Day 262/993

365 Project, Art, Bins, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Trees
Day 262 of my 365 Project

Day 262 of my 365 Project

I knew it was going to be a late night tonight because after the play, the cast and crew are going out to eat and hang out. I went walking around this afternoon to see what I could shoot. The clouds were pretty cool so I got a couple of shots. I thought to myself that I don’t remember ever doing a shot down the road with my camera on the ground. So, I grabbed a couple of shots. When I started editing my shots, I really liked this one. Since the infrared editing process is still something new to me, I ran the Infrared action just to see what it would look like. The above picture is it. I thought it came out pretty cool looking.

On a side note, I got to thinking today. Next Friday will be my 1,000th picture of the day. I’m pretty stoked about it. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. I have a week to figure it out. Thanks to everybody who has followed me throughout this journey. It is greatly appreciated.

Day 261/992

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Fog, La Skies, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Night photography, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 261 of my 365 Project

Day 261 of my 365 Project

Sorry for the late post. I had a play performance this evening. After the performance, I checked my radar app and there were some really nice thunderstorms in the area. As we were driving home, we didn’t see any lightning. When we got home, I kept checking the skies for lightning. Nothing for a little bit. After about 20 – 30 minutes of being at home, I saw some flashes. Melody and I dropped the kids off next door and went to one of my storm spotting areas to see what was going on. As we got to the spot to set up, the storm stopped producing lightning. Not pleased but I got a few shots. Maybe next time. Maybe…

Black and White Photo

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John:

A nice shot from our storm chase yesterday…

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

My husband, John, is the photographer in our house but I like to take snapshots and edit them on my cell. I just have fun with it and don’t intend to make a career out of it like he is doing. We are also certified storm spotters and we take as many opportunities as possible to check out storms in our area and keep and eye on what they’re doing.  I do admit to being fascinated by lightning, charmed by thunder, and mesmerized by cloud formations. As we were following a couple of storm cells in our area, John found an excellent place to stop and this tree was right there, begging to be photographed. :) You can see John’s photo of the tree (a much better quality, and a panoramic photo, as well!) on his post for today, by clicking here. So, without further ado, here’s my photo.

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Day 260/991

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Trees
Day 260 of my 365 Project

Day 260 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, I got a video update from Serge Remelli. He is one of my favorite people to watch on YouTube for editing pictures. Today’s video was about converting your pictures into an infrared look. Here is the video just in case you are interested in seeing how to create it. I took this shot right before leaving for our performance. I really like this effect.

Day 259/990

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Blog post, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Nature, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing, Tree
Day 259 of my 365 Project

Day 259 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, Melody (my wife) and I got to do a bit of storm chasing/spotting. We went north of town to check out some intense storms. One of the places we stopped, there was this tree with the storm behind it. We both got some shots of it. I thought it looked really good in black and white. When I processed it in Lightroom, I cut the contrast on one of the pictures and boosted the contrast in another. I merged the two pictures together, pulled out the tree from the high contrast edit and kept the clouds from the cut contrast edit. The tree made a nice addition to the shooting.

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Artistic Inspiration

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John:

Some nice shots of what is to become art in the future…

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

I have some photos of things that inspired me over the course of the past week…or2…or 3… I can only hope that what I see in my head translates well through my hands and fingers! Anyway, I’d like to share these photos with you. I’m still not mentally ready to begin the last canvas for Mask series #8 but I’m getting there. There’s just too much going on right now and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to work as quickly or be as focused as I feel I’ll need to be. I’m probably thinking too much…but I really do want to be able to work without too many deadlines and activities fluttering around in my head. As soon as we are done with the play, I plan to start the work and we’ll see what we will see!

This is a close-up photo of my headphones. There's a whole story behind these. I'm not really a 'blingy' sort of gal but this is dark bling...with spikes. Yeah, that's more like me. This is a close-up photo of my headphones. There’s a whole…

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Day 258/989

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Storm
Day 258 of my 365 Project

Day 258 of my 365 Project

This evening, the director of the play we are involved with wanted pictures. She is going to do an article for the local paper about how the community theater is a family affair. My whole family, five of us, are involved in the play. Three of the actors in the play has/had family members involved with the play. After the picture, my in-laws and family went to get a bite to eat in town. We noticed the clouds were building quite nicely so I grabbed a few shots in town. After eating, I checked the radar and the storms had dissipated. No storm spotting this evening. Maybe tomorrow since there isn’t a performance. I can only hope.

Day 257/988

365 Project, Art, Local, Nature, Rust
Day 257 of my 365 Project

Day 257 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, my wife, my “adopted” son, and myself were sitting outside enjoying the exceptional weather we have down here in southern Louisiana. I grabbed my 75-300mm lens and sat in my chair to get shots. One of the firepits we use is full of water. I looked down at it and saw this frog. I missed the first chance to get pictures. I kept watching and it finally popped it’s head up again. I got a few shots before it swam away again. It was a very cool to see it.