I got this shot about two hours after sunrise. The clouds were pretty amazing so I got a couple of shots. Today was a short day of shooting for me. I only got two shots with my camera. This one and another one of the clouds. Tomorrow will hopefully be better since there is a nice chance of storms in the afternoon.
This afternoon late, I went for a drive to find my picture of the day. The last time I went out storm chasing, I saw a building that looked like an abandoned building. At night, it looked pretty impressive. It wasn’t impressive during the day. On the way, I saw this tree and got a few shots of it. I processed it in Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop.
This afternoon, I went scouting out an area to do a family session in a couple of weeks. This is at our public park in town, which houses a bunch of ducks. The ducks paid my wife and daughter a visit hoping to get some food. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any. Next time, we are planning on bringing some bread for them. I used one of the free actions I have in Photoshop to get this effect.
This afternoon, I went out to check out the weather. The radar looked a bit impressive when I headed out. As I got out there, the storms had dissipated a bit. I caught this panorama north of Crowley, Louisiana. The forecast is favorable for better chasing tomorrow and Saturday.
This evening, we went out to get sunset shots at this field of sunflowers. The clouds weren’t as epic as last night but it was still pretty neat. With this edit, I did the initial processing in HDR because I bracketed the shot. When I did the edit in Lightroom, I pulled all the color out except for the sunflowers. I bumped up the saturation and luminance of the sunflowers to give it some pop. I added a couple of textures in Photoshop to finish it up.
This evening, the sunset was absolutely gorgeous. The clouds from storms earlier today hung around and gave us a beautiful show. This is one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in a while.
Yesterday afternoon after doing some storm chasing along the gulf coast of Mississippi, we stopped off in Biloxi, Mississippi to get some supper and noticed the tide was low. After eating, we drove to Long Beach and walked around for a bit to get some shots before heading home. I was able to get this shot under the Long Beach pier where I got shots of dolphins back in May. It was really cool being able to go under the pier like this.
Today, we got to spend time with family I haven’t seen in a few years. While visiting, I noticed these damsel flies flying around a tree next to the picnic area we were at. As I was grabbing my camera, they started getting “busy” and I grabbed some shots. I added a couple of textures in Photoshop.
This morning when I got up and looked outside and noticed this line of mushrooms in the grass. Unless something epic came up today, this was going to be my picture of the day. I got a couple of shots of it from different angles to see which one I wanted to use. I added three textures in Photoshop to get the above effect.
Something cool happened to me yesterday late I want to share. On Facebook, the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana had a contest to submit weather pictures and they would use one of them as their cover photo. Well, I won. Here is the shot that won.
Here is the link to the Facebook page where my picture is
This afternoon we were driving around storm watching because we had scattered storms around us. We came up to a new road for us, so we took it. We wound up seeing this tree in a field so I got some shots of it. I really liked it. I knew when I took it, I was going to convert it to black and white. I cut the clarity in Lightroom to give it a soft feel. I added a couple of curves adjustment layers in Photoshop. I didn’t feel it needed textures so I didn’t add them.