18-55mm lens, Canon 80D, Luminar AI, Photography, Squares

January Squares: Dust Up

This was an interesting tussle to witness. It seemed more like a minor display of dominance than a full up fight over territory or a female. These two walked away but stayed near one another a few minutes later.

ISO 400 55mm f/8 1/125sec

I’ve used Luminar AI for this edit. I added the Warming Sun template at 75%, it highlighted the warm tones in the image, but set at 100% seemed a bit over the top. I used the dodge and burn tool to lighten the face of the elk. Your thoughts on the edit are welcome below.

Cheers!

This image was also added to Day 21 of the SquareUp challenge.

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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Luminar AI, Photography

Where Land and Water Meet

ISO 200 70mm f/8 1/200sec

I have been looking through some photo files, and I came across this one, shot along the Normandy Coastline. I’ve edited it before, but I was creating black and white images and thought this one might work. I don’t often look to edit landscape images in black and white, but in this case I think it worked. Your thoughts are welcome in the comments below.

Cheers!

Created with CBWC, In or On Water in mind.

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Daily Photo Weekly Photo Wrap-Up, Hipstamatic, iPhone SE 2nd Generation, Photography

Daily Record, Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Week 85

A busy week on a lot of fronts here, including a few different photography projects. This week’s photos don’t really seem to have a unifying theme which I think represents all the various ways my work is headed in this week:

Welcome to this week’s installment of my daily photographic record. Posts in this series will be photos from the week before, roughly Friday through Friday. This, once a week, wrap-up post will publish on Sunday. The photos for this post will be in a gallery format, they will have all been taken on my phone. The captions on the photos will be an indication of the photo-editing software used to edit them, or simply “as shot” for those that are unedited. *hopefully temporary update*  The caption function is not functional on the new block editor in WordPress. So, I have added the editing note to the title which is visible if you click to view the gallery.

Writing a weekly wrap up with a gallery is a way for me to gather my thoughts on what has caught my attention in the previous week. It will be a way of filtering through what I am thinking about photographically. I’ll also be able to come back to these posts and look at what trends emerge over time.

As with all my posts, your comments are welcome. I appreciate your interaction with my work here on this blog. It is my intention to publish in this series on Sunday. Every Sunday that is possible. Looking at my year, I already know there are some weeks where I will not be close enough to my technology to make a post possible. In an effort to keep this project pleasant for myself, I won’t be attempting catch-up posts.

Hope to see you in the comments below and in this space next week!

Cheers!

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50mm lens, Canon 50D, Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge, Luminar AI, Photography

Pink Floral

ISO 500 50mm f/13 1/400sec

I am going through my archives for a current project and I came across this photo. I’ve added it to CMMC, Pink and Flower of the Day. I had a bit of a chuckle because when I saw that one of my challenges had the topic of pink, I had kind of written it off. I’m not a huge fan of the color, so I don’t go out of my way to photograph it. Apparently, it’s not a total ban though.

This image has had some minor edits in Luminar AI, but the reason I took it in the first place was the play of light and shadows in the scene, so I’ve let that stand.

Cheers!

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18-55mm lens, Canon 80D, Luminar 3, Photography, Squares

January Squares: Up on the Hill

I was working with a file that I shot in February 2020, it’s the Liberty Statue in Budapest. I had a few different ideas in mind. I wanted to create a standard landscape crop and also a square crop. Mostly, I just wanted to see how the crop would change the story of the image.

The original file:

ISO 400 f/8 1/13sec 55mm

The first edit:

ISO 400 f/8 1/13sec 55mm

In addition to a crop this first edit has also had some of the lights at the base of the statue removed. In Luminar 3 I’ve also used the sky enhancer and polarizing filter sliders.

Then it was on to the square crop:

ISO 400 f/8 1/13sec 55mm

In addition to the different crop I’ve also added my custom filter that I call vintage film.

While the crop does make a difference in the photo I ended up thinking that the filter changes that I made is what makes these two edits distinct from one another. Your thoughts on that are welcome below.

Cheers!

Added to the Square Up Challenge on Life of B.

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Daily Photo, Daily Photo Weekly Photo Wrap-Up, Hipstamatic, iPhone SE 2nd Generation, Photography

Daily Record Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Week 84

I took a few weeks off of putting a post like this together, and then this week I didn’t actually have that many photos for this gallery. I’ve decided to post anyway in part as a reminder to myself that even though this project shifted to the back burner, I was busy with other photography projects:

Welcome to this week’s installment of my daily photographic record. Posts in this series will be photos from the week before, roughly Friday through Friday. This, once a week, wrap-up post will publish on Sunday. The photos for this post will be in a gallery format, they will have all been taken on my phone. The captions on the photos will be an indication of the photo-editing software used to edit them, or simply “as shot” for those that are unedited. *hopefully temporary update*  The caption function is not functional on the new block editor in WordPress. So, I have added the editing note to the title which is visible if you click to view the gallery.

Writing a weekly wrap up with a gallery is a way for me to gather my thoughts on what has caught my attention in the previous week. It will be a way of filtering through what I am thinking about photographically. I’ll also be able to come back to these posts and look at what trends emerge over time.

As with all my posts, your comments are welcome. I appreciate your interaction with my work here on this blog. It is my intention to publish in this series on Sunday. Every Sunday that is possible. Looking at my year, I already know there are some weeks where I will not be close enough to my technology to make a post possible. In an effort to keep this project pleasant for myself, I won’t be attempting catch-up posts.

Hope to see you in the comments below and in this space next week!

Cheers!

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18-55mm lens, Canon 80D, Luminar AI, Photography, Squares

January Squares: Sizing Each Other Up

It’s already the 7th of January, but this post is my first entry to the January Squares challenge that is running over at The Life of B. I chose to start my entries to this challenge with this one because it makes me smile:

ISO 400 55mm f/10 1/60sec

In case you are concerned, this was an encounter that went well. The driver of this vehicle was parked and the elk walked up to it, the driver had not attempted to attract the animal in any way. When the elk began to lick the car, the driver restarted his car and reversed slowly away and the elk lost interest.

But this split second, when the two are sizing each other up, made for a good photo. It was shot on my Canon 80D and then edited in Luminar AI. I’ve added the “Instant Result” template at 80%. Your thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

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