I had some extra snaps taken at Santa Monica beach in California. I’m using the Nikon D800e with a 24~85mm f/2.8D zoom lens. And yes, I am still having fun with filters.
It was a fun day at the beach. I took the beast with a zoom lens and had a little fun with filters.
It’s amazing how weather affects us. I took a walk to the beach with my beast and 24~85mm f/2.8 lens. A gray day with a slight chance of rain. This made it ideal for some black and white filtering with images.
Hey! FUN WITH FILTERS!
I took a walk along the boardwalk on a bright sunny afternoon in Venice, California. I had the beast with me along with a 24~85 f/2.8 Zoom lens. Considering all the madness going on in the news, I needed time away to recharge my coping mechanism. It looked like everyone here at the beach felt the same way, too.
This is from the shoebox. A collection of snaps that I forgot to add to other posts. On the other hand, FUN WITH FILTERS! I took these snaps with the beast and a zoom lens at Venice Beach, California. It was a great day to have a little fun in the sun.
I came out to find my shadow. Apparently a lot of people did the same. Fun times with filters at the beach.
Oh how spring has sprung. An oops-a-daisy time to remind us of ideals, and hope. To let us be goofy, and roll with laughter. Today was a good day to acknowledge that. Hope your day was good.
It was a lazy quiet afternoon the other day after all that rain the past few days. I took the beast out for a walk by Venice Beach and got lost in the sunshine.
Having fun with filters with these snaps from the shoebox. I took these images with the Nikon D800e and various lenses.
Having fun at Venice beach with tints and filters. Next week Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
It was fun times with my beast and filters.
Some days I get restless and wander around the neighborhood with my camera. When I return home I’ll move the images to my hard drive and let it settle. Later, maybe a week, or in this case months will pass before I view those images. It’s a process of rediscovery and suddenly what was old is new again. It gives me a fresh point of view of my images and breaks the monotony of venturing out again.
In 2007 I bought my first DSLR. It was the Olympus E-volt 500 that came with two kit lenses. It shot images only, no video, but stored in RAW format. At the time I was a big OM-2n SLR film snapper. So naturally I chose Olympus as my first digital camera. I had so much fun taking snaps from tattered paper cups to sunsets by the beach. Recently, after revisiting those old digital images, I found some snaps that actually turned out pretty cool.
These images are of the Brewery by the rail yards in Los Angeles.
This is fun with filters
Fun with color filters!
I’m having fun playing with filters and actions in Photoshop CC. I hope to get some outside time in daylight before summer is over. But for now I’m just going over some snaps from previous summers. I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer vacation.
This one afternoon was perfect. It was about two years ago sitting at my favorite spot on Santa Monica beach. Days like these I would wish on anyone.
As the song goes:
We’ll keep on spending sunny days this way
We’re gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it comin’ closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly
Groovin’, on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn’t get away too soon
by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati
Not really. This was a snap I took last year. There’s not much to it. But this time around I thought it was funny. Sometimes it’s good to go back to those old digital snaps and have a second look.
A moment to reflect and a moment for consideration. Now let’s all get on our bike and ride.
Don’t wait for the muse to hit. Instead, jump into it with both feet. I keep telling myself this each time on my walkabout. Sometimes you get a nice snap, and sometimes you don’t. The upside is that you’re out there making something happen.
The tide was out and I took advantage of it.
Mallard ducks returning from Spring break beer pong revelry, were quick to wash off Daytona Beach sand here at Santa Monica College.
Here’s a guy taking a moment to watch the tide roll in. Certainly, a moment of zen.
Sometimes we just have to change things up a bit. Maybe see it from a different perspective to fully appreciate what we have.
Clear skies at twilight have always been my favorite time for a walk. For some it brings a sense of mystique and seduction. For others it might be a celebration to an end of a long day with a reward of lush gradient colors. For me, it’s a soft moment for reflection until the skies fill with stars. Then it’s time to return home.
We all have our own style of taking photographs. I don’t think there is a hard fast rule on getting the shot, so long as you’re happy with the results.
Journalism aside, I believe photography is an art form enjoyed by all.
I’m still having fun with HDR on this sunny day in Venice, CA.
I was at Venice Beach the other day and had a jolly good time with my beast. There will be more to come.
Some images appear on this blog in other posts. I wanted to play around with layering using different textures for overlays in Photoshop. These are images of glass blown filament light bulbs at a lighting store along Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. I like this kind lighting. They’re not energy-efficient, but they sure look cool.