Hello!!! I’m still alive – I managed to steal a few hours this afternoon and go through the photos from my quick Nags Head trip at the end of July. That’s the last time I had a chance to get any new photos…not counting the thousands of shots of vacant houses I take every day. But I seriously doubt you’d want to see photos of unwinterized toilets…
I was only in Nags Head for about 36 hours with my dance troupe and wandered away for about an hour and just walked about a mile up the beach. This post is mainly views, people and things I saw while I was walking. I have other photos that will be put up of gulls, pelicans and some closeup shots.
I miss posting and even more I miss having the time to relax and take photos. I hope work slows down in the fall. I’d hate to miss photographing my favorite time of year.
Stupid work has really put a damper on my blogging and I do apologize. I do have some content to upload from a trip to Nags Head, NC at the end of July. If all goes well this week and work doesn’t explode all over the place as it has been doing for the entire month I hope to get those posted.
I’m still itching to get out and take photos if the 2013 Mural Project. I’ve seen some pics from other folks and they look awesome! So stay tuned for those…
And thank you guys for your patience with me and my sporadic posting as of late. Please do keep visiting
Earlier this year the VMFA hosted a Dale Chihuly exhibit. I posted some photos a while back and promised more…
That was sometime in February I think. Better late than never…
I used Photoshop Elements to edit the ones I edited. The goal with these was to enhance them not necessarily change them too much. Shots 96, 99, 152 and 156 are unedited. Sometimes that shot you want is the one you get.
These are taken with my NikonD40 and the zoom (55-200mm). No tripod just handheld – it was crowded and the tripod would have gotten in the way.
I’m heading down to Nags Head NC camera in tow and hope to bring back some beachy type shots. Here’s some Chihuly. Enjoy.
These photos are from the same set as the last post. Again I took these with the intent of converting them to black and white. This time I used PhotoShop Lightroom. I really like it!! It’s more involved than PS Elements but not as involved straight PhotoShop. It has more features and some added tools for organizing and creating books (haven’t toyed with that yet).
This time I’ll post the original shot followed by the black and white version. I’m not sure how I ended up with the B&Ws – I adjusted things until the shots looked the way I wanted them to when I shot them. Very scientific indeed.
I was a resident of The Fan in Richmond VA from 1991-2010 when I moved a whole 12 blocks west to The Museum District. I love The Fan…lots of good memories and interesting people. The Museum District is great too…just different.
This set was taken May 25th in the afternoon. My aim was to take photos with the intent to convert them to B&W so I was thinking about that with each shot. There are 75 shot in all so this will be the First Set. I used Photoshop Elements for editing, which I’m enjoying. It’s very easy to get the hang of and has more editing capabilities than I first thought. I’m thinking I’ll go back to Photoshop proper for the next set and see if it’ll be any easier for me to navigate and work with.
I did get to some fireworks displays this year but didn’t take any photos. I have so many from last year so I may do some editing with those…it’s not July without the obligatory fireworks post…
So I’ve been hearing about this PhotoShop thing for years. Since I can’t afford to buy it I went with a free trial to check it out. After playing around with it for the better part of this afternoon I think it’s easier than that Gimp thing and does all kinds of neat-o stuff. On the other hand – Unless the version that can be purchased has a zillion more capabilities I don’t see why it’s so pricey. I will admit I couldn’t figure out a lot of it and just stuck to the “basics” so I may be totally missing out. I’m downloading Photoshop Elements now to try that one out next. Since for now photography is my time to relax and create investing large sums of money doesn’t seem beneficial…yet.
Here’s the edit set from Brown’s Isle 5.13.13. The edits are first followed by the unedited versions. I know I like to see both. Enjoy.