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Midnight Blue

Been sitting here editing and getting wedding images ready to be sent out to print, and I thought I might go way back in the file department and bring out an oldie but goody image from one of my past photo trips.

The reason I searched this one out is a friend of mine who is also a photographer named Ed Goody shot an image that really reminded me of this, it was also a pier he shot in the evening after sunset.  This image came from Naples Florida where I have both family and friends residing, Naples is a great place to visit, I just wish I could make some time to get back down there and visit them and all the great places to photograph !!

I wanted to rework this image because the last time I processed it I think I went a little overboard on the blue tint in it and decided I need to back off a bit and see how it worked out with a little less processing.  After the rework I think I got what I was after and hopefully the image works a little better now.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and I hope you have great day !!  Don’t forget to click on the image for best viewing !!


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The Skipper brave and sure

Ok  I am sorry it was a poor attempt at humor, were not talking Gilligan’s Island, were talking Moths as in Skippers !!

Most of my macro work has been done with wildflowers and other domestic flowers but last summer I began experimenting with photographing butterflies and moths. It was a poor attempt mind you but at least I think I am heading in the right direction.

Shooting flowers is a piece of cake compared to shooting bugs and other little things that don’t comprehend what the phrase sitting still means, I know sometimes wind can be a factor for wildflowers, but things that fly off at the slightest movement can really test your photographic and mental patience.

As an example the Little Skipper I posted here only to took nearly 100 images and about a full hour to get right, I followed him way longer than he deserved, and that hour could have been spent doing something a little more concrete with my life….cutting grass or reading a book maybe.

But as you can see I think it worked out alright, except for the soar knees,ticks and frazzled nerves. It was probably a good thing I shot this little critter where no one could see me or I think I would have looked rather foolish chasing and cussing at this little guy. But after all the complaints I actually think I enjoyed myself with this new aspect of my photography….now if I can just get that tune out my head lol !!!


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Black & White Sunrise

When you sit in front of your computer editing images as long as I do, you need to take a old file out sometimes and rework it just to break up the monotony, if not you tend to go a little mad. I pulled this image out from a few years ago on a trip to South Florida, I think it was around 8 in the morning and the sky wasn’t full of those vivid beautiful colors that are usually associated with a sunrise.  So with this I thought a B&W conversion might be neat, so I guess what I am asking can you get what usually would be a very colorful scene and turn it into a b&w and make it work ?

So any thoughts would be great, and it’s also really nice when you can go back thru your old files and find these little surprises that for some reason you didn’t really like in the first place, but become a gift now…sorta like Christmas !!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!