Just Round The Corner

Coastal Scenes, Travel

During our vacation in South Carolina we all agreed to go on a catamaran to experience the sunset on the Calibogue Sound. We decided on a trip which would leave from the South Beach area of Hilton Head. We were excited to not only go on the cruise but also visit the famous Salty Dog Cafe. It turned out to be a great experience walking around this scenic area and then embarking on the cruise.

In addition to experiencing the southern sunset on the Calibogue Sound I’m really glad I pushed the shutter on this shot. This is a land mass that identifies the entrance to the sound. Not the most compelling shot but one that helps remember a fantastic experience….

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So, do you have any photos that remind you of unforgettable family experiences. Would love to see them. Post link in the comment section.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

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Water, Water Everywhere….

Landscapes, Weather

I’m fortunate to live in an area of New Jersey where I have access to several beautiful bodies of water that are conducive to spectacular photographic opportunities. If I don’t want to go to the beach I have the Manasquan Reservoir as a more than formidable location for dramatic sunrise or sunsets.

On many a summer evening I can be seen often glancing over to the western sky looking for a late afternoon storm making it’s way across the state. On this given afternoon I could see the late summer weather pattern getting ready to create something dramatic. I grabbed my gear and made the 7 minute ride to the reservoir to capture the scene below.

Once again, the reservoir did not disappoint……

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This shot looks incredible on Canon and Red River photo papers so contact me if you have interest in purchasing this or any other piece of art.

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Something I’ve not Done Much of…

Landscapes, Nature

Panorama’s are a genre of photography that I’ve attempted very little. It’s probably evident in the photo below but I gave it a try anyway.

The sky last night was just too awesome not to shoot. I shoot this with my camera in landscape orientation and now wish I’d turned it vertical. Incorporating more of the lake and pier(which is absent in this shot) would have made this even better. Well, there’s always next time right? That might be tonight!

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Hey, Quick… Pull Over!

Landscapes, Lighting, Nature

So we were returning home from a July 4th weekend party when suddenly the skies started to light up. We were making our way through Allaire State Park and I remembered a favorite spot that might have some foreground interest to further enhance this emerging sky. Sure enough the horses were out grazing and all I had to do was position one or some of them firmly in the scene.

After several attempts I came up with this….

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A beautiful shot, a result of being in the right place at the right time!

As always, prints are for sale!

The Emergence…

Beach Scenes

Over the weekend I met up with a great group of people from On Taking Pictures. We met in Asbury Park, a great location for street photography. One of the events going on on the beach was a triathlon. The first leg of the event was a half mile swim. I positioned myself at the waters edge to get shots like this…..

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The back lighting allowed me to get a silhouette of the athletes as the emerged from the Atlantic. The morning sunlight flushed the sensor and underexposed the swimmers creating this great look.

I urge you to take a look at On Taking Pictures if you like photography and the arts. Great guys with informative and entertaining podcasts.

Is Photography Art?

Art

Seems to be one of those questions with no definitive answer. I’ll just say this…”You can turn a photograph into art but you can’t turn art into a photograph.”

Photograph:

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Art:

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Before and After….

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Before editing…..

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After editing in Lightroom and Color Efex Pro…

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After editing in Topaz Impression…

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Would love to see your editing workflow… why not show us a link to your process in the comments section below.

Happy Shooting!