is your choice.
I shot in Aperture a long time & decided to try Manual. I like the full control in manual but Aperture is a lot of fun from the artistic side. What is your choice?📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷
The tourist usual shot, my version
A brief history of how I got started in woodworking (my main expensive hobby). I was an application programmer working for a company that owned and operated portrait studios, mostly at WalMarts in the US, Mexico, Canada and, briefly, in Germany. I did some image processing coding that was a lot of fun and relates to photography, my second expensive hobby.
The company (Portrait Corporation of America - PCA) went belly-up in 2008, in large part because of the digital revolution in the photography world. At about the same time, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, so I figured there was someone up there telling me it was time to retire, even though I was only 60. Luckily, I got SS-Disability approved pretty quickly and have a very supportive spouse who is an RN (and an extremely thrifty person), so retirement is working out pretty well.
Mostly I do segmented wood turnings. Here are a few examples. Comments are welcome, either on aesthetic or technical issues. I am still getting the hang of shooting this type of photo, so I am interested in pointers on issues such as lighting, shadows, hotspots, and getting the whole piece in focus.
Narrow gauge steam train
Rode a narrow gauge steam train Sunday that was a photography trip. The train stopped 5 times, let everyone off, backed up and then made a run-by twice on each stop for people to take photo. The first half of the trip was in a driving snow storm and the second half was in sunshine. Was a chance to get very different perspectives.
Trip to London
I am fulfilling a dream, and traveling to England in May for 2 weeks. Can anyone advise me of wonderful sights to photograph? Also, if anyone has a suggestion of places to go, I'd appreciate it.
Am I alone in This Community?
Call me cheap but does anyone else on this site use GIMP? I use almost exclusively Photoninja (especially for noise reduction) for raw and GIMP for just about everything else. I do find NIK, ICE and Fusion helpful on occasion (Did I mention that I am CHEAP?). Looking at the paid programs I am currently convinced that the extra cost of Lightroom etc would be better put into good lenses. Being cheap but ready to learn could anyone give opinions to what I may be missing out on?
Great Egret Reflections
These photos were taken at the Scarborough Salt Marsh, Scarborough, ME.
Another set from this spectacular country. Most of the colors you see is real, the water is the deepest blue/green I have ever seen. If you visit, remember to take extra cards for your camera. Hope you enjoy,,, Check it out in the downloads.
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