Month: November 2011

365-334 Wired

Just one of those days. I was working all day, stuck high on a hill with blowing snow and exceptionally cold wind. And mud, lots of mud. It wasn’t pleasant. So when I had time to take a photo I didn’t feel¬†like venturing out too far. And there’s nothing better on a day like this then to take a photo…

365-333 Just a quick one today

Detail of an old abandoned house…hmm, that seems like a familiar subject. OK, I won’t win any awards for breaking out of my comfort zone today. ūüėČ But I did like the colors presented here and besides I didn’t feel like running around too much today, I had to fix my furnace. But it’s good now, I’m warm, and this…

365-332 Some time in the digital darkroom

As my 365 project is winding down I find that I’m wanting to experiment more with image processing. I mean, it is digital, I’m not trying to fool anybody that I’m out there shooting Velvia. With the exception of my textured images, most photos I try to process rather straightforward. Occasionally I’ll veer off the chart when I want a…

365-331 It’s just a door

Yet I had a tough time deciding between the two pictures of it for my 365 shot. On one side I like the close-up detail of the handle and lock, although I’ve done plenty of those kind of detail shots before. And on the other hand I like the interior lights of the other shot. To me it has better…

365-330 A few from around town

Had some time to take a few quick shots around town today. I¬†processed these¬†with a warm vintage color look mostly because it seemed to work with the first shot, so I kept¬†with¬†the¬†consistency for the rest.¬†During processing,¬†I went back and forth between color and black¬†and white for these¬†and I still think the B&W is stronger for a few of them. But…

365-329 How much is that zebra?

When I see a zebra in the window of an urban store, I’m thinking “hmm, there’s a picture.” Unfortunately when a zebra is in the window, it probably isn’t alive. It wasn’t. The store ended up being a soon to be opened taxidermy shop. Lots of cool animals “hanging around” but the reflections and glare on the windows made it…

365-328 It’s in the reds

I hope everyone is having a happy Thanksgiving in the USA. As promised, I’ll be short today with the text. These are just a couple shots I took while running to the store this morning (I seem to be always¬†running to the store on Thanksgiving). They are very dissimilar photos but the common thread, of course, is the color red.…

365-327 ’tis the season

The last time my blog was featured in Freshly Pressed, I didn’t have a photo yet for the day after I realized I was getting lots of exposure. I felt pressured to give the new visitors something worthy to view. I think I did OK at that time and eventually things settled back to normal. Well I’ve been featured again…

365-326 Wet and wild

Wild color that is. Another one of my “shoot through a rainy window” photos. This is a¬†roll of color coded conduit or fiber optic cable at a construction area. I didn’t have to work today because of the rain yet I still ended up taking a construction photo! In this case the “construction site” is a¬†large office/manufacturing/retail/golfing/dining/etc. complex that is…

365-325 Can’t be satisfied

This is a rose at my neighbor’s house. It’s the last one remaining of the season, still hanging in there. I didn’t want such a tight crop but there¬†were too many distractions in the background which wouldn’t have helped the photo any. So I went with a close-up and add a few textures in post. I compared the straight and…