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Quarantine Photo Shoot #3–04-05-2020

Look at this! Glitter!  My wife came to to me having glitter on my face……this is the crazy stuff going on ppl!

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I had some left over glitter, and a mini bucket – voila!  Nothing goes to waste – thankfully, my kittens haven’t gotten into it – yet!

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I’m working on light and shadows – and light sources – I used a stationary light to cast shadows from different angles.  Something we had in the cellar.  Then in post, using lightroom, I’m working on different processing.  Preserving the colors and not washing them out, and not darkening the shadows to much either. 

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I bought 3 small buckets for a buck, and a bag of letters!  I didn’t know what I was going to do with the letters at the time, but then, voila!  Part of these photoshoots are about pushing imagination.  And – you know, glitter!

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The teapot is something that I found up in a cabinet – it’s Jules’.  I strung my keys on a bracelet that we bought somewhere for a few bucks.  The background is some sort of cooking things.  Yeah, not kidding!  Of course, I have my keys which always make an appearance. 

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Love will conquer all – That’s all for this installment! 

Portland, ME–12-28-2019

A mistaken sent text to Mel, landed me an invite to her new home – whooot!

We headed out for a bit of exploring and I snap some photos, of course!

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From there we went to PHL – I wasn’t feeling any of the areas, 1 – to many PPL!  2 – to  many ppl!!

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The sky changes so quickly sometimes, you think that you are in a different place

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Of course I had to take out the Green Arrow, and My lens ball.  I alternated between the ball and the lighthouse – so I got the colors that shifted in that short, 30 mins. 

Balloon Festival Re-Visted

Sometimes you take a set of photos and are just “not happy” with them.  This is what happened when I was in New Mexico a few years ago (4!).  I didn’t, at the time, have lightroom.  I have over 300 gigs of photos so going thru every single set is – near impossible.  This was a set that I wanted to give another shot.

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10-04-19–FALL CHALLENGE~

Hey, guess what – it’s Fall! 

That’s right, winter is coming……

Don’t shoot the messenger.  My friend, Shell and I have these bi-monthly challenges going and of course, I hit up fall for this one.  It is October! 

We are allowed 5 photos (I do have honorable mentions this time around)

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I was coming back from Maine, when I decided to go off the GPS path – and I spotted his in the water.  It’s a mini rock island, with a flag and a brilliant tree.  Took me a few shots to get the reflection “just” right.

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I drove through Groveton my way to the hike that didn’t happen – and this is a bridge one of my former pts has often said “I’m going to go live under my bridge”.  I did show her this picture and she agreed that it captured the bridge in its full glory of fall.

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I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it. 

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I saw THREE bridges on my hike that never happened – this was the 1st.  Nothing spectacular, a one lane covered bridge.  It was the clear water under it that I wanted to capture.  After popping on my boots, slogging through wet underbrush – I snagged a few red and orange leaves on the shore and some clouds doing a build up to the rain that would eventually wash out my hike.

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The last on my list is from my walk at The Dells – every time I go there I get a few great snaps. 

The sun was coming down, the leaves at the Dells are more yellow than bright red and orange.  I thought this captured the spirit of the Dells.

Honorable mentions are below. 

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Winter is coming folks!  Enjoy the last of the fall. 

If you want to explore my friend, Shell’s blog – here is the link!  https://inmyeyesview.photo.blog/

Gilead, VT – 09-25-2019

My friend, Nicole, is from “around here” and she posted a picture about this cute Mill and I didn’t have any intentions of heading out to find it.  I was just out driving and lo and behold, there it was!

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Such a cute little place nestled away from the road – the red is now faded to pink. 

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Driving back I, of course, went a different route.  I came up on this sweet old barn with an orange tree w/half its leaves falling.  Made for a gorgeous backdrop. 

The Dells–Fall Addition–9-25-2019

I got out of work late so off to the Dells just for a walk!  It’s about a mile of “trail” and some fresh air. 

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The pine needles litter the ground, and the air is nice and crisp even at 70 degrees. 

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The sun was hitting the pond in a surreal way, and I did my best to capture it. 

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Challenge – Framing

This challenge had to do with “framing” your photos.  Using something natural, or otherwise, to block out the focus of what you wanted focused on. 

I am NOT good at it!

But here is what I got.

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The least framed one, this sun flair, yet one of my faves, because – well – sun flair!! 

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This was my first attempted (above) at using something natural to frame what you want to focus on.  Nature isn’t always your friend.  But I left it in the collection as while not good, it does force you to think harder to get better at your craft.

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Overlooking the town of – Bath, NH.  Looking thru two trees.  Putting forth a challenge is fun, gives you the motivation to go out and “try” new things. 

Onto the next!

JM

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