Monthly Archives: January 2011

More From The Road Trip

So, only two votes and it was a tie. The two today are from today’s trip to retrieve Kyle. The first is from a house close to the fields where the Civil War battle around Aldie, VA were fought. The shot is looking from the fence uphill to close where the old house sits where […]

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Chris - January 23, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Some of those old merry-go-round critters were kind of spooky looking. You’re right…..the wood is cracked but the paint is in good shape. Collecting those is an expensive hobby! Saw a TV show on it ages ago.

Please vote! Which Top Hat Do You Like Better?

While on our Road Trip, we stopped for lunch in Middleburg. The building was very old and the food was good. I took a couple of snaps, the light was very low, essentially lit by candle type lights and windows. I did this at ISO10000. The first shot is “out of the camera” and the […]

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Amy - January 20, 2011 - 6:09 am

I can’t decide which I like better. I agree with you about the additional detail in the mantel being nice, and I really like what you did with the hat (leaving some light and painting back some of the original black). If it were me, I might have drawn a layer mask over the upper part of the image (except leave the hat as processed in image 2). Then I would feather the layer mask so it doesn’t show 🙂 If you want me to explain what I’m talking about, feel free to shoot me a mail. Nice work either way!

Glenn Finley - January 17, 2011 - 7:46 pm

I like shot #1

Chris - January 17, 2011 - 4:45 pm

I like the original hat better, bro! That’s because I tend to like “warmer” photos……sort of a gold glow to it. The processed hat is definitely more detailed but the “feeling” left me kind of cold. All in the eye of the beholder, huh?

Road Trip!

So at last, a road trip. The lad is going to a camp in the hills, it’s a winter camp and he was very excited. We dropped him off yesterday and will pick him up tomorrow. It’s about by Middleburg and so we decided to take some pictures. We drove around, went to a great […]

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Chris - January 17, 2011 - 4:52 pm

How sweet of those folks to put jackets on their horsies!! Diane always did have a thing for horses. It runs in the female side of the family! They say to get a horse to know you quickly, exhale gently into its nostrils. Then the horse knows everything it needs to know about you! Learned that from an ol’ trainer at the Fairgrounds behind the house in Xenia. Glad you had a great road trip and, as always, I love the photos!

Frida - January 16, 2011 - 6:05 pm

Great images I like the 2nd one a lot.

Soup!? I guess this is as exciting as it gets. Sigh.

Others are out shooting cathedrals, lions up close, but me…cans of soup at the grocery store. I am still living with my 50mm and have managed to irritate most of my work colleagues. My friends and family are just used to it. I thought the colors of the soup cans merited a shot. Usually I […]

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Chris - January 17, 2011 - 6:33 pm

Amy certainly has colorful labels! No wonder you found them worthy of a picture. Seems to me you already did the “lions up close” thing, didn’t you? ‘Course, this one makes me hungry!! 🙂

Learning Lens Stuff

I have decided that I need to focus (heh, heh) on just one lens until I get absolutely comfortable with that particular lens. Doesn’t mean that I won’t snap something on that’s different, just that my constantly on lens will be the same thing for days, maybe weeks, and that I will carry my camera […]

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Chris - January 17, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Now….that one is like the original top hat one! It has that warm glow. Good catch on that one!

West Springfield High School “Seventies Show”

Weeks ago I went to a Musical – Theatrical Show at WSHS put on by the various choruses (or is that chorusi?) and theater groups. I very much enjoyed it. Of course, the music had a completely different meaning/ambience for me since I think I actually lived part of it. Sigh. The light was awful. […]

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Amy - January 8, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Hey Lee, thanks for the shout out! I appreciate it. You’ve got some nice theater shots here. The high ISO doesn’t show at all on the web images. Have fun going through the rest!

Chris - January 8, 2011 - 12:50 pm

The clothing looks very familiar!! The lighting doesn’t look that bad. I can see everybody and they aren’t overly lit up! Have fun sorting thru HUNDREDS! Good job, Bro!

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