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22.3.09 - Comfort Zone  When I joined the Dailies just over a year ago one of my stated goals was to "get out of my landscape comfort zone". There have been times when I've retreated deeply into my comfort zone, but this weekend hasn't been one of them. I've been working as a stills photographer on this project  http://www.theladyofshalott.co.uk/index.html  and today was the last big film shoot. My main role was to take individual shots of the actors for their portfolios, but I also took a lot of candids and general shots to record the event.   All will be revealed in late May when the film is launched, but until then the imagery and style of the film is being closely managed. I can honestly say that I've never worked with such a wonderful bunch of talented individuals, and the whole experience has been magical. Unfortunately, I now have to process so many photos that I'll be AWOL from the Dailies again for another day or so. I know you'll be patient with me, and I hope this photo will maintain your interest until I can reveal a bit more :)
Picture #191      -Painted Sunrise  Just a photo I revisited after hearing the seminar and trying a few things...  I never take what others say even if it is at a seminar as gospel...  It may be something that worked for them but I still use my own head and try different things.    clarity- adds shadow to dark areas, vibrance-  is far better than using saturation because it makes all the colors brighter and he stated rarely do you need all of them brighter.   Vibrance adds a color punch to in areas where there is less saturation.  1) It makes any color that is dull more bright, 2) it does very little to the colors that are already bright, 3) it does it's best to avoid skin tones altogether... so is much more controllable than saturation is....  well, that's what the speaker said but each to their own I say you know best what works for you..  this is an old photo from 9/09 that I had never processed because of the difficult lighting but was much easier trying some of the new techs..  have a great day.. I get to babysit Chloe again Mon...  :-)  connie
5-23: This is a bridge over the Podure river north of town. You can see that it is really greening up around here!
A mother moose seems unperturbed, while her baby looks over at all the people gathered to watch and photograph the pair as they forage in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming; best viewed in the largest sizes.  We just got back from our trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.  We did not have access to electricity where we camped, so I managed only to upload my files of photos each day to the laptop, but did not get any processing done at all.  No Internet access the entire time.  We had a great time, even though it was often cold and rainy.  We got two inches of snow one night.  I'm anxious to get back to looking at all your great shots.  Hope you like this one of the mother moose and her baby.  We saw them just as we were about to leave Grand Teton National Park.  I was able to watch and photograph them for about ten minutes and was not too far away.  Typically, the baby would let its mother get about fifteen feet away and then it would run at breakneck speed to catch back up to its mom.
1-03: Thursday I let my daughter drive up to Horsetooth and on some of the roads up there (she's just started learning to drive). It just so happened that the sky was pretty awesome looking so I had her stop and I took some pictures. As you can see our snow is almost completely gone now :(
Des-0253    My energetic niece, taunting me this afternoon at her brother's birthday party.  Normally one to ham it up for the camera, she was being a bit mischievous today and tried to hide behind the door before I could get a shot off.  She almost succeeded but ultimately ended up giving me what easily turned out to be my favorite shot of the day.    Thanks for all the comments on the baseball shot I posted a couple days ago.  I haven't had time to follow up/comment much yet, but I've certainly enjoyed easing back in and seeing/hearing from a lot of familiar folks.
6.27.2011. We found these wonderful windmills overlooking the nice little town of Consuegra, Spain. There are 11 of them sprinkled here along with a small castle that was closed :( While they are not the ones that Don Quixote did battle with, they are the same types.   The funniest thing was that one of the windmills is a little tourist shop and we stopped there first to get a cold drink. The shopkeeper told us we could climb the stairs and look out, so up we marched, and as we climbed he loudly sang  The lady's very pretty  The lady's very nice  The lady's very pretty  I'd like to kiss her twice!     Oh those Spaniards!!!     Thanks everyone for all your comments, it's so fun to be home and be following all the great pictures in the dailies.
03/14/11 - Toco Toucon or is it Mr. Fruit Loop?    The kids and I traveled back to Scotland Neck yesterday to go to the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park.  We really enjoy our visits there seeing all the birds and walking the easy trail.  There's a beaver blind and a treehouse as well as a playground area with fossil dirt brought in from Aurora for the kids to look for fossil teeth.    The Toco Toucon obviously stands out for his color and personality, and this is Johnny's favorite bird at the park.  Easy for me as the photographer to fall in love with that beautiful blue eye.  This was our 3rd visit to the park, and each time we've spent a good bit of time visiting with this bird.    This guy is a native to parts of Africa.  Not on any endanged lists thank goodness.  Males and femlaes look the same only males are larger.  They live in more open areas than forest areas.  They like fruits like figs but also eat reptiles and insects and even sometimes small birds.      Link to Joey's POTD:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Daily-Photos/LightningFastJoeys-POTD/11187845_dd7pS#1215884498_UAtxo    Thanks for your comments on the St. Patrick's Day Parade collage.      Best bird collage from yesterday:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/March-2011/16046070_gZarf#1215665275_g82PM  Putting all the ones I like side by side like that helps me pick sometimes.    Best kid collage:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/March-2011/16046070_gZarf#1215667474_aRfn2    The unique crop is because he's in a cage.  Although the eye detail is not so nice if you line things up to get his whole beak in beause it's so long.  Here's a shot from our last visit that shows his full beak (and a sweet gum ball he's playing with):    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/SylvanHeightsWaterfowlParkScot/Sylvan-Heights-022011/15917697_ZVfEA#1193792092_7ZqtL    I spent some time trying out a polarizing filter yesterday.  I wan't impressed.  I may try again.    HAGD,  Maryann
I got a new camera! I have been working with a Nikon D40 and am now celebrating my upgrade to a D90. Kinda needed to though. My D40 is in the shop....and I have photos to take, darn it.  Over the Holidays I was reading the Twilight series *sigh*...(I know, I know...already to much information;)And finally saw the movie. Then a couple nights ago, I watched Sweeney Todd. I was amazed by the lighting, the colors, contrast of both movies. I love the hair and costume design in Sweeney Todd... I became inspired....and this was my result...  ****Thank you very much for all of the Awesome comments. I must admit though, this is a self portrait. Yup. Me, my camera, tri-pod, and a touch of inspirado.....********
3.10.09 - Ghost in the Machine  Ghostly goings on at Gainsborough Old Hall. I've had this idea ever since I found out that this was called the "ghost corridor", so while I was trapped inside the PC I thought I'd have a go at creating this. It is the first time I've experimented with layers in this way, maybe I should have made Lydia even more transparent, but hey I'm sure I'll try this again.  Those of you that haven't already seen my gallery of the Hall might want to check this out;    http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/History/GAINSBOROUGH-OLD-HALL/9662694_gb4gb#652216254_Fyruu  Thanks for the wonderful response to my silly SP yesterday, it was a lot of fun making that :)
"A Healing Sunset"  It was a long day today with some bad headache by evening. Instead of adding some caffeine to the evening I added a sunset to feel better. Definitely worked :-)     “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore ~
Lake Isabelle, Indian Peaks National Wilderness, CO    A new version of a photo from our trip to Colorado in July 2010.  I want to get a large print of this so I had to re-crop it for 8x10 aspect ratio and I touched up the processing.  It seems like every time I revisit old photos I find new ways to process them.  And I don't even do much stuff, just little tweaks make a big difference.    I think this was the first photo I took with a DSLR that I really liked a lot, so it is one of my personal favorites.    I hope everyone has a fun weekend!  I know I'll be watching some good football games.    Daily photo: January 15, 2011, reprocessed January 15, 2011, taken July 30, 2010
I just finished processing the images from my first ever photo shoot with a young, aspiring model.  Heather is a lovely young woman and I was very lucky to be able to do this photoshoot with her.  This is one of my favorite images from the shoot.  If you are interested in seeing the others, they are in the following gallery:  http://fotoeffects.smugmug.com/gallery/8572425_qAADT#564825381_oE9Qd.  I'd love to hear your suggestions and comments, as many of you have so much more experience than I do.
Saturday, June 6th.
A view of my yard after a winter snowstorm - this is one of a small file of photos that I discovered this week on one of my external drives that had never been processed.  I processed them and added them to my "Snowy Days" gallery this week.  We actually have not had this much snow at one time this year.  THIS SHOT REALLY NEEDS TO BE VIEWED IN THE LARGEST SIZES.  Thanks to those of you who commented on my shot of the froggie in the window. And another weekend is here and I hope you are able to enjoy yours.  Cheers!
22.3.09 - Comfort Zone

