Day 274/1005

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 274 of my 365 Project

Day 274 of my 365 Project

There were storms popping on and off all day today. This one was north of town and was pretty epic. I tried to get a panorama but it didn’t come out well. We are suppose to be getting a cold front coming through Thursday night/Friday morning. I’m hoping to get some lightning shots. It’s been too long since I was able to get any.

Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

Art, Black and White, Local
Front of the church

Front of the church

I put my camera on the floor and grabbed a shot

I put my camera on the floor and grabbed a shot

The ceiling of the church

The ceiling of the church

This was one of our few stops in New Orleans yesterday. I really love the look of the church. I could have shot so many pictures but didn’t have time. Maybe next time we are in New Orleans.

Day 273/1004

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Sunrays, Sunset
Day 273 of my 365 Project

Day 273 of my 365 Project

This evening on the way to get some groceries at Walmart, I noticed the sun going down behind the clouds. I stopped in the parking lot and grabbed a few shots. I thought it was really cool how the sunrays were shooting out from the clouds.

Lonely rose at the cemetery

Art, Black and White, Flower, Local, Nature
Lonely rose at the cemetery

Lonely rose at the cemetery

When we first arrived at Saint Louis Cemetery 1 and started walking around it, I noticed this rose. I grabbed a couple of shots of it. I don’t do a lot of selective coloring but I felt it was appropriate with this shot. I added a grunge texture and canvas texture for the final effect.

Day 272/1003

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Local
Day 272 of my 365 Project

Day 272 of my 365 Project

Early this morning, my family and I made a trip to New Orleans to see our “second son”, who has been grafted into the family, get sworn into the Navy. He shipped off today around noon for basic training. After he left, we did some sight seeing downtown. We went to Crescent City Brewery for lunch. Their Black Forest beer was excellent. After lunch, we made it down to Jackson Square and did some walking around. We saw the artists that were out. We went to the Catholic Church and got some shots. It was fun. After we were done, we decided to see one of the cemeteries. When we got to Saint Louis Cemetery 1, it was closed. The brick was low enough for me to place my camera on top and get some shots. This statue caught my attention when I saw her. I got a far away shot first and then the above shot. She really intrigued me because of her positioning and I couldn’t see her. I did my best to focus without looking through the view finder. I pushed the shutter button half way and turned the lens to manually focus (my automatic focus isn’t working). After getting this shot, I grabbed quite a few more. It was getting late, so we went back home. On and off during the drive home, I thought about how I was going edit the picture. Some time in the near future, Melody and I are going back to New Orleans and do a cemetery tour. We will get shots from inside the cemeteries, but not at night. LOL

Day 271/1002

365 Project, Art, Local, Sunset
Day 271 of my 365 Project

Day 271 of my 365 Project

This evening, Melody and I were out getting sunset shots when we had a little impromptu photo shoot at the place where I like to get sunset and storm shots. This is best shot of the few taken. We both wanted something out of the ordinary with the edit, something grungy, post-apocalyptic looking. I hope I conveyed what we were looking for.

Day 269/1000

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Sunrays, Sunset
Day 269 of my 365 Project

Day 269 of my 365 Project

Today is a special milestone in my photography. Explanation time – the numbers I put as the title have two meanings. The first one tells of the picture of the day for this year. The second number is the total number of days I’ve taken a picture of the day. So today is my 1,000th day in a row I’ve taken a picture of the day. I went out to get sunset shots this evening because it looked so cool. Not bad for my 1,000th picture of the day in my opinion.

I want to personally thank everyone who has followed, liked, and commented on my blog these past couple of years. It is greatly appreciated. Now on to my next 1,000 pictures.

Day 268/999

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, On the road, Panoramic, Spinning, Street Photography, Sunset, Vehicle
Day 268 of my 365 Project

Day 268 of my 365 Project

This is an attempted 360 degree panorama shot while getting sunset shots this evening. I got in the middle of the road and started shooting in a circle before cars drove by. This is 22 shots merged together. Not bad for my 999th picture of the day. I’m not sure what I’m going to do for my 1,000th picture of the day tomorrow. I’m still thinking on that.

Day 267/998

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, On the road, Sunset
Day 267 of my 365 Project

Day 267 of my 365 Project

I got this sunset in a different area than I usually get my sunset shots. I loaded up the whole family, minus my son, and drove west of town to get some sunset shots. I got 76 shots and came back home so I could edit and post my picture. I had quite a few really good shots to chose from but really liked this one. I didn’t edit this at all in Lightroom and only used a Detail Enhancer action in Photoshop. Nothing else.