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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Color Of Winter

  

God’s Spotlight On Winter



Early morning sunshine, as it peaks over the mountain tops and through the trees, hits only the Winter Greetings flag. All else stays in the shade. Prayerfully this signifies that God is saying goodbye to Winter and telling us that soon we'll be enjoying the new growth of Spring.

This image was created with a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 80 and was exposed for 1/500 sec @f/4.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weekly Black & White Photography

   
Literary Hall


Literary Hall is a building that housed the former Romney Literary Society and was built in 1869/1870.

This image was created with a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 80 and was exposed for 1/125 sec.
@f/4.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Road Trip Photography

Fill'er-Up



Fill'er-Up Memories is located on Rt 9 between Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg, WV.

This image was created with a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 80 and was exposed for 1/500 sec. @f/4.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Weekly Black & White Photography


New Taste In Town
Street Photo


Sometimes, in doing Street Photography things just happen, how you handle it is up to you. The Ad in the lower right of the photo says, "There's a New Taste In Town"... :-)

This image was created with a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 125 and was exposed for 1/160 sec @ f/4.5.

 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Road Trip Photography


White Church & The Dual Privy’s

Privy 1
Right Side Back

Privy 2
Left Side Back

White Church & the Dual Privy's
View of Both Behind Church

The Dual Privy's
Up Close

I’ve been by this Church many times, which is on Patterson Creek Road between Burlington and Petersburg, WV. However, this one particular day was the first that I noticed the two small buildings outback of the Church. As I went past I thought… Nah, can’t be…

So, on the way back I stopped at the Church and sure enough I discovered that these two buildings were Ladies & Men’s Outhouses. One on each side of the building. I just had to photograph them as I have never seen a Church with one, let alone two, Outhouses – Privy’s. Here’s the proof that they do exists… :-)

These images were all created with a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 80 and was exposed @f/4 with various shutter speeds.

I do love my world and there is much to discover and photograph everyday that I go out and about...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weekly Black & White Photography

  

Tree Line II




This image was created by using a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 100 and was exposed for 1/320 sec @f/4.5.

On Monday I posted the Color of Winter photo called Tree Line. This is another view of that same tree line but from a different angle. However I did convert this to a B&W image in Photoshop Elements.

Remember, it was a cloudy and a very heavy overcast day with some slight fog and and a little snow in the air. I exposed for the snow and the tree line and that made the background go dark. What you see there in the background is a tree shrouded hillside with bits of snow peeking out through the limbs.

So, we have the same subject, but one is in color and the other is in B&W, and they were taken from differing points of view. The result is two very different photographs of the same subject taken just seconds apart…

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Color Of Winter

Tree Line



This image was created by using a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 80 and was exposed for 1/320 sec @f/4.5.

This is truly a color image and I included the red house just to show that it is. If I had not included the house the image comes across almost as a B&W image. The weather this day was cloudy, a heavy overcast with a touch of fog and some slight snow in the air. Because of that almost everything in nature was void of any color except for black, white and shades of gray. There is a touch of green in these trees but it is quite imperceptible.

In a couple of days I will be posting the weekly B&W photo. It is a another image of this same tree line, from a different view point, but it will be in B&W and, after viewing it, you will get an idea of what I mean when I say that sometimes the color of Winter can look very much like a B&W photo, quite like this one…

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weekly Black & White Photography

  
West Virginia Barn


This image was created by using a Point & Shoot camera. The ISO is 80 and was exposed for 1/800 sec @f/4.

The same day I photographed the Post Office in Upper Tract WV and created the B&W image – An American Country Post Office - I also captured this image of a barn.

The barn, sitting along side of the road between Petersburg and Franklin, WV, was painted a dark red and the color was fading, most likely due to the weather and its age. Immediately I envisioned a B&W image.

Sometimes, depending on what you like in photography, you can take a photo with an idea of how the finished image will look. Then it’s just a matter of getting the view that you like best, when time permits, and then snapping the shutter with that end result in mind; instead of just documenting what it is that is before you.

This is just one example of the many times I have done so.