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Friday, January 16, 2009

Time In A Bottle

Well, I am back. I have a camera in my hand every day, and I am a happy man.
It has been an adjustment leaving the Telegraph after a lifetime, but things are cool.
I am now the staff photographer at the Leader Tribune, the weekly newspaper in the
town where Deborah and I live, the office is a block from home.

I shoot, write and now even do some page layout. totally immursed in community
journalism. Real community journalism, covering my friends and neighbors.

I have missed my blog, and so here we go again. Don't know if anyone will find me,
but it is time write again.

The photo above was one of those I had to turn around and go back for. I saw the bottle in
the Best Buy parking lot one Sunday morning. I had run by after church, saw the bottle from
across the parking lot and thought it would be a picture. It had just rained fairly heavily, the
clouds were great, it screamed WIDE ANGLE, but I let it wait.

I came out of the store and drove away. I didn't get too far and turned around.

This is another one of those times when you really know people are looking at you
and thinking "that guy is crazy, on a wet parking lot with his rear end up in the
air taking a picture of an empty beer bottle. Well, who cares? I got a neat image.

I tried this with my 15mm and the 20. Liked this one with the 20mm best.
I worked it using Layers in Photoshop, got my colors really saturated, and used Diffused
Glow to give it that soft glow. I then just sharpened the bottle. This one has a lot of Photoshop in it.

Really glad I took the time and got my knees wet. The image is worth it to me.

Anyway, I am back, and will try to post at least three times a week, so check back.


Sharon's New Life said...

Welcome back to your blog Danny... I got to thinking about you this morning and thought I would check in.
Take care and don't be a stranger.

aSprinkling said...

Show us the pre-Photoshop version!

Anonymous said...

Great story you got here. I'd like to read a bit more about this topic.
BTW check the design I've made myself Young escort

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