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How it was done…

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

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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

Cypress Creek

Posted in Hill Country, Nature, Texas, Water on November 25th, 2016 by judy

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Cypress Creek at Blue Hole, Wimberley

Miss Lori Dawn VII

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on November 25th, 2016 by judy

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Found in Aransas Pass, Texas.

Home Sweet Home

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on November 25th, 2016 by judy

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Found in Rockport, Texas.

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on November 22nd, 2016 by judy

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Great Blue Heron with Chicks in a rookery now part of a gated community development. So sad since the local state park was days of being able to purchase this wonderful area.

Light Display

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on November 21st, 2016 by judy

 

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This is a display in one of our favorite restaurants in Rockport that always attracts my attention.  You can find interesting things to photograph almost anywhere…

Yucca Flowers

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on November 20th, 2016 by judy

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Yucca flowers in detail — and an attempt to bring out their character in an interesting way…

Just a seedpod…

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on November 2nd, 2016 by judy

seed pods

I like to photograph plants in all their phases. This one I like because of its shallow focus, the color palette, and the interesting blurred background.

Beautiful Blanco

Posted in B&W, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas, Water on October 31st, 2016 by judy

Beautiful Blanco

Wimberley. Infrared, taken in 2012 (before the Wimberley floods).