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Vertigo, anyone?    Trying to break out of the norm and see things from a new perspective.  This is a relatively new pedestrian bridge that crosses the Eno River and leads into the city park where all of my festival shots have come from.  This was the first time I crossed this bridge so I wanted to capture a few photos to mark the occasion.  Not content with a straight-on approach, I wondered what it would look like if I hung upside down from the top.  It probably goes without saying, but it was much harder to compose a decent shot than I expected. ;-)    Edit: It seems many have missed my little winkie there at the end.  I did NOT actually hang from the top.  I just wondered what it would look like if I had.  The difficulty was in getting the comp I wanted to make the shot look convincing.  This was shot standing on my own two feet, then the image was flipped in post.  While trying to compose this I was wishing for an inverted view, like the old view cameras.
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 view of our recent snowstorm from an upstairs window.    The reunion is over.  Our dinner party was a lot of fun, but I'm pretty wiped out.  Tomorrow, though, I'll be back to my regular routine and I hope to catch up on everyone's photos.  Have a good beginning to the week.
"Heavenly Swing"   “The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.”~Anonymous~
Days End at the Fishing Hole
January 24, 2010 - "Sunday Morning Fog"  Last Sunday morning I looked outside and there was heavy fog.  So I quickly dressed and drove a couple miles to a barn that I have been wanting to shoot in heavy fog.  The barn sits on a hill and there was not enough fog to even get out of the car and try a shot.  So, on the way home I stopped by some horse property on the low land around Bear Creek.  None of the horses were out but I did get this photo.  April 25, 2010 - This photo was the second place winner in the Scenics category of the juried 2010 Bob Jones Nature Center Photography Contest in Southlake, Texas.  There were six categories and the photos had to be shot in our local area Ecosystem
April 4, 2009 - "Doors and Stairs"
12/21.  Big Sur Sunset and waves_DSC1781.  I captured this at Sunset in the middle of the rocks and waves.  The waves would come crashing in and through this little trough between the rocks.  My friend I was shooting with got stuck down in the trough when the wave came in and almost lost his camera!  Wow!  Thanks for the awesome comments on my image!  My SmugMug site has other images you should check out and also follow my latest on my Facebook Page here:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-and-Bay-Area-Nature-Photography-by-John-Harrison/190152125697
Old Mill in a Western Setting
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.
courtyard of Hotel Le Dupleix where we stayed  Pondicherry, India    more pics:  http://Hershy.smugmug.com/gallery/3951305_mw7Dp/1/289184725_zpLUc    travel and other info on Pondicherry  http://tourism.pondicherry.gov.in/
22.3.08 - Happy Easter! We actually had some snow showers today, but none of it settled so no snowy DP today. I had to go into town, and on the way back decided to dodge a particularly nasty snow shower by going into the cathedral. I timed it just right for a guided roof tour, and ended up staying for nearly two hours. This isn't my most innovative or quirky shot of the cathedral, but it does show its gothic majesty off best. I can never get my head round the fact that this was all built by hand; no scaffolding, no cranes, no laser range finders, just blood and sweat. I took over 80 photos today(!), so some of them will make it to other galleries when I get chance. I'll probably start a separate gallery for Cathedral interiors, and there were some stunning views from the roof! Happy Easter..........    I've put one of today's efforts here  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4518270_XDZuH#268878026    New Cathedral Gallery now here  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4562724_EH5v6/1/268904689_tgGam#268904689
August 28, 2010 update - "Clouds Over Grapevine"  An 8x10 version of this photo won Best Of Show and 1st Place in the City Views category for the annual "What's Great In Grapevine" photo contest.  There were 106 amateur entries in the juried contest.  January 31, 2010 - "Last Train To Ft. Worth"  This was shot last Sunday at the historic Grapevine, Texas railroad station.  I was checking out a Lake Grapevine marina for photo ops but did not see anything I liked.  On the way home I noticed there were not many cars parked at the railroad station, so took the opportunity to shoot.That makes two Sundays in a row that my alternate venue has worked out :)  Tourist trains run from Grapvine to the historic Ft. Worth Stockyards.  footnote to Ed's comment - was shot HDR
Monday, July 21, 2008  (day 52)  Went to Eastern State Penitentiary with friends who can't join the SmugMug group on August 13th.  Plus, I filled out a survey on the way out and I have 4 free passes for the SmugMug group!  It was soooo hot and humid.  It was fun to shot there, I think (hope) I learned alot from my mistakes, don't you just love digital!!!
"Those Eyes"  details best seen @ size X3  While walking through my kids TV room last night I noticed a great beam of natural sunlight coming through the front window as the sun was going down and then saw my daughter Alexa's eyes catching the light as well. So I made her get off the couch (I know I'm a terrible Dad LOL) and had her stare out of the window. I should have went to get my 50mm Nikkor or 90mm Tamron for this Portrait to get a sharper image but I was lazy and stuck with the 18-200 VR that was on the body but I think it did a fine job, impressed me really. When seen as large as possible you can see each individual eye lash reflected on her retina, pretty cool!    I then hit this with my normal Portraiture work flow & slight glamour treatment, removed a bunch of small hairs in between the nose, shaped her brows and did some very minor burning to bring out her cheek bone a little bit and that's it. The shadow is all natural just using proper exposure settings and shooting tight to prevent any of the background in the room from showing. Alexa's eyes are usually a nice blue but she was wearing a purple shirt which turns them a wild greenish aqua blue seen here. She's my favorite model and loves to have her photo taken so we both make out on the deal whenever I want to do a portrait to keep my skills sharp ;) I like this one so much I'll be ordering it in a large format lustre print or possibly a canvas to hang on my office wall! ~I just love my kids ~  Hope you all like it, Have a Great Day everyone !    PS: This image has been the #1 Rated photo on my site since it's post date. Please click on the 'Green Thumbs Up' sign over the image if you agree to keep it rated #1     ~Bill~
Vertigo, anyone?

