and white conversion with a different crop as well just for grins. Now I like both equally as they show the same scene just in a different way that really makes it interesting.

I have been living on flower images but this is a taste of what I have recently shot. I froze my fingers off wandering parts of Baltimore that I had never gone to. I used my Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42 kit lens and just walked around shooting what I saw. I’ll likely expand on the series as I have editing time this weekend and then I’m off to spend a week in Washington DC for work. Which will give me lots of time to shoot some stuff while I’m working there.

Enjoy Mulberry St.

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Mulberry St Baltimore

Signs

This is likely the fastest image I edited this week.¬†I just liked this image because its without the surrounding details around it, the two signs are very conflicting and you don’t see the street. Just the broken and cracked building and the tree springing up from no where. It’s very confusing and it doesn’t make much sense. I cold not make the decision if I liked the color or the black and white one better so I went for both. So enjoy.

On another note, I am not sure how much longer I am going to be able to do daily updates as I prepare to sell my condo. I have been working endlessly on it which is why there have only been single image sets instead of something more comprehensive to tell a story. The bigger story is that I have a deadline to get the place ready for sale and its quickly approaching because I leave for a trip to San Diego, CA and then cross the border into Mexico. So my time is limited but once I’m on the coast I will have more time to shoot and process. So if there is suddenly radio silence or a day or two is missed just know that the condo has won out over photo editing.

Signs

Signs