15-03-02 Compare And Contrast – Studio and Lightroom

Between the snow and the icy roads I didn’t get back from the wedding until almost 2am. The driving was more tiring then the working.

I had planned a day of shooting but everything except my eyes and brain felt wiped so thought I would work on some images for presentation at my Friday workshop.

The first image of Derrick is the original. The second is with no change except white balance. The others show further work done. I have two favorites which will go unremarked upon.  Feel free to let me know if any resonate with you!

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15-02-28 Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

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I went to Staten Island yesterday to drop off one of my images of the Saugerties Lighthouse which was selected for a juried exhibit at the National Lighthouse Museum in March. That was pretty rewarding.

More rewarding (even though I lost a glove in the process) was the ride on the Staten Island Ferry back to Manhattan and the view of The Hudson it afforded. I could see all the way up to the George Washington Bridge.

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Below is the information about the exhibit…reward #2 (but not my image)

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Other rewarding blogs:

http://www.nty6x.com/blog/photo-challenges/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wpc-reward/

https://vidurmithal.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/honeybee-on-flower/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/when-the-sun-breaks-through/

http://2812photography.com/2015/02/27/treat-it-like-a-reward/

https://anvicaphotos.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://petalumaspectatorphotoblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/reward/

https://rly242.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/orion/

15-02-25 The Oyster House

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer”

TOBIAS/BRADTKE/CARSTE

I’m in a summer mood today. This is probably because the temperature skyrocketed to above freezing. I actually found myself taking off my coat and walking in shirt sleeves (long sleeves but still). I also recently did an iPhone dump of photos, many of which were from last summer.

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15-02-23 Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule Of Thirds (3/3) (Golden)

 “To the sculptors of classical Greece and Rome, the Divine Proportion was recognized as ideal for the human anatomy.”

Bulent Atalay, Math and The Mona Lisa

The Challenge this week is The Rule of Thirds. If you are not familiar with the concept the description given in the weekly challenge is as follows:
“The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.”

More simplistically – as you compose your picture envision a tic-tac-toe board in your viewfinder. Place your main subject at any of the four intersections of the horizontal and vertical lines and viola – Rule of Thirds accomplished.

More complexly, the rule of thirds is a simplification of The Golden Ratio. (Alternate description from The Wiki)

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Here are today’s choices (one even has bokeh.)

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“If the Golden Ratio makes the front of a building look fantastic, imagine what it can do for the backside of a woman.”

      The Proportion of Blu (Designer Jean Company, whose fit is based on the Golden Ratio). Vogue April ’07

http://glassmanifestations.com/2015/02/23/can-the-muse-come-out-to-play/

https://perspectivepixels.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/rule-of-thirds-improving-plant-photos/

https://mymessyworldhere.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

http://www.jcollettphotography.com/view-from-claddach-islay/

https://throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

http://medicinalmeadows.com/2015/02/23/birds/

https://lexklein.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/the-rule-of-thirds-goes-on-safari/

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://sddpblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/a-roll-of-the-dice/

https://awakeariseablaze.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/life-is-a-dream-2/

15-02-22 Weekly Photo Challenge : Rule Of Thirds (2/3)

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break.
John Madden

The challenge is The Rule of Thirds.

My first third is here.

Here are two answers for my second third…

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Other views:

https://pictureworthy.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/feb-22-2015-sunday-wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

http://thedailysnap365.com/2015/02/22/photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

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https://chrisdipetro.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/sunsets-rules-of-thirds/

https://theliteside.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge/

http://cartoslogbook.com/2015/02/22/on-the-road-to-glacier-national-park/

http://wanderingdawgs.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://artphotopoem.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

https://toweararainbow.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/before-after/

https://sreejithpnair.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/