Sunday, October 31, 2010

Upsizing My Printing Capabilities ::

I'm picking up a lightly used Epson 4000 printer from a friend tomorrow. This will give me the capability to print on 17x22 paper as opposed to my maximum size of 13x19 right now. The price this unit was offered to me at is just too good to pass up!

Now I just have to find a place to put this beast since it has a huge desktop footprint!

A Holga Photograph In A Cemetery ::

This is one of the many scenes that I often return to photograph. I've always wondered what sort of back story there must be to Frances Wigglesworth, Consort of William Gibbes Hunt.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another Flag Photograph ::

I seem to be on a flag roll these days:

I came across this scene a couple of years ago and was struck by the single adornment on one of the balconies.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Patriotic Photograph ::

Taken up in Pulaski, Tennessee a couple of months ago:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Message Written On The Side Of A Trailer ::

I caught this out of the corner of my eye yesterday and had to turn around to take the photograph.

Annie Leibovitz Exhibit In Montgomery ::

The Montgomery Museum of Art will be opening an exhibit of Annie Leibovitz photographs beginning October 28, 2010 and running through January 9, 2011. Here's a short blurb from the museum's web site:

Annie Leibovitz: WOMEN features more than 80 photographs by the renowned American photographer Annie Leibovitz. Included in this exhibition of Leibovitz’s stunning black and white and color photos are highlights from her 1999 book Women, featuring portraits of notable figures such as Barbara Bush and Oprah Winfrey, Southern heroines Eudora Welty and Osceola McCarthy, as well as formerly anonymous women who take on rolls as farmers, miners, astronauts, and soldiers.

I have long been a fan of Leibovitz's photographs and I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibit. Here are the museum's hours:

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Admission is free!

The price is certainly right!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Old Downtown Gurley, Alabama ::

There is no downtown commerce in this old but little town since the 4 lane road went in just a few hundred yards away, but someone cares enough to put a flag on the pole. Actually Gurley was a thriving community based on farming early in the 20th century and it has a rich civil war history. I often visit a local cemetery for the interesting images I always seem to find there.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Cross In The Pasture ::

Found in the Clouds Cove community of Madison County, Alabama:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

An Old Fire Station ::

I've photographed this old fire station several times over the years and I've never particularly liked any of these images. I was near here late this afternoon and stopped to shoot this once again. I think I may be getting to the point where I will be satisfied with a photo of this building!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Working With HDR ::

Here's my first working image from my HDR experimentation:

I ran this through Photoshop CS5 the first time, but I was terribly disappointed with the results so just a short time ago I processed it in Photomatix and I'm much, much happier with these results although I'm going to have to change my shooting technique. This image was processed from 3 separate hand held photographs and I'm really surprised at just how sharp it is, but from now on I'm going to use my tripod for HDR photographs.

I had my doubts about whether or not I would like HDR photography, but I will at least be experiment more with the technique.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wedding Chapel For Lease ::

Most people when seeing this image think that this is a church, but it actually was a wedding chapel although I never saw a wedding there. Guess what? Now it's a church!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Wayward Child's Boot ::

It's interesting to me where I find scenes to photograph. There are some places where I could spend hours and then there are others that should be fruitful, but are nothing more than boring. About a month ago I drove down this side road near where I live that essentially dead-ends several miles in. There are a couple of side roads that shoot off from it which I have just begun exploring, but I've found several interesting, to me at least, scenes to photograph. Here is one from a little earlier today:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Stuff ::

I spent some time today dangling my toes in some HDR photography. I'm generally not a fan of HDR, but I thought I'd give it a try. I'll post my thoughts on these new images later after I've had a chance to do something with them, or not!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Crosses And Fire Hydrant ::

Crosses beside the Cowboy Church in the Clouds Cove community of Madison County, Alabama.

I may try to get back over there this afternoon for some more photography around this area. There is a nearby cemetery which I have yet to explore.