While visiting my son, we took a day trip to Detroit. It was a very hot Sunday and downtown Detroit was deserted…perfect for pictures. I wish I could have been there very early in the morning. The light would have been less harsh. However, I did get to take many pictures of seagulls. They are great models, for the most part, standing still when I was fumbling with camera settings.
I took these pictures while visiting my son and his fiance in Toledo. The water front area is very nice. I think I would like to explore the area in more detail the next time I visit. As usual, buildings are the elements that caught my eye.
I need a good wide-angle lens to capture scenes as my eye sees them. Lacking that, I’m making do with the standard Canon EF 55-250 lens, trying to shoot the details.
On a day when many people are trying to get over the effects of bringing in the new year, my husband I took a drive down to Alley Springs, new Eminence, MO. The day was beautiful, sunny and not too cold. I was trying out a lens I bought from a student and wanted new material to try out in Color Efex Pro 4, a nice little Christmas present.
I like the way they turned out. I’m still adjusting my look with these pictures. I think I’m a little too enamored with the detail extractor and other fun filters on CE4, but it’s fun playing around with them.
Finally managed to get outside for a bit and take some pictures. I don’t know about where you are, but Fall here, has been outstanding. Warmish days with cool nights, perfect weather. These pictures were taken around Eminence, Missouri, a beautiful, if isolated, place. There are lots of photo opportunities there ( springs, falls, and rolling hills) if you are in the area.
I saw in the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) newsletter, that they are now open for registration for their 2012 courses. I attended a Photo Weekend last year and it was very informative, plus I thought the cost was about right, $189 for the two days of classes.
Well, probably not a picture a day, but I am planning on posting a picture a week. Today’s pictures are several variations on a sunflower. I like all three versions, although it irritates me that the Picnik version seems to be the most popular with friends and family. One little click, no artistic flair or carefully added effects on my part, and bam! Instant art. It seems much too easy to be considered good. I like the idea that I have slaved over the editing process for hours, days even, before coming up with a great image. Or, I can jump on Picnik, and click, click, there it is.
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Today is the first time I’m adding content to my site, wo-hoo! The purpose of this site is to showcase my photography and to say a few words about it along the way. My plan is to put up photos, write a little background about them, and with any luck, generate some interest in my work. I am open to useful critique and hope that other photographers will want to discuss/share ideas as well.