Tag: digital

An autumn day in July

No, I’m not talking about the weather, although last weekend was a little cool and wet. I’m talking about todays photo which was taken on an autumn day back in 2009. Digging through the archives again on this slow photo day and I thought I would dig a little further back. Not too far back, this isn’t Throwback Thursday, which…

Phoney photos

I am not usually a fan of phone photography. Personally I use mine more as a¬†notepad device than an artistic instrument – taking photos of items that I may need for reference at a later time. However I do take a lot of documentation photos for my job during my typical workday and on occasion I grab a shot of…

Back away from the slider

If there is one thing that I struggle with when processing photos, it’s the contrast levels. I almost always add some contrast to most of my photo. Processing from RAW files that is almost inevitable, but where to stop is the hard part. Contrast is subjective and what looks good during processing may not translate well later. My monitor screen…

LOL

Sometimes I like to laugh out loud -usually not when I’m typing on a touch screen ūüôā

Like a song

This image came together very much like a recorded song. When you listen to a recorded song you are hearing the final product put together from multiple parts. From the notes, chords, and melody played by various instruments and singers. The choice of instruments, amplifiers, microphones, reverbs, effects, etc. all play a role in the sound. Then the recording process…

A boating life

As a landlubber here in Pennsylvania, my experiences with boats have been few and far between. I could probably count on one hand the number of times I have ben on a boat.¬†There was¬†the inflatable raft I bought at Kmart as a teenager to float down a local creek for a scene in a super-8 film project. That excursion lasted…

One thing about rural life

They know how to extend the use of something. Broke down car? How about using it for a shed or dumpster!

Toadworks

It was a pleasant surprise to open a container at work and find this little guy sitting on a pipe.¬† At only 2-3″ he didn’t take up much room¬†and certainly¬†wasn’t in the way. I thought the orange background was different enough from the usual toad photos to grab a portrait. He posed for a short while but eventually got nervous…

Interim

When I originally started this blog I was going to feature two things that I like to do – photography and play guitar, hence the name “What I Pic” which derived from “pic” as in picture and “pic” as in guitar pick. However, the guitar portion quickly took a back seat to the photography when I was posting daily my…

Walking, shooting….and thinking

These photos were taken while walking around Charleston, South Carolina on one rainy day.¬†There’s¬† something about being in a different city that puts me in tourist mode instead of photographer mode. My creativity just sinks and I end up leisurely shooting the sites. That’s not a bad thing, I guess, since the idea of the trip was just to get…