Saturday, July 30, 2011

America Flag At A Camp Site at Sunset

Final Edited Photo

Before Editing

I set out to find new spots to take sunset photos, actually following the setting sun. I found an area on Collins Brook Rd, Meredith, discovered lighting on a American Flag hung on a garage in a camp site caught my eye and I knew I had to work quickly before I lost the light. 

I shot a few photos and returned home to edit. What I found was the flag mounted on an garage and behind the flag steps of camp (bungalow).  I cropped played and sent to my friend
Charlie Loy for his suggestions and review.
*He did not like the square crop but if I do keep it.
*The building needed to be lighten (he did not realize I was trying to camouflage the garage.

I started again re-editing. 

*I took Charlie's advice about square photo. Change  vertical instead, encompassing the sun.
*Lighten the building but cropped leaving a panel of the garage door looking like a door of camp house. Lighten the building slightly for definition.
*Cloned out the steps behind the flag.

I was challenge again by Charlie and his comments helping me to perfect an image and raising my work standards, I am very proud of the outcome.  I need to follow his advice more often :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

House Finch: Mama Bird Feeding Her Babies

Last week we were visiting our friends who live near Cape May, NJ. Our visit is always a pleasure seeing them, checking their beautiful gardens and birds.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Painted Photos

One day this week I lost my Internet connection and decided to play with a program called Corel Paint Essentials, not the full program.  A test program when I ordered Paint Shop Pro.  I really like it and plan to order the full program. It was easy to use and I liked the finished product for my first attempts, I know I can improve. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

White Pine Tree Grove

Tall White Pine's Grove

Black and White

Lush Green Color Photo

In The Same Area, Ferns and Stone Wall

Riding a back road in Tuftonboro, NH,  I found a white pine's grove.  What so unusual, hardwoods usually are mixed in with the pines but this area only white pines. My mistake I should have put on my wide-angle.

Check out my Tree Album

Friday, July 08, 2011

Featured Photographer: Polo Photographer Charles Loy

"Handsome Thoroughbread"
Check out the definition of the horse's veins captured, sharp photo.

Polo Action Shot

One of his many published works.

I have grown to respect and enjoy all types of photography, scenic, stills, street people, sports and etc.  The reason why I decided to share my friend Charlie Loy Polo photography with you.  You will see why, his work is outstanding.

When I first "met" Charles Loy, professional photographer with over 25 years of experience, was during AOL's photo critique's chat, run by Erwin Seigal, AOL Chat Host at the time.
Charlie's first featured photo I was introduced to during the critique chat, was a portrait titled "Handsome Thoroughbread."  This shot was one of the best photos I had ever seen. I started following his
Polo- Horses and Riders photos he photographs for The Fairfield Polo Club.

I realized photographing polo was not an easy job, capturing the movement of the game. His photos are sharp, always well exposed, lining up the riders and horses in a frame is always perfect.

I am not familiar with Polo, after checking his photos and reading his descriptions under his photos, become a learning tool about the sport and polo terms.

How could you not admire the beauty of the game and horses after viewing his work. 

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Unique Mailboxes Additions

I travel many back roads looking for photos opts, locating "Unique Mailboxes".  Check out my first entry  and photos of my finds. MyDayMyInterestsPhotoblog: Unique Mailboxes

A friendly notice:
My mailbox photos are popular and have been used a number of times without my permission.  Remember I do all the work locating, editing, ALL my photos are copyrighted.  If you are interested in my photos, please contact me bdp  Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Wonderful Anniversary Dinner (Personal Entry)

Bob and I are celebrating another anniversary.  I married my high school sweetheart and we grew up in the same town.  My Dad was Bob's baseball coach, and Bob was our newspaper boy. We have known each other for MANY years and married for 48 years.

I wanted to share a place we had a dinner tonight with my New Hampshire readers and hopefully entice my out of town readers who enjoy viewing my New Hampshire photos, to visit our beautiful state.

 Thank you to owner Allen and his chef who went out their way to provide our request to have Yorkshire Pudding with our Prime Rib Steak dinner tonight. Five Star Rating*****

Anniversary dinner at Tilton Inn and Onions Pub & Restaurant 

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Bonus Find When Shooting Old Sugar Houses, Blue Chair

Photographing another old sugar house found on Winter Street, Bristol, New Hampshire, I looked inside and found an old blue chair sitting near the entryway.  I had the feeling someone had been waiting at the front door!!!!

I played with color isolation with this image.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Backroads On Raining Day Find: Two Old Sugar Houses, Barn and A Small Rock Cliff With Rain Streaming Down

I was not too happy yesterday produced rain.  Bob insisted we go for a ride and I was glad he did :).

We found two old sugarhouses, a barn and a roadside cliff with water steaming down with moss and other greenery.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Father and Son Fishing on Lily Pond At Sunset

I was looking for an area to photograph sunset and remembered Lily Pond, Gilford, NH, near the Laconia Airport.

A bonus to my shoot, was a dad and son fishing.  I also included a magic hour shot of the area.