Day 278/1009

365 Project, Art, Local, Macro
Day 278 of my 365 Project

Day 278 of my 365 Project

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.

Day 271/1002

365 Project, Art, Local, Sunset
Day 271 of my 365 Project

Day 271 of my 365 Project

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.

Day 265/996

365 Project, Art, Fire, Local, Steampunk
Day 265 of my 365 Project

Day 265 of my 365 Project

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.

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 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.

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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.