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Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Digital Infrared-Palms

Two Palms-Orlando, Florida

All photos were shot in RAW with a Canon D60 converted to digital infrared. All were converted to black and white using either Silver Efex or Topaz BW Effects. The beauty of digital infrared is the lovely whites of  the normally green foliage. Palms are especially lovely to me, and I have many images which either include palms or palms are the main subject. I hope you enjoy these images.
Looking Up-Orlando, Florida

Palms-Orlando, Florida
Frank W Spencer Boat Ramp-Savannah, Ga

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

South Harbor Marina, Skidaway Island-Lensbaby Images-Texture Tuesday

I love my Lensbaby lenses, but I don't use them as much as I should. One day this past summer, I attached the Composer optic to my DSLR, a simple lenses configured on a ball and socket design and set out on my walk down to our neighborhood marina. By tilting the lens at different angles, one can choose the "sweet spot" focus with a beautiful blur surrounding this small area of relative sharpness. Below are the fruits of my labor. All photos were processed in Rad Lab with various textures from Kim Klassen and Flypaper Textures. The top photo of the marina dock is my contribution to Texture Tuesday, the Dream eDition.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Champignons Triptych

Original image on left, center image (screenshot below) and final black and white image processed in
Topaz BW Effects utilizing a coffee dynamic filter, some subtle grain, a slight vignette applied, and lastly, a thin black border. Texture French Receipts Overlay and Paper Textures from Flypaper Textures.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Savannah Scenes-Digital Infrared Photography

Several years ago, I had my Canon D60 converted to Digital Infrared using a company called LIfe Pixels. On their website is a wealth of information on what cameras can be converted, filter choices, tutorials and galleries of beautiful IR photography. I was fortunate to be able to take Better Photo Class from Deborah Sandidge, an expert on Digital IR and author of Digital Infrared Photography, the definitive book on the subject. 

Shown here are a few of my favorites from around the Savannah, Georgia area where I now live. If you are interested in a different kind of photography, I suggest you check out the links in the above paragraph. Digital IR photography has opened up a new world for me. 

My Lovely Granddaughters

Seagulls on Wassaw Island

Palm Grove Ft. Pulaski

Burned Out Shrimp Boat-Justin Bradley

Monday, October 15, 2012

From Above-Beyond Layers Day 77

I wish I could say I have kept up with blogging on this photo-per-diem site, but I seem to have let it slide. Hopefully, this post will create a new surge in creativity for me.  I photograph everyday whether it's with my DSLR, my point and shoot, my iPhone or with my old film camera, but I don't document them everyday as I should.

Day 77 of Beyond Layers with Kim Klassen has us shooting images from above which seems to be in thing these days with food and still life photography. I've just recently bought a horizontal adapter for my tripod which is an extremely useful adapter for shooting from above.  Here are a few of my images shot from above.


 Fresh Figs-Canon 5D-Mark 11

Peaches-Canon 5D-Mark 11

 Sea Island Dried Peas-Canon 5D-Mark 11

 Grilled Vegetable Noodle Bowl- iPhone

Some of my Pottery Collection-Canon 5D-Mark 11

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cannon Firing-Ft Pulaski, Savannah and a Strange Orb Appearance

 Cannon Firing-Digital Infrared-Sean Duggan Effect-Kim Klassen Textures

View of Tybee Roads from Ft. Pulaski-Sean Duggan Effect-Kim Klassen Textures

A strange orb-like thing appeared on the photo of the cannon firing. Look in between the brackets to see this oddity.I would not have thought it strange, but when photographing the cannon firing, I had my camera set on continuous shooting so I wouldn't miss the fire coming out of the cannon. This strange thing only appeared on one of my photos. Is it a ghost? I have no idea, but it's truly puzzling.

This is my entry in Texture Tuesday-The Look-Down eDition.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Burnside River Palm

I love photographing palm trees and I'm very fortunate that there are several beautiful palms in my neighborhood that overlook the Burnside River, part of the Intercoastal Waterway (ICW). I used my iPhone and the Pro HDR app which enables one to shoot two photos, one exposing the highlights and one exposing the shadows. It's imperative, however, that you keep the camera still. To achieve this handheld with the iPhone or any smart phone, use two hands to hold the device and bring your arms in as close to your body as possible. After shooting the image, I uploaded it to my computer and in photoshop added three different layers of texture from Kim Klassen's watercolor set with some of the textures brushed away from the grass and palm tree.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Texture Tuesdays-Not Necessarily Textured eDition- Wassaw Island

Nearly every weekend in the summer, we take the boat over to Wassaw Island, a barrier island near Savannah. This unspoiled beach offers many photographic opportunities. This image  was shot with my iPhone and the Pro HDR app which allows one to shoot two photos, one which exposes for the shadows and one for the highlights. The two images combined offer a more complete exposure. After shooting the image, I used a filter inside the app to enhance the scene.

