Okay, I just spent half my day going through recent pics and editing them and whatnot...I have one for consideration for the GEAG contest. Treetops just doesn't feel right to me-although it is still in the running-I don't know why, but something about it just bugs me...anyway, let me know what ya'll think of this one. Its dark on purpose, b&w actually, with an effect called Old Gold. Its actually some fresh fallen snow next to a single drop of water on a porch swirly decoration...thanks for looking, and for your comments and input. =)
...Dewy old Web...
No frost here this morning, just low cloud cover or Fog if you like. Everywhere is wringing wet with dew even the old spiders web that I photographed yesterday!
I think the dew droplets looked quite good, so here are a couple of shots I took...
web dew. (1).jpg I'm fascinated by the beadlets of dew anchoring to the web strands!
web dew. (2).jpg It was quite breezy and the web was moving too much I think!
web dew. (3).jpg I think this is the best!
OLD CHROME... .... (A lesson for me about hindsight!)
The three original photographs were taken at The Cotswold Motor Museum in August this year! At the time I only had my Cybershot point and shoot with me and the place was very busy and crowded. In addition my wife Joy wanted to get out of the musty and damp odour which was quite obvious! I on the other hand, was quite happy to be there all day as I'm fascinated by anything with a vintage (old) theme! After looking closely at these photo's I realised how lovely the contrast was between the colours (the red ones in particular.)of the vintage cars and their chrome and how I wished I had spent more time there and had my E-400 with me! I played around in P/S with them and the finished shots sort of give the theme that I wanted to achieve but not in the detail and clarity that I would have liked! I need to return for the shots I eventually realised I wanted. I'm afraid it wont be this year, will have to wait!
Old Chrome.1.Original.jpg This is the original shot!
Old Chrome.2.Original..jpg This is the original shot!
Old Chrome.3.Original...jpg This is the original shot!
The Old & the New - warmed the color and partial desaturation
I really want to see how the new editor works and it's been a month since I've posted anything. Granted, I've taken lots of shots in the desert but none of them are ready to be put up here. And I've been viewing all these great flower shots and it made me think of ALL the flowers I've shot in the past couple of months (these shouldn't be in the challenge though.... That's meant to motivate you to go out and shoot NEW pictures). But there are a lot of new faces, so these will be new for a lot of you.
I think they're shining examples of flowers up close, but let me know what you think (Go on, burst my bubble!).
And to make this a little interesting, can you pick the two that were shot with my film camera?
Kinds of Endurance?
What about those things that can withstand the passage of time? I could not think of a better example than the Porta Coeli, a church in my old town that was built in 1906 and still stands in spite of attacks, hurracaines and earthquakes. Not so is the case with the small Chapel where we used to listen to Mass when I was a child. It was a shock to me, when in my last visit a few weeks ago, i saw that even the cross is about to crumble.
Building up the gallery
Well, the following are some pics of my backlog:
Steak 'n' Shake has been a rather big part of my life for the last few years. It's a great place to spend several hours, working on just about anything, open 24 hours, so they'll always welcome you. Though I haven't been there so much during the last couple of years, it still holds a bit of importance to me. Here's a monoscopic shot I did with my Stereo Realist. Had some major problems with the camera that night, so this is one of the few shots that came out decent.
Hibernia is where I live. It's the only apartment complex I've ever seen with its own cemetery right in the middle of the complex. But that was because Carlisle Cemetery was closely connected to the old town of Hibernia, OH. Hibernia, though, is now folded in as part of Columbus. I have some slides of the cemetery. Maybe I'll post them someday once I get the slides scanned.
This was a fun shoot... had my roommate go up and start firing the flash at the building to illuminate it even more. The ones living there didn't really enjoy it, though. This is some of my digital photography.
The Hunting Master -- well, Jaegermeister isn't something I actually enjoy, but I love the bottles. Another Digital photo of mine.
Licensed to Drive
Most of the stuff was junk that had been collected over the years. Later on, I came upon this wallet , here's a pic of the inside. Inside of this wallet were original copies of Driver licences from earlier on.
Here's some to see
1912 , 1913, 1914 , 1915, 1924 and 1938. I showed them to her and asked her if she wanted to keep them. She told me that she had lots of memories of Arthur and that if i wanted them to go ahead. She passed away about a year later.
I know that these are scanned images but since we were talkin about earlier times I thought this would be OK.