Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This father and daughter showed up while I was shooting at the lake in Liberty last weekend. They stayed long enough to talk a little about nature and have a quick breakfast. Once again, the background would normally feature more water - Come On Rain!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This photo is from Hugo Point a couple of weeks ago. Hugo Point is a small public area with a boat ramp and nature trail in Chambers County just south of I-10 and East of the Old and Lost Rivers Bridge on the Baytown side of Anahuac.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
This fellow is fishing at a small wildlife refuge outside of Liberty Texas. I'm not sure of the park's name, I just stumbled upon one day while I was about half lost. As you can see below, the water level was quite low. Under normal conditions the spot this gentlemen is fishing would probably be under about 3-5 feet of water.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I believe this young lady races on the Sea-Doo factory team. I hadn't seen this type of watercraft before - a cross between a jet ski and a wave runner. It has a seat, but it's suspended from the steering column instead of being built into the hull. I couldn't find anything on it on the Sea-Doo web page, maybe it's still in development or something. Remember you saw it here first!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
" Danger Man" braves all manner of potential disaster, be it man made or natural in origin. "Danger Man" faces things that would make Rambo shutter in fear and "The International" ball up in the fetal position under his blankets. All he needs is his bottle and flippers!
Monday, August 17, 2009
The only problem with that is that it was the original sky! I did add an exposure correction layer in PS3 to lighten the mountain bluff and foreground because the original image was under exposed. I then added a mask with a gradient fill to the sky to eliminate hot spots this caused in the clouds. The mask was just a blunt force dark-to-light quickie from the top of the image to about the bottom third. I did not actually take the time to mask the horizon line.There are no rules in the contest against using composite images in fact it happens quite a bit. I suppose the issue is mainly one of believability, if it looks real the issue is mostly mute.
I'm not faulting the judges for saying what they said, it's there job to report and comment on what they see. I'm just curious about what you think?
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
OK, I guess it's official now - the Baytown Nature Center on Bayway Drive [the old Brownwood subdivision] in Baytown has developed into my defacto go-to location for grabbing shots. Seems like I can always find something there to shoot.