This is my entry in Kim Klassen's Not Necessarily Textured eDition of Texture Tuesday, a sort of anything goes theme.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Loving the Beach

"The lighthouse and the lightship appeal to the interests and better instinct of man because they are symbolic of never-ceasing watchfulness, of steadfast endurance in every exposure, of widespread helpfulness."
George R. Putnam, the first Commissioner of Lighthouses, U.S. Lighthouse Service, 1906-1935

"Don't Grow Up Too Quickly, Lest You Forget How Much You Love the Beach"
~Michelle Held~

"Now, Bubba had told me everything he knew about shrimpin', but you know what I found out?
Shrimpin' is tough!"
~Forrest Gump~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Weekend of iPhone Photos Around Coastal Savannah

Having fun with the iPhone, an image capturing device as well as a phone and is with me at all times so I don't miss a photographic opportunity. My DSLR is packed up from the move, but I am not missing it at the moment. Hope you enjoy my weekend selections of photos taken in and around Savannah, Georgia.

 Shrimp Boat On Skidaway Narrows
Musket Firing at Ft. Pulaski

Inside Ft. Pulaski

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rusted and Nearly Forgotten Old Cars Spotted on My Walk

I discovered Pete's Import Garage in Atlanta totally by accident one day as I was strolling my 2 year old grandson around the neighborhood entertaining him by playing his favorite song at the moment- "On the Floor" by J-Lo. Atlanta neighborhoods are a mix of old, new and derelict as are Pete's cars. Apparently, from reading the reviews online, Pete can repair any car, old or new and at a good price. However, I'm not sure about this early 50's model Ford in the photos below. It has definitely seen better days and I'm sure there are some stories to tell if these old rusted parts could talk.The photos were shot with my Canon 5D Mark 11, a 17-40 mm L lens and processed in Photoshop CS5 using a high contrast action from Scott Kelby's book, The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers. Across the Street Taxi was shot a few months ago with a Leica D-Lux-5, again on a stroll around the neighborhood. The images though not shot properly for HDR, were processed as a single file in HDR Efex Pro

Going Nowhere!
Last Roundup!
Permanently Parked!
Rusted Through and Through!

Taco Taxi

Drive it Like You Stole It

Across the Street Taxi-Cheap Ride!

Still has its Headlights Though!

I'm always on the look out for old grungy cars, so stay tuned!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Carousel in Aix en Provence-Creating the Faded Antique Look

The Faded Antique Look with Texture
In Scott Kelby's "The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book For Digital Photographers", there is a chapter called Side Effects-special effects for photographers. I have had fun with a few of these recipes and thought a photograph of my beautiful granddaughter shot in Provence last year would make a lovely faded antique look as carousels, to me, look vintage. The recipe for this shot is here.  I added two different layers of texture to create an additional vintage feel to the photo. As her clothes are modern, I did not use any grunge techniques to create an older photograph. I like this effect and will definitely use it again. What do you think?

Before the Faded Antique Look and Texture
was applied.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cuban Scenes

A photo gallery of Cuban scenes from recent humanitarian trip to Cuba. From Sanitago de Cuba near Guantanamo to Havana.

Lady with Umbrella Shielding the Hot Sun
Santiago de Cuba
Two Layers of Kim Klassen Textures
Stay and OHMY

Trinidad, Cuba
Box of Pastries
Camaguey, Cuba
Two Layers of Kim Klassen Textures
Sandstorm and Vision

Havana, Cuba

Old Blue Chevrolet
Trinidad, Cuba

Coin-operated Laundromat
Havana, Cuba

Book Market
Havana, Cuba
Texture Embrace_Kim Klassen
OnOneSoftware-Dirty Money Filter

Old Cuba License Plate, Books by Graham Greene and a Map of Cuba Collage
OnOne Perfect Effects

Cuban Man
Trinidad, Cuba
Flypaper Textures

Trumpet Player
Malecon, Havana

Derelict Doorway
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