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Happy New Year    Baltimore's New Year's Inner Harbor Fireworks    The New Year's fireworks were postponed on New Year's Eve because of poor weather. They were rescheduled for early New Year's evening. The wind was calm and the crowd was small and I was blessed with a great opportuninity to get a nice photograph.
30.11.08 - Peace and Contemplation    This image was left over from a couple of days ago when I did the misty collage. I always felt that I could do something else with this, and in the end this is just a sepia photo filter, but it conveys the feelings I wanted to get across, so I'm really happy with it. At the time I sloppily let the back of my car intrude into the photo, so that was cloned out. But otherwise it is just a B&W conversion, an adjustment of contrast and the sepia filter. I love these misty days with the sun trying to break through, and the stark silhouettes of the trees, mind you, it was bloody cold :)    There is an alternative treatment here which emphasises the cold a bit more;  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4328734_9ZqLR#427338235_SzU46      For those of you that asked about my curry night, it was a lot of fun. I love cooking, especially Indian food, and this was a chance to show off a bit with friends. They brought liquid refreshment, I did the food, and we all got totally stuffed! I'm now eating the leftovers, which are even tastier than last night :)
30JAN2012  I have been a little under the weather lately, this is a shot I got from the Indianola balloon festival in Indianola Iowa, it was one of the first images I shot with my first digital camera. I had purchased a five hundred roll pack of film a year prior to this shot and had just run out of film. Paul jr. found the camera in St louis and went and got it for us and off to the races we went.....The camera doesn't fell good in my hand yet but heck I shot almost five thousand frames with that old film camera......hope I get more like this, hope you enjoy it!  I don't have photoshop....background is real, looking toward the North, real hazy out, sun is in and out of the clouds right at sunset, thanks for asking!  I was not in a balloon, they are the last ones up and out...real distinctive crafts, almost like the ones used to go around the world, haven't seen many of this type before this event.  You don't see many with animals on the sides either...  #1 picture 30JAN2012
Grass-1452    A shot of Dad's lawn from a bug's perspective, looking into the setting sun.      The soft-focus was achieved by shooting through the grass which was between the lens and the blades I focused on.      I used the 70-200 2.8 with stacked 20 & 36mm extension tubes, which allowed me to focus at about 6 inches.
1-04: This is another from Thursday, actually taken a few minutes before yesterday's post. This shot was taken looking towards the other end of Horsetooth. As you can see, it's a very long and fairly narrow reservoir. It's amazing how fast the sky was changing - a lot of this color was gone in just a matter of seconds. It's also unusual how calm the water is. Normally you won't see a reflection this good on Horsetooth because of the wind.
12-14: Saturday evening we went to the 16th street mall in Denver. On the way home we stopped to look at the lights on the Denver City and County Building. With this lens I had to go behind some trees to get the whole building. Also, unfortunately, I didn't have my tripod, so it didn't turn out as good as it could have.
"The Foggy Lake" I couldn't decide on which version of this image I wanted to put up today so instead of going nuts I decided to place them BOTH in my daily gallery since I was a day behind on my listings anyway. This is the COLOR version that has been processed using NIK COLOR EFEX PRO 3 and then adding some minor Contrast & sharpening. The B&W version of can be seen as the next image in this gallery or if you can here by way of the Daily main page you can CLICKING HERE  Let me know which one YOU like the best !  Enjoy Folks ! Bill Pador
Tiniest hummer I ever seen.
22.2.09 - Red Sky at Night, Photographer's Delight :)  There are times when I feel that sunset photos are nothing to do with me, all I do is point and shoot, Mother Nature and Uncle Nikon do the work! I am also lucky that less than 2 minutes walk from my flat I have this view, so when I see something developing in the sky I just grab the camera and stroll round to the old quarry. Last night was a pretty special sunset as you can see. This is straight out of camera, and there are 11 more in my Lincoln Sunsets Gallery here;  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4053411_yY5Qg#478293082_9jPb4    As I said, not a lot to do with me as a photographer, but still damn spectacular :)
8-3-07     Did you say something to me?
"Fall Reflections" 10-23-09 Reflections of the fall colors in a small river just as the sun went down. I purposely shot this scene with a small amount of shore line showing so I could flip the image giving the illusion of the water being on top and the tress being in the wrong place to give it some creativity. This image is SOTC  Have a Great Weekend Everyone ~Bill~  10-30-09 UPDATE: Thank You for all the wonderful comments & feedback on this image. Incredibly this image has become the #4 most popular photo on my web site in less then a week of posting it. WOW !!! Thanks Everyone !  ~Bill~
13.04.12 - The Blue Lady    These alien planet experiments have been something very very different for me, and although I have no intention of doing them regularly I would recommend that everyone tries at least one of them. The idea came to me when I was thinking of the backgrounds that are going to be added to the green screen in some of the scenes in our Dr Who movie, which is nearing completion by the way..     The model here is my friend Jo, who designs and makes beautiful dresses like these as Blue Lady Couture. Her work is well worth seeking out.     The basic principle of making these is very simple, just put one image on top of another and erase the bits you don't want so that it looks like one picture, but of course it isn't as simple as that :)    But the more you do the easier they get. I'd recommend starting with pics with a level unbroken horizon, those are much easier to join. Then gradually build up to more complicated images. Long hair and transparent materials are the hardest part of making these, and I've certainly not perfected that part of things yet!    IMPORTANT:- hopefully a final word on the thumbs downers and abusive anonymous commenters. Thanks for your responses to my comments yesterday, but it is very important that if you want this resolving you must contact Andy at Smug about it. As I type this no one has added to the thread I started on Dgrin, and unless people contact Smug they are likely to claim that it isn't an issue and continue to ignore the situation. If you have contacted Andy privately then thank-you for that, and let's hope that he is as good as his word and does something about it.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!!    POTD February 14, 2011 - Best viewed in X2    This classic Ford truck is really red, but I was experimenting with PP - just playing around really.  But I kind of liked this effect.  I particularly liked the reflections of the Mustang in the side, the grass in the wheels and the understated color of this beauty.    Best viewed in x large to see the fine detail.    Here's the 'original' shot straight out of the camera:   http://lgood.smugmug.com/gallery/12442807_L6QVo/#1187288707_Bu2oA    Thanks for all you kind comments this week.  Have a good one!!!!    Best regards.,  Linda
It's still hot, and I didn't shoot anything today, so this is another shot from the archives.  And in an ultimate showing of laziness, I'm pulling it straight from one of my first galleries uploaded to Smugmug.  One more day until I'll have lots of new festival and river photos to choose from.
June 10, 2008      Feeling mellow...in yellow.  Squirrel update. These two were tired as they just had an orgy up in my oak tree. Yep, that's right. I couldn't believe it either.
Happy New Year

Baltimore's New Year's Inner Harbor Fireworks

The New Year's fireworks were postponed on New Year's Eve because of poor weather. They were rescheduled for early New Year's evening. The wind was calm and the crowd was small and I was blessed with a great opportuninity to get a nice photograph.

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Happy New Year    Baltimore's New Year's Inner Harbor Fireworks    The New Year's fireworks were postponed on New Year's Eve because of poor weather. They were rescheduled for early New Year's evening. The wind was calm and the crowd was small and I was blessed with a great opportuninity to get a nice photograph.
Happy New Year

Baltimore's New Year's Inner Harbor Fireworks

The New Year's fireworks were postponed on New Year's Eve because of poor weather. They were rescheduled for early New Year's evening. The wind was calm and the crowd was small and I was blessed with a great opportuninity to get a nice photograph.

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