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Hibiscus

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on March 12th, 2017 by judy

Hibiscus at Mission San Jose

This hibiscus was at Mission San Jose. I have trouble not taking a photograph when I see a nice flower…

Interior, Mission San Jose

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on March 12th, 2017 by judy

Interior, Mission San Jose

Interior of the church at Mission San Jose.  Mission San Jose is one of the four missions in San Antonio Missions National Historical Park near San Antonio, Texas.

Heron and its Shadow

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on March 3rd, 2017 by judy

Heron and its shadow on yacht

Heron and its shadow on a yacht, Rockport Harbor, Rockport, TX. I love shooting in the dark!

Sailboats in Rockport Harbor

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on March 2nd, 2017 by judy

Sailboats in Rockport Harbor

Sailboats in Rockport Harbor. I am having so much fun with my new camera in the dark! Last night I went out with my fastest lens — a 40mm f1.7 lens — and captured this. I think I like harbors at night because they are “simpler” than harbors in the daytime when you can see everything near and far…

The reason this camera appeals to me so much is the image stabilization is so much improved over other cameras that I can take photos hand-held, without a tripod, that I was never able to do before without blur. This has opened up a whole new world of wandering around at night with my camera…

Oyster Boats in Evening Light

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on March 1st, 2017 by judy

Oyster Boats in Evening Light

Oyster Boats in Evening Light, Fulton, TX.

Through the door

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Old and rusty, Texas on March 1st, 2017 by judy

Looking at the anaqua tree

Looking out at a blooming anacua tree from inside Mission Espiritu Santo at Goliad State Park in Goliad, TX.

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

Looking-Through-the-Mission-Door-2

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.

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…