Day 208/939

365 Project, Art, Astrophotography, Black and White, La Skies, Local, Long exposure, Meteor, Night photography, Star Trail, Stars
Day 208 of my 365 Project

Day 208 of my 365 Project

My apologies for the late post. It gets dark kinda late and I wanted to get a star trail this evening. It’s been a while since I did one. As you can see, I was able to catch a meteor while shooting the star trail. I will post a picture of just the meteor tomorrow sometime. This is 63 x 30 second shots merged together in Photoshop with a free action I found. I have to take 30 second shots because of light pollution. I also had to process this in black and white because of light pollution. If anybody is interested on how I did this, let me know in the comments or send me an email through my Contact Page and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

And for those interested, I was listening to Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd while processing this shot. Pink Floyd is my favorite band. :D

Day 207/938

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Storm
Day 207 of my 365 Project

Day 207 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, the clouds were doing there summertime thing and popping showers all over southern Louisiana. I drove a couple of minutes up the road from where I live to get this shot. I didn’t want any trees or powerlines interfering with the view.

Day 206/937

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Sunburst, Sunrays
Day 206 of my 365 Project

Day 206 of my 365 Project

This afternoon after going swimming, this was my view. I had to get a couple of shots because it was so awesome to see. The clouds were building all afternoon but didn’t do much where I was. The forecast is favorable for storm chasing next week. I sure hope so.

Day 205/936

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing, Sunrays
Day 205 of my 365 Project

Day 205 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, the storms were popping south of where I live. I went and did some investigating to see what they were doing. I got a quite a few shots but nothing spectacular where I was. I couldn’t go any further south because of potential hail in the storm cells. As I was heading home, I noticed the clouds to my west. This is one of them. The sunrays and rain wall looked pretty impressive.

Storm Chasing Last Night

La Skies, Long exposure, Lightning, Clouds, Night photography, Lights, Light trails, Local, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing

Last night, I went out storm chasing and got 102 shots. These are the best ones from the chase. I will post more later today after I’ve gone through and edited some more. I was trying to post this last night but my power went out. It’s back on so I can take care of editing more pictures and posting more awesomeness from last night.

Shelf Cloud

Shelf Cloud caught south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning Shot

Lightning Shot caught west of Eunice, Louisiana

Multiple Lightning Strikes

Multiple Lightning Shots caught west of Eunice, Louisiana

Multiple Lightning Strikes

Multiple Lightning Shots caught west of Eunice, Louisiana

Day 204/935

365 Project, La Skies, Art, Clouds, Local, Trees, On the road, Field, Cajun, Bins, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 204 of my 365 Project

Day 204 of my 365 Project

I went swimming this afternoon and saw this magnificent set of clouds to my southeast. I checked the radar and they were down by the coast, which is a couple of hours away. I drove a few minutes to one of my favorite spots to get storm shots and got a few pictures. I thought the rice bins would be a nice addition to the picture.

Day 203/934

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, Sunrays, Water
Day 203 of my 365 Project

Day 203 of my 365 Project

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.

Day 202/933

365 Project, Art, Local, Reflection
Day 202 of my 365 Project

Day 202 of my 365 Project

I got an email this morning about using reflections in your pictures. One of the pictures in the post was an eye. I decided to try it and this is what I got. I used my macro lens to get this shot. I was able to get the reflection of the sky and our rose bush. This is one shot I need to work on.

Day 201/932

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Local, HDR, Self shot
Day 201 of my 365 Project

Day 201 of my 365 Project

It’s been a while since I did a Self Shot Sunday so I decided to give a shot (see what I did there) today. I had this tutorial, How to Create a Pencil Sketch in Photoshop, in my email this morning so I gave it a try. I’ve made some changes to my physical features recently and I wanted to show them. Yes, I now have a mohawk and I shaved off my mustache. I’m going to get more ink in the future when I get extra money. When I get my new ink, I will show y’all what I got.

Day 200/931

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Clouds, Field, HDR, La Skies, Local, Nature, On the road, Tree
Day 200 of my 365 Project

Day 200 of my 365 Project

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.