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Thursday, December 31, 2015

This Old House

This old house sits alongside Highway 96 between Geneva and Reynolds, Georgia.  Have no idea how old it is, but I have been driving past it for well over fifty years. It looks very Antebellum, like it should have been in the middle of some huge cotton plantation. Maybe it was.  Though someone has always lived in the house, I don't remember ever seeing any folks around the grounds.

Tracy, my daughter,  has a fascination for the place like her old daddy does. Guess I kinda did this one for her. I was driving back from Columbus yesterday in the rain, and as I passed it, decided it was time I did a photo of the place.

I really wanted the trees and some of the grey sky in the image. There was no way to do that without a bunch of utility lines....and I do mean a bunch.  This image has about thirty minutes of work in it. Besides the usual toning and photoshopping, I worked for quite a while removing power lines.  Some went through the trees, and that was tedious work.

After removing the unwanted elements with the clone tool, I enhanced the sky, and added a bit of fog and gloom. This is the way I have always seen the place, a dark reflection of what it may have been.

Happy New Year.....

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Stormy Christmas Eve

It has been a stormy week so far. Lots of rain, very un-Christmas like weather.
This morning Gussie and I went out for his morning walk and the clouds were really whipping by. Very low,
and fairly well lighted by the ambient city light. 

I decided to try a couple of photos, so I grabbed a camera and tripod. The exposures were all manual, around 10 seconds at f10. I wanted to get the movement in the clouds as well as the trees. Did fairly well.

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, and hope some of you will be getting gifts of a photographic nature.
Make a resolution to do some photography with a real camera, not just your phone.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Lights

Tis the season for Christmas lights again, and this morning was a great time to shoot them. Fort Valley is really pretty at Christmas, this year we have some new lights. The huge oaks at the bandstand have these
new lights wit various colors. In the past, they were all clear lights.

This morning we awoke to light fog, and a misty rain. The fog added a little glow to the scene, and the rain wet the streets to give a nice reflection. The wide shots were shot at 1/6 second at f4 with my 28-70.

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