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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
This evening, the director of the play we are involved with wanted pictures. She is going to do an article for the local paper about how the community theater is a family affair. My whole family, five of us, are involved in the play. Three of the actors in the play has/had family members involved with the play. After the picture, my in-laws and family went to get a bite to eat in town. We noticed the clouds were building quite nicely so I grabbed a few shots in town. After eating, I checked the radar and the storms had dissipated. No storm spotting this evening. Maybe tomorrow since there isn’t a performance. I can only hope.
This afternoon, my wife, my “adopted” son, and myself were sitting outside enjoying the exceptional weather we have down here in southern Louisiana. I grabbed my 75-300mm lens and sat in my chair to get shots. One of the firepits we use is full of water. I looked down at it and saw this frog. I missed the first chance to get pictures. I kept watching and it finally popped it’s head up again. I got a few shots before it swam away again. It was a very cool to see it.
This rose has been in bloom for a few days now. I went to check it out today and this nice little bug was on it. I was able to get a few shots of it. I love catching little critters on the flowers.
This afternoon, we had some really nice storms come through. My wife and I went out to see what was heading our way. This shot was taken when the storm got fairly close to us. It’s two shots merged together. There was lots of lightning but I wasn’t able to catch any. Maybe next time.