I got out for (my wife made me) a jog in the brisk December evening. I have not jogged in a very long time.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
This structure is in the backyard if a big old house near where I live. They had an estate sale there today and sold everything that was inside the house. I wasn't there to buy anything just wanted to see the old house up close. We were told the wife had past away and the husband was some kind of assisted living. We will probably never know the story if why there was no one in the family to take all the stuff that was auctioned off today.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I have not finish processing the images yet so I don't have a favorite to share but I do like how this one turned out. It isn't tack sharp but I do think it conveys motion.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
If you are going to have a don't litter sign you have to have a trash can next to it. Yes their were plenty of trash cans around but people can't be bothered to carry their trash to the trash can that is on their way out of the playground.
So make it easy on the lazy people otherwise they are going to ruin the park for the rest of us.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I do appreciate the fact that the building was not left abandoned or leveled to make way for another building to be built right on top of it. The thing about an office building is it doesn't have to have easy access. The workers have to show up; shoppers have a choice.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Right before I left the house I thought I would bring my camera along hoping to catch the sun setting behind the railroad tracks that were on my way for my quest to find the poop bags. No luck on the railroad snset. I thought my photo op would be a bust it was getting dark so I resigned myself to just enjoy my walk.
Then I came across this little leaning tower. It looked like it could make a good picture but there wasn't much light... hey it's digital just take the picture and see what happens. I thought maybe and HDR process might work or I could just try to brighten it up in post, either way just take the picture. I didn't want to make it look like daytime so I figured brightening it in Photoshop would work if the HDR didn't. Photoshop has often failed me in the HDR arena and once again it fell short.
I can not place all the blame on Photoshop. I am sure some of it is operator error. I have tried some of the other HDR programs (free trials) and have had better luck so I think those are just more intuitive for me.
I was not going for the grungy or surreal HDR effect I wanted the that is that is a lot of detail for a picture taken at 8:30 at night effect.
As usual Camera Raw and some extra levels adjustments gave me a better result than PhotoShop's HDR.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
This is a little hidden jem in Richmond. It is down 60 past Shockoe Bottom. It is tucked away from all the bars and industrial areas and set in a quite little patch of woods next to a small neigbourhood.
This is one of the out buildings around the 1930s Depression Era house.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
May 11th post), then I made a levels adjustment layer and lightened the image considerably. Then I merged the duplicated background layer and the levels adjustment layer and changed its mode to soft light. Doing it this way I was only lightening the targeted layer instead of everything.
While I was waiting for Laura to get to come out I took this shot.