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Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on September 29th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

Stopped for barbecue on the way from Rockport to Wimberley…

Fractured

Posted in Architecture, New England on August 21st, 2017 by judy

A little fun today. Today’s photo was taken from a car in Boston in 2013. It is reflections of buildings in a glass building, but being taken under circumstances I could not control, the original includes motion-blurred trees. I thought they detracted from the image and cropped and cleaned up to create the bottom image. But I’m not sure I dislike the blurred trees, which give context to the scene. What do you think?

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Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on August 16th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

This is Texas Pride Barbecue, Adkins, TX. We intended to have some barbecue here after a stop to put more art work at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, but it turns out Texas Pride is closed on Monday. Not only was it closed, you can’t even take photos because of a big ugly fence and electric fence! Darn!
 
This gave me an opportunity to try out my new fisheye lens. Hanging over the fence but careful not to touch the electric wire, I took a few very wide angle shots. Of course I applied a few of my favorite effects. I also applied a little de-fisheye. Later I’ll probably work some textures into it, but for now, here’s a preview.
 
The lens is very interesting. I’ve moved from Sony and Olympus to entirely Olympus and I don’t have a fisheye lens any more. I didn’t want to spend a lot on one because I don’t use fisheye very often. So when I saw Olympus sells a $100 lens-cap fisheye lens (HUH?) and read the reviews, I decided to “splurge”. It seems sharp enough. It is not 180 degrees but I always found a true fisheye too wide anyway, so I thought I’d be happier with this and I am.

Crescent City Cigar Shop

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans on July 15th, 2017 by judy

Crescent-City-Cigar-Shop

Crescent City Cigar Shop, New Orleans 2017
 
See the new New Orleans photographs here:
http://nichollsphoto.com/album/New/index.html

Nixon, Texas

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Texas on June 7th, 2017 by judy

Nixon, Texas

I love old towns with lovely old buildings. In this case I wanted to give more of an impression of oldness than a sharp color photograph would do. Did I succeed?

Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans on May 22nd, 2017 by judy

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, French Quarter, New Orleans, 2017.

Crescent City Cigar Shop

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans on May 20th, 2017 by judy

Crescent City Cigar Shop

Crescent City Cigar Shop, French Quarter, New Orleans, May 2017

Waiting for Preservation Hall to Open

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans on May 20th, 2017 by judy

Waiting for Preservation Hall to Open

French Quarter, New Orleans

Back of St. Louis Cathedral at Night

Posted in Architecture on May 19th, 2017 by judy

Back of St. Louis Cathedral at Night

New Orleans.  Hand-held shot.

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Posted in Architecture, Texas on May 4th, 2017 by judy

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Playing with the fisheye lens at Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX. Hand-held with my Olympus OMD-EM1 II.