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Old Image: Desert View Watchtower

August 10, 2009

One of the great opportunities that I had during my college years was to make a visit to the Grand Canyon. I was traveling back and forth from Florida to California (where I attended college) and during one of my trips I spent a couple of days visiting this amazing place. I really had no plan other than to drive around and see what I could see (which was not the best idea looking back). Nevertheless, one of the beautiful sites that I came upon was the Desert View Watchtower at the eastern end of the south rim. I first came to it early in the day and made a commitment to come back at the end of the day. This is one of the images I made that evening and one of my favorite memories from that time.

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Beauty Unwelcome

August 7, 2009

Some of the older homes in my area are very beautiful. I love the old-style southern architecture. The image below is a great example of some of the homes that can be found in the Charlotte area. I knew how I wanted to edit this image as soon as I had made it. This is pretty close to what I had in mind. It is kind of moody, but I think a lot of fun. Enjoy.

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Sunday’s End

August 3, 2009

Sunsets are always great opportunities for making a nice image. Typically you will get some interesting light and colors. On this past Sunday evening I headed out to see I could find a good location and what I came away with can be seen below. I did the editing in Camera Raw and gave it some final touches in Photoshop. There are a few things I probably would have taken more time on (like the orange fringe around the trees on the right) if I was preparing to do a print, but I was just having some fun with the image. Hope you enjoy it.

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Old Image: Clear Water Crane

July 29, 2009

I thought it might be fun to post some of my older images that I made with my first point-and-shoot digital camera, a Canon Powershot s300. This photo is from Bradenton Beach in the southern part of Tampa Bay.

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Josiah

July 28, 2009

Some of our friends from church recently left their children with us so that they could spend some time together. I thought it would be a good opportunity to take advantage of a willing and able model. I wanted to practice using some of what I have been learning from the strobist blog. For the image I used my 580exii shot through a white umbrella. Enjoy!

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Lake Wylie Panorama

July 2, 2009

I had been wanting to practice making a panorama, so early wednesday morning I woke and headed out to Lake Wylie to see what I could capture. As the sun started to come up I set my camera up on my tripod and captured a series of images of the sky and water. There were some really nice colors, so I just hoped that I was doing everything right. When I arrived home, I put all the images on my computer and stitched them together in photoshop. Here is what I came away with (after further color edits in photoshop):

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