This is a macro shot of a glass insulator used on power poles. My son found them a while back to be incorporated into our steampunk/pub kitchen. Since I’m still hobbled, I used the insulator as my subject so I didn’t have to walk around looking for stuff to shoot.
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.
For my picture of the day, I did something a little bit different. We had to leave early from tearing down the set of the play we were in. This flame is burning at a restaurant next door to the theater. I grabbed a few shots of it. I merged three of the shots together and added a couple of grungy looking textures to it.
This afternoon while supper was cooking, I went out to see what I could see for my picture of the day. I saw butterfly land on our wild weed garden in our front yard. I was able to get pretty close to get a decent shot of it. Pretty cool!!
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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.