When I joined the Dailies just over a year ago one of my stated goals was to "get out of my landscape comfort zone". There have been times when I've retreated deeply into my comfort zone, but this weekend hasn't been one of them. I've been working as a stills photographer on this project http://www.theladyofshalott.co.uk/index.html and today was the last big film shoot. My main role was to take individual shots of the actors for their portfolios, but I also took a lot of candids and general shots to record the event.

All will be revealed in late May when the film is launched, but until then the imagery and style of the film is being closely managed. I can honestly say that I've never worked with such a wonderful bunch of talented individuals, and the whole experience has been magical. Unfortunately, I now have to process so many photos that I'll be AWOL from the Dailies again for another day or so. I know you'll be patient with me, and I hope this photo will maintain your interest until I can reveal a bit more :)

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22.3.09 - Comfort Zone  When I joined the Dailies just over a year ago one of my stated goals was to "get out of my landscape comfort zone". There have been times when I've retreated deeply into my comfort zone, but this weekend hasn't been one of them. I've been working as a stills photographer on this project  http://www.theladyofshalott.co.uk/index.html  and today was the last big film shoot. My main role was to take individual shots of the actors for their portfolios, but I also took a lot of candids and general shots to record the event.   All will be revealed in late May when the film is launched, but until then the imagery and style of the film is being closely managed. I can honestly say that I've never worked with such a wonderful bunch of talented individuals, and the whole experience has been magical. Unfortunately, I now have to process so many photos that I'll be AWOL from the Dailies again for another day or so. I know you'll be patient with me, and I hope this photo will maintain your interest until I can reveal a bit more :)
22.3.09 - Comfort Zone

When I joined the Dailies just over a year ago one of my stated goals was to "get out of my landscape comfort zone". There have been times when I've retreated deeply into my comfort zone, but this weekend hasn't been one of them. I've been working as a stills photographer on this project http://www.theladyofshalott.co.uk/index.html and today was the last big film shoot. My main role was to take individual shots of the actors for their portfolios, but I also took a lot of candids and general shots to record the event.

All will be revealed in late May when the film is launched, but until then the imagery and style of the film is being closely managed. I can honestly say that I've never worked with such a wonderful bunch of talented individuals, and the whole experience has been magical. Unfortunately, I now have to process so many photos that I'll be AWOL from the Dailies again for another day or so. I know you'll be patient with me, and I hope this photo will maintain your interest until I can reveal a bit more :)

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