Day 264/995

365 Project, Art, Astrophotography, Black and White, La Skies, Local, Long exposure, Meteor, Night photography, Star Trail, Stars
Day 264 of my 365 Project

Day 264 of my 365 Project

It was a clear, beautiful day here in southern Louisiana today. I wanted to take advantage of it and get a star trail this evening. I did get a meteor in the shot and it looks like a satellite going through the shot. This is 66 x 30 second shots merged together.

Day 263/994

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Day 263 of my 365 Project

Day 263 of my 365 Project

This is my picture of the day for yesterday. This cute little flower is growing in one of the flower pots on our front porch. I grabbed this shot right before we left for our final performance of the play we were in and the cast party afterwards.

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John:

Some really good photos…

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

Tonight is the last showing of the Eunice Players Theater of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Tomorrow, or maybe Monday, I’ll try to post a gallery of the better photos I’ve taken throughout the production, specifically the ones pertaining to the production. But I do have a few snapshots I took during the last week that I can share with you today. I hope you enjoy them! I used my cell to take the photos and the Pixlr Express app to edit them.

I titled this one "The Shadows Grow Long" on my deviantART page. I snapped the shot before the show started one day. I liked the perspective, which is why I /didn't/ post this one to Instagram. It would lose so much! Guess I'll start using Dropbox soon.

I titled this one “The Shadows Grow Long” on my deviantART page. I snapped the shot before the show started one day. I liked the perspective, which is why I /didn’t/ post this one to Instagram. It would lose so much! Guess I’ll start using Dropbox soon.

I think I titled this one "Bricks and Grass". I know. Not the most epic title but I don't feel very epic today, rather more tired than anything else. I really enjoyed this one because I was able to use this photo effect with a pleasing result. I've had such a hard time finding a photo to use this effect for! I really like the washed out effect on the larger portion of the photo and the more natural colors in the color block strip. I'm really pleased with this one! I think I titled this one “Bricks and Grass”. I know. It’s not the most epic title but I don’t…

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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…

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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

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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.