Thursday, October 25, 2012



Usually I avoid shooting during mid-day because  I find the light is often too harsh.  But a couple weeks ago I got together with a couple of friends and we spent the day working the back roads of the Shenandoah Valley.  We stopped at Meems Bottom Covered Bridge,  I had been trying to shoot a panorama inside the bridge but gave up because a car would drive through the bridge every few minutes.  Next to the bridge was a  field of corn ready for harvesting.  Being in the bright light and having left my diffuser at home I decided to use a Lensbaby, knowing the optical effect of the highlights would create a nice effect.   

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Night Photography

With the arrival of fall the days are getting shorter.  With the shorter days it gets easier to do night photography as long as you are willing to brave the cooler temps.  The shot above was taken from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.  Just one of the many places in our area that are outstanding venues for night photography.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Herman’s Jeep

I mentioned working on images of old cars in my last blog so I thought it would only be fair to show one of the vehicles.  In this shot I used the new version of Topaz Simplify for a painted effect. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Herman’s Backyard


On my recent trip to Iceland I had the chance to photograph some old cars on a private farm.   While I was walking around the field I was struck by the grandeur of the landscape.   This was literally the view out behind the barn.  My time on this site was limited so I did a quick panorama to capture the scene.   I do not consider this one of my better shots from the trip, but this was one of those times when just being there was remarkable.   It was late in the evening and most of the light was behind the scene.  I can only imagine what this scene would look like in the early morning light.