In The Name

Another awesome place to shoot – must be something to do with the name Handley…

Handley Regional Library

Handley Regional Library

Alone Time

Photography is such a personal thing for me – it’s really taken over.  There’s just something about it that’s satisfying and calming.  I actually try to avoid taking anybody with me when I’m photographing because I know it must be painfully boring for anybody who’s with me.  I could explore a scene for hours and still not feel like I’ve explored all of it.

There are just so many interesting things going on in this room.

There are just so many interesting things going on in this room.

Split Tone

Ever wonder what the split toning can do in Lightroom?  Scroll down to see the “before” image.

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Pretty boring “before” image

 

Moving

I took a big risk in waiting until today to try a night-lapse series, but it was a perfect night.  I didn’t quite have the best angle (and that really bright light that turns off toward the end really upset me), but I’m definitely learning.  I’m determined to try this again at some point – it just takes forever to process it.

Sunday Driver

It wasn’t really Sunday, but we took advantage of the nice weather and did some driver’s ed in the back yard.  “Sunday Driver” is the name of my preset in Lightroom.  I adopted the creative naming convention for my presets very early on so I can identify them and keep them unique.

Perhaps I should "release" my Lightroom develop presets.

Perhaps I should “release” my Lightroom develop presets.

Wonky

I don’t really get a lot of sleep around this particular holiday.  We’re usually visiting family and playing games until late at night.  So I was feeling a little wonky when I was editing this one.  I shot this one before a couple of years ago, but I wanted to do something a little different with it this time.

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Challenge

Alright, I didn’t think I’d be saying it, but it needs to snow so I can jazz up my images.

I think I’m going to challenge myself to go on my next trip and ONLY bring the GoPro as my single camera.  The challenge wouldn’t be in getting some great images.  The challenge for me would be trying to leave everything else behind!

Most of my images this time of year would be jazzed up with just a little snow on the ground.

Most of my images this time of year would be jazzed up with just a little snow on the ground.