Trying to break out of the norm and see things from a new perspective.
This is a relatively new pedestrian bridge that crosses the Eno River and leads into the city park where all of my festival shots have come from. This was the first time I crossed this bridge so I wanted to capture a few photos to mark the occasion. Not content with a straight-on approach, I wondered what it would look like if I hung upside down from the top. It probably goes without saying, but it was much harder to compose a decent shot than I expected. ;-)

Edit: It seems many have missed my little winkie there at the end. I did NOT actually hang from the top. I just wondered what it would look like if I had. The difficulty was in getting the comp I wanted to make the shot look convincing. This was shot standing on my own two feet, then the image was flipped in post. While trying to compose this I was wishing for an inverted view, like the old view cameras.

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Vertigo, anyone?    Trying to break out of the norm and see things from a new perspective.  This is a relatively new pedestrian bridge that crosses the Eno River and leads into the city park where all of my festival shots have come from.  This was the first time I crossed this bridge so I wanted to capture a few photos to mark the occasion.  Not content with a straight-on approach, I wondered what it would look like if I hung upside down from the top.  It probably goes without saying, but it was much harder to compose a decent shot than I expected. ;-)    Edit: It seems many have missed my little winkie there at the end.  I did NOT actually hang from the top.  I just wondered what it would look like if I had.  The difficulty was in getting the comp I wanted to make the shot look convincing.  This was shot standing on my own two feet, then the image was flipped in post.  While trying to compose this I was wishing for an inverted view, like the old view cameras.
Vertigo, anyone?

Trying to break out of the norm and see things from a new perspective.
This is a relatively new pedestrian bridge that crosses the Eno River and leads into the city park where all of my festival shots have come from. This was the first time I crossed this bridge so I wanted to capture a few photos to mark the occasion. Not content with a straight-on approach, I wondered what it would look like if I hung upside down from the top. It probably goes without saying, but it was much harder to compose a decent shot than I expected. ;-)

Edit: It seems many have missed my little winkie there at the end. I did NOT actually hang from the top. I just wondered what it would look like if I had. The difficulty was in getting the comp I wanted to make the shot look convincing. This was shot standing on my own two feet, then the image was flipped in post. While trying to compose this I was wishing for an inverted view, like the old view cameras.

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Photo by: James Hill · See photo in original gallery.

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