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The Big City

While I was in Philadelphia last week, I didn’t have much time to take photos other than walking to and from my destination and the train station. Overall, it was a beautiful day, but it did have some ominous looking clouds towards the end of the day. Luckily, no rain on Rob 🙂 If you were wondering where this actually was, it was right about here. This was the first photo that I’ve processed using Nik’s HDR Efex. I’ve been finding that it does a wonderful job when there isn’t ghosting in the source images caused from movement in the frame (people, trees, clouds, etc.). But this was my first day and photo, so I might be just needing some pointers on that… What do you think – is the image color flat?

The Big City
Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8, f/8, 32mm, ISO 250, 7 exposure HDR, handheld

I park it…

… the way I want to park it.

The picture isn’t overly stellar.  But that’s not why I’m posting it.  It is more of a realization that if you have an idea, a method, a design, etc. – just do it.  This person clearly has an idea that the bike is secure and out-of-the-way by parking it in this fashion.  This all goes back to last Thursday’s “Top Pick Thursday” post.  (read it and then come back).  It doesn’t do you any good to have an idea and not do anything with it.

Think of all of the times you thought, “Hey, I could do _____.”  But you didn’t.  So, don’t just write them down.  Write them down and then do them.  If you can’t think of how to do them – share.  It is amazing what you can find out from people if you just share what you are trying to accomplish.  People have connections – resources – and most importantly – different ideas that can help you!

I park it...

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/30 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400, handheld

Next time you have an idea – park it the way you want to park it.


Dark Me

Starting a new tradition.  Wednesday is portrait day.  Since I decided to start this a few hours ago, the first portrait is sweet ‘ole me.  Sorry to do that you all.

Dark Me

Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8, 1/15 sec @ f/4, ISO 800

A self-portrait of using natural light only from camera left. Dropped red saturation, hit blue a little bit, and adjusted shadows and darks on the curves.  I’ve found that standing on the edge of mat helps alignment when doing self’s to ensure you’re standing in the same spot.  I felt that standing on an “X” was always a little iffy on placement.  Having my toes directly on the edge on a predetermined line makes it a lot faster in set-ups.

If you didn’t know, there are a lot of things going on: building a house, having my in-laws live with me that are both experiencing different stages of cancer and their treatment, and building a new house.  It is easy to get down on yourself when faced with all of these things on a daily basis.  Fortunately, I’m well grounded and don’t hold in my thoughts or feelings; to much dismay to some people around me 🙂

Please view on black.