Didn’t have anything new to post so dug through some old pictures. This one was taken on our family vacation in 2017 to Maine. When I first looked at this picture I tried to eliminate the fog, but later realized that was what made me take the photograph to begin with.
Path near my home. I’ve been going out here to practice taking pictures and work on my composition skills. I’ve also been trying out new Lightroom techniques. For this picture I like the way the path curves and then disappears into the woods.
Another Photo from the river behind where I live. Picture was taken in early January, but the dead leaves are still on the tree. They have a gold color which seems to brighten the scene. Other than the vine running down the center, which may draw the viewer up and out of the scene I am pleased with this composition.
I’m a little late posting anything, but still trying to get into a regular routine. For this picture I was out behind the development that I live in and was just snapping some picts. None of them were that great, but I decided to try some processing in Lightroom, after I watched a video. This is what I came out with. The image is cropped to a 4×5, exposure increased, and contrast. I also did some local adjustments on the forward cat tail. I was pleased with the outcome as the original was flat.
In the past few years I have acquired some old film cameras from relatives. Initially I was just going to try to sell them, but found that most of them were not that valuable. So recently, last 2-3 months, I’ve done some research into taking photos on film. One of the cameras that I had was a Ricoh Diacord G TLR and since it was a format that I was not used to I chose it to try first. The first roll of film was a learning experience, with both film and camera. While I had cleaned both sides of the lens, the pictures that came back were blurry and not very focused. I did some more research and found out that the area between the front and back optics also needed to be cleaned. After cleaning the lens again and reading the cameras manual, I had also made some errors in using the camera. The picture above is from the second roll that I took. Much of the problems I had from the first roll have vanished, and now I just have to work on composition and exposure.
From recent hike at Antietam Battlefield. This is along Antietam Creek near Burns Bridge. Liked the way the trees were reflecting off the creek.
This was taken in 2017 while on a trip to Philadelphia with my sons Scout Troop. We were eating at Pat’s King of Steaks when I saw this bike, or what was left of a bike. Felt it was interesting that only the frame(skeleton) of the bike was left. And of course it was locked to the sign post. It reminded me of the animal skeletons you would see in desert scenes in movies.