Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29 - Sunday funday

So I have a few photos from this week. I don't have a lot to say on them. I just hope you enjoy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Marathon Monday.

Well another marathon has come and gone. I hope everyone who ran today was OK. It was unusually hot.
I woke up around 5:30 AM and took a couple of pictures. I edited them and put up one from the other day.
The first three are all available light. It was 6 AM by the time I took the pics of the flowers outside.

All photos had minor editing in Lr 4 .

Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ba Ba Ba Bird, Bird, Bird. Bird is the word.

Hello all,

Another week has come and gone and the flowers in Boston are starting to pop out. The trees are in bloom with their own flowers, and the birds are all traipsing about. yes, I said traipsing. I don't know why, but it's out there and there's no taking it back.

So here are some Kenmore Square birds.

For the first four shots; I was lying in the grass, propped up on my elbows. The little guy came walking over and got about four feet away from me. He then decided to walk around me. I am assuming it is a he. I have nothing to base this on other than the cajones it would take for a bird that small to walk right up to me. 
This little one was eating some crumbs that fell off of my lunch. the remnants of which are still all over the beak. If you are able to, and if not I apologize about the file size, you can zoom in and see the brown of the little bird's eye. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter.

It is late on Easter Sunday. I just edited a few pictures of Geese and ducks that I took over the weekend. I enjoy the spring feel as the migratory birds decide to head back north. It heralds the return of warm air, longer sun-filled days, and did I mention warmer air? Actually, I'm not sure if that is true, after the winter we had and how chilly it has been for the last few days. Ah well, what can you do? It is New England after all.

O.K., enough of my ramblings about NE weather and seasons. Without any further delay, ducks and geese:
All of the photographs were taken with A Tamron 70-300 mm lens.
The sun was off to my right. There was also a dock situated to my right. This caused some variations in the depth of the shadows. 
All of the photos were edited in Lightroom 4. There were some minor tweaks on contrast and exposure. Also some colors were adjusted to recreate the scene as I saw it through the viewfinder. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

More Spring Pics


I was out in the back yard and taking pics of some flowers there. I used my flash to get some directional light and used a gel to add some warmth. I edited these photos in LR4. I am getting used to the differences in LR4, however it still behaves slower than LR3 on my computer. I'm hoping that Adobe comes out with an update that will speed it up, or that the purchased version will be a bit quicker (I am using the trial version).

So here are my flowers. Some are multiple edits of the same file.

So for some of the photos I decreased the saturation while boosting vibrance. On others I popped up the vibrance and added a little saturation. For others I went straight to B&W. I also did some tweaking with clarity. This makes some of the photos appear to be a bit soft, which I think adds a bit of a dream-like quality. If you want to know more about specific photos, just ask and I will tell you all the geeky, editing that I did. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Pics

So I have some Spring pics.I have been busy/injured and couldn't really carry my camera around with me all that much. But, I was able to get a few shots off this week. All of these had minor edits in Lightroom 4's free trial. So, here we are: