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Teasdale Grave

Mon Sep 19, 2016

Since the heat just won't go away, I figured I would post a snow photo to cool you off just a bit. This is the Teasdale grave at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus. I took this photo last year during the snowstorm that hit in late February. My wife and I had a great time riding around taking lots of photos before it was no longer safe to drive. Friendship Cemetery was a great place to get photos during that storm. This weeping angel is a pretty well known tombstone.

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Two Bridges

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Two Bridges

Fri Aug 19, 2016

This a photo from the River Walk in Columbus. These are two bridges that take you to a little island across the Tombigbee River channel. The one on the left is the old bridge that has been restored as a walking trail, and the one on the right is the newer car bridger that replaced the old bridge.

I used to go to the River Walk to run, walk, bike ride or just to take photos, and I have gotten several great shots there. This is probably the most unique one though as far as the editing goes. I really played with the black & white treatment, giving it almost a metallic feel. It was pretty much an accident, but I love the way it turned out.

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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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