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.
Summer is finally here, school is out, and I can begin taking pictures again. I visited Asheville, NC for a week and fell in love with the gargoyles at the Biltmore, plus other architectural features of the estate. I took many … Continue reading →
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.
Water through the sluice
The mill at Alley Springs
Current River at Alley Springs
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.
I’m having a hard time getting out to take pictures: too much going on at work (where I earn the money to pay for photography) and my online classes (so I can make more money and eventually have more time for photography). So, this is my version of reruns, pictures I have taken during past falls.
Sundays seem to be the day that I try to catch up on homework for my online class, but today was so beautiful that I couldn’t help stopping for a quick fun break, taking pictures of some flowers in my back yard. Here are the pics; I think they turned out kind of cool.
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.