Dusk at Fulton Harbor

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on February 22nd, 2017 by judy

Dusk at Fulton Harbor

Taken last night. Calm evening, lots of reflections, and a heron! What more can you ask for?

Oyster Boat

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on February 21st, 2017 by judy

oysterboat

Old Oyster Boat in Fulton, Texas, on a dreary day.

Looking Through the Mission Door

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on February 21st, 2017 by judy

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Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, Texas.   Your eye sees the outside as well as the dim inside.  A photograph can be made to do so as well using HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques.

Fulton Harbor Sailboats

Posted in B&W, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on February 21st, 2017 by judy

Fulton Harbor Sailboats

I enjoy photographing Fulton Harbor at night with only the lights of the nearby parking lot.

Memories

Posted in Flowers and Plants on February 21st, 2017 by judy

Memories

1933 Duesenberg

Posted in Old and rusty on January 12th, 2017 by judy

1933 Duesenberg

1933 Duesenberg, Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum, San Marcos.

Old Jars Redux

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on January 4th, 2017 by judy

old-jars-play

This is another take on my “Old Jars” photograph. The original was “straight”. This one has some textures applied to it.

White Prickly Poppy

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on December 18th, 2016 by judy

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White Prickly Poppies, photographed on a light box, processed to bring out its best features, then applied a texture.  I like it both ways — on white and on a texture.

How it was done…

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on December 17th, 2016 by judy

fulton-harbor-at-night-before-and-after

This is how I created yesterday’s post. It is a bit strange, so I wanted people to see the piece before explaining how it got there so as not to skew impressions…
 
The top photo below is the adjusted original. It is a night shot of Fulton Harbor sailboats lit by parking lot lights. I’d done this shot before, but this time managed to get a more steady shot. However, this shot was on a night with no reflections, plus I realized that I really had to take the shot from the 2nd floor restaurant where I took the first shakey one in order to get both the width and the depth (if there had been reflections). That’s how it is with photography…
 
I decided to try to give it some texture… which I’ve been playing with recently. When you apply a texture you can run through the blend modes to see what happens. Sometimes an unusual blend mode gives something interesting, as it did in this case. The blend mode I used is difference…

Fulton Harbor

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on December 16th, 2016 by judy

Fulton Harbor