Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
For most of the week, the wind has been blowing along, or in from the water (all the big storms thankfully passed by us each time, but we have had some wind). As a result, we've not been taking a whole lot of photo's. I learned years ago while working in a camera store, just how quick and nasty ocean air can ruin a camera. Even if you don't feel the pray, it is there! I've had to clean my glasses at least twice a day, just so I wasn't looking through a 'fog'. Imagine caking that on a camera - over a week!
|Killer Bird Takes Woman from SC Shore|
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Friday, 4 February 2011
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
We've heard the forecasters warn of monster storms before, only to receive a smattering of the stuff. But then we've also had them say we'd get a smattering - and then we shovel out for days after. So who knows what's really on its way tonight? All I can say is that I didn't want to stand along the shore for too long with my camera out, because that meant I also had to be out in that extremely raw wind. My fingers were stinging within minutes. However, it felt good to be in 'the hood' again, despite the wind.
This is where my wife, Elizabeth, and I began our life together. In fact it was right across the street from where the waves you see in the photo above are crashing over those ice-capped boulders. Many days we'd spend just counting the waves - and seagulls - and ducks - and geese - and dogs. She'd have a mug in her hand and I'd have a camera in mine. Why did we move, you ask? It's a long story and one for another day...
Let's get back to that weather they say should be here tonight. After doubting that anything much would come of today's meteorological prognostications, I now think there might be something to this. At 11:15pm, I checked the weather radar near
So, I guess we're going to turn white - again...
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
In photographic-related news, I have made the switch from ACDSee to Adobe's Lightroom 3 for all of my processing and cataloguing. Of course this means re-cataloguing all of my photo's (my wife's photo's too). On the up-side though, the quality of processing seems much better that ACDSee was giving me. In fairness, this version of Lightroom is using a 2010 version of camera Raw, where my ACDSee was using a 2003 conversion.
Once you've processed a file (taken the RAW image and added any white balance, curves, sharpness, etc.), a simple mouse-click will instantly pop you into Photoshop (if installed on your computer) where you can go nuts adding layers, text and all that jazz. ...Handy.
So, I've been spending loads of time learning this new software and hope to be out taking photo's again real soon!
What have YOU been up to? Let me know...