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January 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Delnor-Wiggins State Park

From a recent beach outing.  This originated as a quick panorama shot using my iPhone, but as I reviewed the image later on, it was evident that it had some potential to make it to becoming a large print.  The edits were all performed on my iPhone, using Polarr for iOS.  If you’re a user of this app, you know how good it is as a mobile editor.  You may also have received a notice from the makers of Polarr about their latest app, Picky.  It turns out that Picky, once installed, grabs several “picks” from your camera roll and applies artificial intelligence to present you with intelligent enhancements to some of it’s picks. This photo resulted from one of these enhancements.  Some might say it’s a bit overdone, and has that gastly HDR look, but what caught my eye here is the detail that was extracted in the clouds, waves, and sand.

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Camera: iPhone 7+, back camera
Mode:  Pano
Lens:  iPhone 7+ wide angle lens (28mm)
Exposure:  f/1.8; 1/12000sec;  ISO 25
Processing:   Polarr for iOS, and Picky by Polarr

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This is one of my favorite stretches of beach on the west coast of Florida.  The water may not be as clear most of the time as it is on the east coast, but the wildlife is definitely more abundant.  One of my favorite subjects to photograph are shorebirds, and the west coast definitely fills the bill.  

On this particular outing however, the birds weren't as abundant, so I only had a chance to photograph a few......

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One of My Favorite Subjects

October 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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I don’t know how many times I’ve passed this old house on my way to my brother’s cabin, but I finally decided it was time to pull over and shoot it.  From the beginning I knew this has to be a black and white image.  What was left was just to capture the right angle, and I think I accomplished it.  As I said on FB when I had originally posted this image, there’s just something about old shacks, barns, and overall wood structures that attract me.  Can’t wait to do more while I’m in the area!
More images from this trip can be seen by clicking on the image above.
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Camera:     Olympus E-P5
Lens:          LUMIX G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Exposure:   1/800 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 200
Post:           Lightroom CC, NIK Silver Efex 2

 


Before the Fall Color Change

October 21, 2016

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Right about now the Fall colors are about to peak in the Blue Ridge mountains, and photographers are rushing to capture these iconic scenes. I myself will be heading up there this week to try and capture my little piece. As I prepare, I thought I'd share a little of what it looks like right before the change. I had a chance to visit here about three weeks ago, and it'll be great to see the difference just three short weeks can make. I'll be posting and documenting my trip right here, so make sure to follow for more. 

Thanks for visiting and taking some time to read my photo blog.  I'm by no means a "pro", nor do I have any interest in "going pro". I'm just another guy with a camera, or two, that's blessed to have a day job that allows me to enjoy photography purely for the fun of it.

My goal with this site is simply to share my passion, and to share what I find along the way.  Thanks for looking.

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