Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Weekly Black & White Square Photo


Is this really Cumberland, MD? The look of the tree (large plant?) and the sword on the wall in the background (can you find it) and the lamp post, this looks to me like it could be somewhere over in the middle-east.

Those of you who are familiar with Cumberland should recognize where this might be, for those of you who are not, this is at the east end of Baltimore St. at the corner of Baltimore and George. It just looked like it would make a good B&W photo and for me it does.

The photo was taken with a P&S camera, ISO was 50, shot at 1/400 sec @ f/4.9. I converted the jpeg file from color to B&W, cropped for the square look, added some contrast, vignetting and did a little burning of several areas. At this point I saved it as a PDD file for later use if necessary. Finally I re-sized it to 72dpi and added a touch of sharpening, not much was needed, and that was it.

There are many differences of style and character that can be found in Cumberland and it is a great place to stroll around and just look at it all. In fact this Saturday many of us from the WMPA will be strolling around town on the great Scott Kelby's Second-Annual World Wide Photo Walk; should be a lot of fun.

I'll try to put at least one photo up here so that you can see what all was going on. In fact there are numerous programs going on on the downtown mall so it should be quite interesting.

See, there are a lot happenings going on in my world, and when you visit Cumberland you, too, can experience the fun and the excitement, or a laid-back atmosphere, in the very interesting world that I live in.

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

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