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Friday, March 19, 2010

Road Trip Photography

The Happy Leprechaun


I wanted to get this photo in before it was too far past St. Patricks day.

This window is in a store front in Romney, WV. I was stopped at a traffic light, not moving this time, and I looked over and saw this scene. I only had time to pick up my camera, point and shoot before traffic started moving again, and I love the way this turned out.

The photo itself was taken with a 5MP P&S camera with an ISO setting of 100. Exposure was 1/100 sec. @f/5.6. In Photoshop Elements I cropped for a tighter look, adjust levels to bring out the color, added a little vignetting and, after re-sizing for web viewing, I added just a touch of sharpening.

Even in times of standing still road trip photography can be done and this time it was out the passenger side window. All you have to be doing is looking and, when you are, you will see, but you gotta have your camera ready. Be a good scout and always be prepared.

Yeah, this is my window viewing world and you are welcome to it.