Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rainy Lancaster

Last night I meet freinds and fellow photographers Ed & Kelly Heaton in downtown Lancaster. Every time I've gotten together with Ed it's raining. This time I had to handle an umbrella along with the camera. It never really let up but it does give a magical auroa with the lights and the rain. for a small gallery. I processed a few of these in B&W to give a different feel. I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ben Franklin Bridge "Sepia"

I spent most of this weekend going through some of the shoots from this summer. Deleting shots that never worked out and doing some edits on others. I did two different edits for this shot of the Ben Franklin one was in color no color and the other copy I did with Sepia. Both came out good but the color no color I decided to work on a little more. Sepia obviously seemed to work right off the bat. Hope you enjoy

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Senior Day

This past week I spent a day shooting my cousins senior pictures at Longwood. Besides the oppressive heat it was very nice day enjoyed by everyone. I think the best thing out of it was the pushing of myself for better creativity with portrait shots.
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tucquan Glen

The other day I made a trip back to Tucquan Glen. My goal is to shot this area during the fall and this coming winter. So I'm scouting out spots along the creek to get a solid plan. This is part of my ongoing portfolio of the Holtwood Environmental Area. I think the thing I like the most about this spot is that it's about 15min from the city of Lancaster but you feel as if your a thousand miles away. for a small gallery I hope you enjoy.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Swirling Dasies

Sometimes I get bored shooting flowers. I think if all I do is take a basic shot. I then start to feel like I'm missing out on some technique to help enhance the image. Here with this shot I just put a little swirl into it in Photoshop. I do think it's easy to get carried away with special effects but at the same time there great when you need to add a little pop. Hope you enjoy.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

WW II memorial (pano)

This is image has been a long time coming. Over the past couple of months my computer has been taking a turn south. For the most part I could not perform alot of the actions in elements because I've been running out of RAM. I took this image this past April while with a group of friends in Washington DC. I really liked the composition from the get go. The only problem was I couldn't finish it. Well now the new computer is hooked up and I'm ready to go. Hope you enjoy


Saturday, August 8, 2009

First Friday

This past friday evening I made a short little trip to gallery row in downtown Lancaster for first friday. My main goal was to capture the life of the downtown area. I think this says it all with the movement of the people and the galleries. Hope you enjoy.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Lancaster County Sunrise

This morning they were calling for morning fog. A subject I try to shoot as much as possible. Also this barn I've been eyeing for a little bit as well. unfortunately I was in a bad spot, but found some better ones afterward. Also The haze on the horizon even waiting for the sun to get above that it didn't seem like it was going to work out. Even going through the whole post processing I wasn't happy with the results. But with the Topez Simplify filter I felt with the painted effect I was willing to share this shot. Hope you enjoy.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Daybreak (pano)

About a year ago I took this shot of this barn for a sunrise. I thought it was a ok, but always wanted to get back to it. This morning they were calling for fog then clearing up for a nice sunny day. So here was my shot to get back. This shot here is an HDR pano. At first I was just concentrating on the barn but when the sun started to come through the only thing I could think of was a panoramic opportunity. Hope you enjoy.