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This was taken Sunday evening the 13th from Thrill Hill, Brownwood, TX. Going to try some different locations tonight. (Nikon 7100 with Kit lens 55 to 300 mm with 2x extender, adjusted in Lightroom CC.)
WOW, it's hard to believe that I haven't posted for nearly two months. It hasn't been due to a lack of efforts related to photography.
During September our local Photography Group decided to make October, 2016 "Photography Month" for our community. Every weekend in October had a special event related to Photography. Many hours were expended for planning and executing each of our 5 events. Participating in Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk, Opening of our annual photography exhibit, A day of providing mentoring photography to any and all interested individuals in the community, Having a guest speaker on travel and photography, and last, but, not least holding a Swap, Trade, and Buy Market for photography/computer equipment. All of these events were open and free to the public.
Our biggest event was our 5th Annual Photo Group Exhibit. The theme this year was "All About Texas" We had over 200 guest for the Opening Reception that included a Texas BBQ, and live entertainment. Thanks to our sponsors and many volunteers the exhibit was a huge success.
While all of this was happening, I still had to prepare and print images for four separate regional competitions/exhibits. I'm happy to report that I received two second place and an honorable mention in two of the exhibits and my entry was selected for submission to the worldwide photowalk.
Needless to say it was a busy time, but time well spent in our efforts to promote photography and the visual arts in our community. Now it's time to get back to what I love the most, making photographs.
The A. Ravenal Jr. Bridge in Charleston, SC has had many impressive photographs taken over the years. I recently had the opportunity to take a quick drive over the bridge. Wish I could of stayed to photograph the entire bridge with better lighting. But, you take what you can when it presents itself. This is a Before shot taken through the windshield that I was able to take while driving across the bridge. Note: I was not driving, but in the passenger seat. The driver was hell bent on getting across, so this is a quick grab shot.
The After image was the result of processing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and an adjusted Serge Remeli B/W preset. Comment below if interested in the details of my processing workflow. I like to think this is a good example of a photograph taken in the harsh afternoon light and presented as a dramatic and artful image.
This past weekend has been the first time I've had a chance to play with the Hummers since late Spring.
All I've seen this summer is this pair of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds coming to the feeder. They're pretty active and playful and fun to watch. The female was taken with the Sony a6000 with a Rokinon 500mm/f6.3 mirror lens. The male was also taken with the Sony and the kit lens 55 to 210 zoom. Hope to get more time with these two before they start migrating south.