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Sunset Dock

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Sunset Dock

Thu Aug 18, 2016

I took this photo a couple of years ago while in the early stages of learning to shoot HDR. In fact this is just a single image, as opposed to the 3 images in one, which is how I usually shoot for HDR. It's much harder to get a good HDR image when there is not much light, since HDR processing introduces more noise, so I tend to take a single photo in those circumstances.

This scene was just as beautiful when I was standing there looking at it.

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Snowy Banks

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Snowy Banks

Wed Aug 17, 2016

Here is a photo to cool you off during this hot summer. I took this the day after last year's snow when there was still a good bit of snow on the ground. My wife and I really enjoyed playing in the snow and building a snowman and taking lots of photos. The summer has been so hot and muggy that it makes me long for another day of this.

I took this at the Columbus Riverwalk.

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Clock Tower

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Clock Tower

Mon Aug 8, 2016

I took this photo from the top of a building in downtown Columbus which was pretty easy accessible. Unfortunately I didn't get many good shots up there, but I did get this one, which I really like, of the clock tower on the Lowndes County Courthouse which is a really tall clock tower. I have posted a photo of this building before, but I had to get really low to be able to get the perspective to include the clock in the photo. I like the simplicity of this shot and how the clouds almost look like a painted back drop.

I visited Eupora this weekend and got some good shots that I'll be sharing this week. Stay tuned!

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Car Show

Tue Jul 19, 2016

Here is a photo from a couple of years back during a car show at the Market Street Festival. These shots always turn out so cool in HDr because of the texture and shine of the car. I ended up going with a bit of a vintage look on this one because of the cold car. There was some noise that showed up in the background, especially in some of the darker areas, but I decided to leave it because, in this instance, I thought it added to the feel of the photo. What do you think?

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Tomb Texture

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Textured Cemetery

Sun Jul 17, 2016

The final photo in Weekend of Textures is this photo from Friendship Cemetery. I basically used the same textures from Friday's photo with some subtle differences. This scene was more blue since it was closer to sunset so the colors are dramatically different. I really dirtied this one up more because I thought it fit the scene and the time of year that it was taken (early fall). I really like the splash of yellow on the horizon. That Pin Light Blend Mode works great with colored textures!

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Weeping Angel

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Weeping Angel

Thu Jul 7, 2016

Here is a photo that I took during the last snowstorm we had last year. My wife and I ventured out to capture as many photos as we could before the snow got too heavy to drive in. One of the first places I wanted to go was to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus because it is full of really old graves and tombstones that I thought would make for great photos in the snow. This tombstone has probably been photographed a lot by people, but it's not often that you get to capture it in the snow. It was such a perfect opportunity to photograph it and it seemed only fitting to make it black and white.

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Callaway Hall

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Columbus Hall

Fri Jun 24, 2016

I haven't posted a photo from MUW in a while, but that is such a beautiful and historic campus and is thus a great place to take photos. Lots of old unique buildings. Until recently, I lived in Columbus, so MUW was a place I frequented for photos. I took this one around sunset and the lamps had just cut on so you can see the glow around them, and I also love how the light is reflecting off of the many windows in this building. Columbus Hall is a residential hall for students and is a massive structure that sits at the front of campus. I think the perspective here really captures its size.

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Park Lamp

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Park Lamp

Wed Jun 22, 2016

I often dig through old RAW photos to see if I missed anything in the past or if I find out that I now like a photo that I once thought wasn't that good. This is one of those photos. I took this a couple of years ago in my early early days of HDR while walking around downtown Columbus at night (obviously). There are probably some things I would do different in the setup and camera settings now, but the colors here are great. As you can see, the colors changes from the top of the photo to the bottom with all of the different lighting going on. There is alwasy a weird green glow from the lamps in the park here that give it a mysterious feel which makes for good photos. I really should go back and retake some photos to see what I can get now with more knowledger and a better camera, both of which I know have! 

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Tiny Fair

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Tiny Fair

Sat Jun 18, 2016

Here's another shot from the fair using tilt-shift. I love tilt-shift photography and I use to make tilt-shift photos when I had a cheap little camera. It's super easy to make in photoshop, however, not all shots work well as a tilt-shift photo. The best ones are shot from above the subect or subjects since the point is to make the scene look like a miniature set, which you would be standing over looking down on. I shot this from the ferris wheel.

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Area 51

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Area 51

Thu Jun 16, 2016

I love going to the fair and taking photos. There are so many colors and so much movement to capture. It's definitely sensory overload with all that is going on, not to mention, the people who work at the fair are always really interesting as well. This is  along exposure of the Area 51 ride, only about .2 seconds but the ride was going fast enough to capture some nice light trails.

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