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Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

Welcome


Yeah, this is my world... "Welcome"

My world, as seen through my lens, is the focus of Riff's Pics photoblog. All of the photos that I put up here are for you, the viewer, to see as I see, as I go about my daily life. This is where I live, it is where I work, and it is where I will die... someday :-)

As life begins anew, and different photo opportunities are coming forth with the changing of the seasons, I hope to show you why I love where I live, and to instill in you a desire to come and visit Western Maryland and the surrounding area. If you already live here, may you look at your life in a different way, and appreciate the good, the beauty and the wonderful world in which we live.

Now I consider myself more rustic than refined and this photo is a portrayal of the life I have. I like to think simplistically, even if deep thoughts of life, liberty and thological significants are involved, and I hope my photos come across with that same feeling.

Now this photo was created with a DSLR and an 18 - 70mm lens. The ISO was 200 and exposed at 1/100 sec @f/5. In Photoshop Elements I cropped for the square look and then converted the photo to a B&W image. I added some vignetting, dodged and burned in a few areas increased the contrast and finally added just a very small touch of sharpening.

My world has life, art and history, and anything else that can fit in between. It is full of love, has significance and is enjoyed greatly on a daily basis. Like I always say, "I never have a bad day, it's just that some days are better than others". My faith in Jesus plays a big part in all of this. In fact, without this faith I would not be the person I am today. Ask me about it sometime and I'll be glad to tell you about it.

Yeah, this is my world, rustic and simplistic, and to it you are, as the sign says... "Welcome"...