What am I thinking??
First time in months since I’ve felt like picking up my camera. I walk into my bedroom and I see one of my four legged kids next to my bed. I go get my camera and he gives me this look. I wonder what he’s thinking?
Thank God tomorrow’s Friday. This is the first week since Christmas that I’ve worked all week without taking off for some kind of doctors appointment. It’s tough trying to build my vacation time when I’m constantly having to take off for either an eye appointment or a oncologist appointment. In fact, I’m having to take a couple of hours next Tuesday to go back to the eye doctor.
Hopefully I’ll be spending some time with the family and maybe even some time behind the lense of my camera this weekend. It’s been a while for both. Sixty-two is the predicted high for Saturday and I might even get in a ride on my bicycle.u
The above picture was taken at the grist mill at Tannehill Historical Park in McCalla Alabama. I love to go there and take pictures. It has everything a photographer would want for a picturesque location.
“Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless. The cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill preserve a long-gone way of life. Hiking trails retrace historic roadways. Artifacts of Alabama’s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.
“Life Goes On!!”
HDR, High Definition Resolution. Some people love it while others hate it. I’ve been interested in this for quite some time. In my opinion, some people over use it and abuse it. They over process it way too much. It can be be used to make an interesting effect and make a dull photo more interesting.
I finally broke down and purchased the software last night and after a day at a car lot shopping for a car, which is an entirely different story, I got a chance tonight to go out and play some. This is at our local high school. the sun had just gone down below the horizon and the street lights had just come on. My camera is a Nikon D7000 and is able to do bracketing. By taking three photo’s, one under exposed, one metered and one over exposed, the software stacks the three photo’s together and creates this image. I know I’m over simplifying the process and I know some of you already know the process but there are those that don’t.
I’ll go ahead and warn everyone that I will be posting some of these from time to time. Let me know what you think. I’m willing to learn and hopefully get better.