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Daily Record Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Week 100

A fun week, most of the photos taken outdoors, so that’s usually a good sign. What the baby doll head was doing in the woods I don’t know, but the buffalo were part of a sculpture exhibition at a local garden:

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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Daily Photo, Daily Photo Weekly Photo Wrap-Up, Hipstamatic, Luminar AI, Photography

Daily Record Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Week 99

Lots of blooming trees and plants this week, and I finally found one of our neighborhood owls!

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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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Luminar AI, Squares

April Squares: Bright Spots

For the April Squares challenge this month, Becky has chosen the theme “Bright”. My entries this month will all be called Bright Spots. My photos in this series are selected from a project I am currently working on. I have received a digital photo frame as a gift, and I have been going through my archives for photos to include. What fun it has been to do that, a bright spot in my life for sure. I’ll include a bit about each photo entry. Here is today’s entry:

This original file was taken in Zion National Park several years ago at sunrise.

ISO 800 f/16 70mm 1/800sec

The first edit included a crop and using the erase tool to take care of some visible dust spots:

ISO 800 f/16 70mm 1/800sec

Another first edit was to change the camera profile. Here is a screen shot of where that change can be made in Luminar AI:

This shows camera profiles

The check indicates that it was set to Luminar Default, but I switched it to Camera Landscape which gave the colors a bit more of a rich feel. I also created a layer mask and have increase the exposure and shadows in the foreground only. I think it is important to note that I set that mask to 20% opacity in the mid-ground and 50% in the closest part of the image. I’m attempting to bring back some but not all detail. The focus of this photo is really intended to be that sunburst.

I really also wanted to create a square version as I think this scene is well suited to that:

ISO 800 f/16 70mm 1/800sec

I’m having a bit of fun with the color here as well by adding a LUT called, Analog look 5, which is basically a film filter.

I like these various edits, but each for a different reason. Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

Added to Day 27 of April Squares.

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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Luminar AI, Photography, Squares

April Squares, Bright Spots

For the April Squares challenge this month, Becky has chosen the theme “Bright”. My entries this month will all be called Bright Spots. My photos in this series are selected from a project I am currently working on. I have received a digital photo frame as a gift, and I have been going through my archives for photos to include. What fun it has been to do that, a bright spot in my life for sure. I’ll include a bit about each photo entry. Here is today’s entry:

On the drive between Bryce and Zion National Parks, I spotted this:

ISO 800 f/5 200mm 1/3,200 sec

For a fun square edit I’ve added the Template, Sunset, set at 80%. I then added a light leaks texture:

ISO 800 f/5 200mm 1/3,200 sec

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Added to Day 20 of April Squares.

Cheers!

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Daily Record Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Week 98

Temps were cool but there was plenty of sunlight this week. That light turns up in all the photos from this week’s selection:

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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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Luminar AI, Photography, Squares

April Squares: Bright Spots

For the April Squares challenge this month, Becky has chosen the theme “Bright”. My entries this month will all be called Bright Spots. My photos in this series are selected from a project I am currently working on. I have received a digital photo frame as a gift, and I have been going through my archives for photos to include. What fun it has been to do that, a bright spot in my life for sure. I’ll include a bit about each photo entry. Here is today’s entry:

Who can resist a cute prairie dog? Answer: A lot of people who consider them pest.

They are cute though:

ISO 800 f/5 148mm 1/2,000sec

This original image I’ll be working with to enter in to my photography club’s photo contest in the nature category. Those edits will be require that I not use many filters, so first I decided to create a fun square edit:

ISO 800 f/5 148mm 1/2,000sec

This edit has the Luminar template, Faded, added to it. I then added a canvas texture set to 20%. While this will not be appropriate for my camera club, I think it is fun. Your thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

Added to Day 16 of Bright Squares.

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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Luminar AI, Photography, Squares

April Squares: Bright Spots

For the April Squares challenge this month, Becky has chosen the theme “Bright”. My entries this month will all be called Bright Spots. My photos in this series are selected from a project I am currently working on. I have received a digital photo frame as a gift, and I have been going through my archives for photos to include. What fun it has been to do that, a bright spot in my life for sure. I’ll include a bit about each photo entry. Here is today’s entry:

This original image, is quite nice but obviously underexposed:

ISO 800 f/16 170mm 1/2,000sec

My first edit was to apply the template, Fast Fix, and also crop the image just a bit:

ISO 800 f/16 170mm 1/2,000sec

I’m happy with this edit to go in the digital photo frame I am working on, but I was curious about creating a different version with a square crop:

ISO 800 f/16 170mm 1/2,000sec

It brings into focus just part of the landscape, so has a different feel than the original crop. I’ve also added a vignette. Your thoughts on these edits are welcome below.

Cheers!

Added to Day 13 of the Bright Squares challenge.

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