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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 Why I was at Capitol Hill will remain unpublished for a bit but I had a few things I needed to test.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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Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome

I found image of the Capitol Dome while I was looking for the Prague Castle images I knew I had. It’s shot from 2011 when I was first switching to RAW and considering photography as something more than taking vacation shots. In retrospect I should have stuck with vacation shots because I would be thousands richer for it. My buddy and I did an early morning shoot around the US Capitol and I arrived a bit earlier than him so I…

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Getting Historical

Getting Historical

These are about a month old when I shot all the macro stuff but I went through and did some editing.  The lion is my favorite with the color correction doing something totally unexpected.  I also like the statue with the US Capitol in the background.  While not to everyones tastes I think this week is more about what makes me as a photographer than anything else.

There is a President

There is a President

Happy Presidents Day here in America meaning its a holiday for most of us not in retail jobs or some other equally soul sucking employment where you are forced to work holidays.  While traditionally we use this holiday for Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson I think its rather unfair that the others don’t get recognized.  Thats the reason for the picture other than me being lazy and processing the backlog I have knowing I bagged this one.  So in the…

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Charge!

Charge!

Taken outside the US Capitol building.  The statue is oxidized copper (think Statue of Liberty green) but you could not see the details while left in its original green.  So I went ahead and used a Lightroom preset of B&W High Contrast (very unusual for me to use presets) and used the histogram to bring in tones correctly.  I then used my favorite crop of 1:1 aspect and called it a day and did a quick resize while sharpening the…

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