Tag Archives: sunset

Conducted By… 115/365

Conducted By... 115/365

Maybe it was because I was listening to classical music on the way home tonight…and my mind was already n that frame…but as I pulled into the driveway, I was met by clouds that look like the hands of a conductor…I tried layering on a row of piano keys, but the image looked too corny to me and the natural image says more in the end without saying too much…

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Evening… 95/365

Evening... 95/365

A little late on the image upload, but it was taken and processed yesterday, so there…

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sil·hou·ette… 94/365

sil·hou·ette... 94/365

This one almost looks like an HDR image after all was said and done, but in fact it was just a single image initially processed in Lightroom to get the temperature, tint, tone, clarity, vibrance and sharpness set, then moved over to Photoshop and put it through my usual paces: Curves for more contrast, Lab color technique and the Orton type effect, then back to Lightroom to finish off and export to JPEG…a peek into my process a bit…more on that to come…

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This one was processed similarly, but is an HDR image that was generated in Photoshop CS3 then tone-mapped in Photomatix then brought back into Lightroom to begin the above mentioned processing until…here it is! I have found that I prefer generating HDR images through Lightroom/Photoshop CS3 then tone-mapping them in Photomatix rather than generating them in Photomatix. The images are much sharper and cleaner done this way, and since the tone-mapping feature of Photomatix is all I use the program for at this point, the Photoshop plug in version of it would have done me just fine at a lower price tag.  I am sure the other features like the batch processing and such are useful, I just have not had the time to invest in learning it right now.  Maybe someday…until then… 

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While on my walk… 80/365

While on my Walk... 71/365

As a rule, I try to walk around the block a couple of times a night.  as I was walking this sunset continued to get more and more brilliant, so at the end of the first lap, I shot this HDR of it.  I created this in the usual fashion

I am still working on the NY images, you can see my progress with some of them to this point on the Flickr account and by this weekend, I should have a post on the trip, putting the images with words and in some kind of logical order.  We have people coming back from and going out on vacation this week at work, so my schedule is a bit harried, but I will work diligently to have something up for you all, hopefully by Saturday night.  In the mean time, I will still be putting up my daily dose so until next time…

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Favoring Runway 03… 76/365

Favoring Runway 03... 76/365

Westosha Airport…Wilmot, Wisconsin…8:00pm…the sun showed itself for the last time after only being out from the clouds for an hour or so all day. It was a perfect evening for flying the pattern and practicing the various take off and landing techniques as the visibility, while more than 3 miles, was pretty hazy, and the sky did not look like it was ready to completely give up its stormy nature just yet…

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One Hour in the Walmart Parking Lot… 70/365

One Hour in the Walmart Parking Lot... 70/365

…waiting for the parents of cub scouts to arrive and pick up their shirts for day camp…had a more sinister feel to it…back corner of the parking lot, white Honda with the trunk open, random cars coming and going…very sinister in a suburban, soccer mom, minivan sort of way…

One Hour in the Walmart Parking Lot

…so to look less conspicuous, I started taking pictures of the sky…nothing going on here officer…really…

One Hour in the Walmart Parking Lot-2

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Wheat Field… 55/365

Wheat Field... 55/365

With the kids at their grandparents house in Ohio, me and Sabrina packed the dog in the car and went for a ride at sunset…after getting ice cream of course. Following Deep Lake Rd. north, the pavement becomes more narrow and the trees open up to small portals that reveal the fields behind them. What you cant see in this image are the sparrow sized mosquitoes loitering around my car. One of the fun side effects to all the flooding around the area.

Caligraphy

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