Here’s an image of the Sidney Yates building I made from my trip to Washington, DC over Thanksgiving. As I mentioned in my post of the Washington monument, I also took this from my wife’s minivan while we were driving by. This building was built in 1879. That blows my mind.
Since receiving the Creative Efex Collection by Nik Software for Christmas, I’ve been going through photos I previously shot. I came across this photo I made while visiting Universal Studios in Florida over Thanksgiving 2009. I was sitting on a bench across from an old yellow cab. With the help of Color Efex Pro and HDR Efex Pro, I made this. Enjoy.
This post is a little late. I was in Captiva, FL back in December but since I’m trying to get back into blogging, I thought I’d add some photographs from the trip. Captiva Island is a beautiful place on the west coast of Florida. Its an island just west of Fort Myers just above Sanibel Island. Captiva Island is known for its beautiful beaches and terrific sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. It’s home to some great wildlife as well. While vacationing at South Seas Resort, I made sure I took plenty of photographs. You can find my complete set on my Flickr site. Here are some of my favorites:
2012 is the year I get serious about photography. I got a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for my birthday and finished up my buying spree by getting a Manfrotto 468MG Ball Head and Gitzo GT3541XLS Carbon Fiber tripod. I love to shoot old things, like barns, houses and automobiles. However, I live in a city that transitioned from a rural community years ago. Fortunately, we still have some old barns standing. I’ve spent the last couple Saturday mornings shooting a couple.
Here’s a shot of an old bar or some kind of storage facility. I’m not up on my farm lingo. It sits right next door to Oscar Smith High School.
Here’s a shot of an old barn about a mile from my house. I’ve been eyeing this barn for about a year. My son used to call this the ‘Twister Barn’ because he thought it was damaged by a tornado.
And here is my favorite shot of the same barn:
My goal this year is to shoot something every weekend. I’ve got several other places in mind. It’s just a matter of getting the time to do it.