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.

Day 186/917

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Fractals
Day 186 of my 365 Project

Day 186 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, I went on a photowalk in McDonough, Georgia to get some exercise. I was able to get a few shots but this one was the coolest. It is from the Baptist church not far from the square. I made it black and white in Lightroom, and dropped the clarity to give it a dreamy effect. I added a couple of textures in Photoshop.

Day 180/911 and a contest win

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Mushrooms, Nature, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 180 of my 365 Project

Day 180 of my 365 Project

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.

Storm front

Storm front

Here is the link to the Facebook page where my picture is

https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Shreveport.gov

Day 178/909

365 Project, Art, Flower, Local, Macro, Nature, Rain, Water
Day 178 of my 365 Project

Day 178 of my 365 Project

This morning, I was walking from my in laws house (they live next door) and noticed one of the rose bushes had roses on it. I grabbed a shot with my phone which I will post later. I went to the house, grabbed my camera and macro attachment, went back, and grabbed a few shots. I really like this one and played with it quite a bit in Photoshop with textures and adjustment layers.

Day 174/905

365 Project, Art, HDR, Local, Nature
Day 174 of my 365 Project

Day 174 of my 365 Project

This afternoon while walking from checking the mail, I noticed there were mushrooms in the yard. I went and got my camera and grabbed a few shots. I did a bracketed shot so I could process it in HDR. I added a couple of textures to enhance it a bit more.

Just a reminder – all of my pictures are for sale. If you are interested, please let me know via my Contact Page and we can discuss prices. Thanks.

Day 173/904

365 Project, Art, Dragonfly, Local, Macro, Nature
Day 173 of my 365 Project

Day 173 of my 365 Project

This afternoon I went walking around my front yard to see what I could catch for my picture of the day. I was going to do a dandelion in HDR but the wind was blowing so that was out of the question. As I was informed there was a dragonfly in the weeds. I tried to get a shot but it flew away and landed on another weed. I got some shots of it. It let me get pretty close to it. It flew away and landed another place. I got a few more shots of it and at close range again too. I believe they like to get their picture taken. This isn’t the first time I’ve been able to have a photo shoot with a willing dragonfly. Fun stuff on a cloudy, muggy Sunday afternoon here in southern Louisiana.

Day 172/903

365 Project, Art, Cloud smear effect, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, Trees
Day 172 of my 365 Project

Day 172 of my 365 Project

I know it’s a bit late for my picture of the day but I was busy updating the laptop from our church and it took quite a few hours. I also had to process 1224 for a timelapse and this cloud smear. It takes a long time to convert that many shots into a jpg (I do a mass conversion from RAW files to jpg in Lightroom) and then run the action on those jpg files to create the cloud smear. I would post the timelapse but it’s a pretty big file and my Internet would choke if I tried to. When I get to really good Internet, I will upload some of my better, longer timelapses.

Day 171/902

365 Project, Art, Local, Spider, Web
Day 171 of my 365 Project

Day 171 of my 365 Project

This afternoon I was sitting in my chair at my desk when I looked outside and noticed a spider in it’s web. The sun was hitting her just right. I got my camera and put my 75-300mm lens on and got a few shots. I added a couple of curves adjustment layers and three textures. As I’m typing this, the sun isn’t hitting her and she can barely be seen. Right place. Right time.

Day 170/901

365 Project, Art, Flower, HDR, Local, Nature
Day 170 of my 365 Project

Day 170 of my 365 Project

I wanted to get a shot of this beauty since it bloomed by my house a few days ago. I took the opportunity this afternoon to get a few shots. I did a couple of bracketed shots, -2, 0. +2 and -1 , 0 , +1 so I could process a five (5) shot HDR picture. I exported the pictures in Photomatix Pro and didn’t have to move the sliders very much because the colors came out amazing.

I wanted to let everyone know, all of my pictures are for sale. Please send me a request on my Contact Page if you are interested in buying a print. I’m going to update my blog with a page to list prices and available sizes.

Day 168/899

365 Project, Art, Cloud smear effect, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Trees
Day 168 of my 365 Project

Day 168 of my 365 Project

Late this morning, I did a timelapse of the clouds building to my west. I took over 1400 pictures for the timelapse. When I downloaded the shots, I noticed a big black spot in the first picture. After processing the shots, I ended up with two black spots in my pictures. Why, I have no idea but I processed the pictures any way for a cloud smear. After the cloud smear processed, I added a couple of textures in Photoshop.