Well, I’m still cleaning the office so, yes, I am also still milking the boneyard files. But there is alot of good stuff there. I mostly just added saturation and detail to this one. It’s already grungy enough!
I just spent all day reorganizing my office. Just when I was about to pack it in for the night I realized I had not done a image of the day. Good thing I still have boneyard material to process. I was going to do this one as a monochrome since it didn’t have much color to start with but decided to see if I could bring in some color using Topaz texture effects. Flat Neon filled the bill.
Oops, I missed a day. When that happens all you can do is add a day on to the end and move on. I almost forgot to do one today too. Guess I am getting to the end of my enthusiasm for the project. Still have a few more to process from the boneyard. Then I need to go out and shoot daffodils because they are at peak around here right now.
Here’s one more from the boneyard. I still have a few more to process. I turned to Topaz Texture Effects to get the right old timey look for this truck.
This image cried out for black and white treatment because it is really all about the texture of the tread on these truck tires. Would I hang it on my wall? Probably not, but someone who is really into trucks or tires might.
Who knew that the logo for a Mack truck was a bulldog? Well now you do and so do I. This, of course is another one from the truck graveyard on Tuesday. I like the simplicity of this composition. I helped it along a little by editing out some lettering next to the dog.
I was processing some of the images from yesterday when I happened to accidently scroll over this one from Jan 22 in North Mountain Park. I wondered how it would look with a texture treatment in Topaz texture effects. I wonder is always a good starting point for creativity. I really liked the look of the Lavender Meadow preset and here it is.
A friend got permission for us to photograph in the boneyard of a logging company. Lots of old trucks and equipment. Great rust and texture and color patterns. Lots more to process but this is my favorite so far.
Well, I am just heartsick right now. I had a really nice camera walk in Ashland’s Railroad District. When I went to download my images I was surprised there were not more. But I carried on and efficiently reformated my disc. Then I got to loking at the images and I went “Where are the rest of my pictures.” I don’t know what happened but at least half of the days shooting was lost! Whether I failed to capture and transfer the images or they somehow were never recorded I don’t know but I suspect the former. Anyway, this one is from the few early frames that did survive. I guess this happens to all photographers at some point in one way or another but still…. And I had such great hopes of having enough material for a week. Guess I will just have to go back tomorrow. A little earlier I think. the more I look at this the more it looks off balance. I did crop some from the bottom to get rid of the alley but maybe I went too far. This, by the way is the back door of the Peerless Hotel on 4th street, right next to the Coca Cola sign.
Well, I really do need to go out and shoot some new material and it looks like the weather will be improving this week so I will have the opportunity. This was from my first day in California at the Colusa National Wildlife refuge. The heron was pretty far away even for a 600mm lens and I had to crop this alot. It still looks pretty good at high resolution but not to happy with the jpeg version.