Friday, April 29, 2011

Black Beauty

My husband and I were out running errands today and saw this beautiful car in the parking lot with a bunch of old men surrounding it. Luckily I brought my camera with me, a very rare occasion if I'm just running errands, and hopped out and took a few pictures.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Portland Oregon LDS Temple

Anson and I went down to the LDS Temple today just to take pictures. It was a beautiful day for it, I just wish I had a wide angle lens. I need to get one of those! The pictures I posted today are of a top portion and a bottom portion fit together like a panoramic and a total of 6 photos merged to make the final photo.
I see a lot of flaws with it, but it's the best one that turned out of the whole bunch.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Another Barn

I love barns! I never knew how much until I was forced to take pictures of things other then landscapes and such - with it being winter, fall, and rainy here in the Northwest. Anyway, this is a barn I pass almost everyday, and everyday I want to take a picture of it, so today I did. It is pretty close to my house and close to the park where I walk my dog, so this morning, I just walked over there.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Neighbor's Bike

I've wanted to do an HDR of a motorcycle for awhile now and I had the opportunity to do so yesterday. My neighbor had his bike out and I asked if I could take a picture of it. It's not the best angle, his house is in the background and I don't like where the sun was reflecting off the chrome in one area, but whatever.

The bright white and purple spot on the chrome bothered me so much that I had to fix it. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Portland Gas and Coke Company

This building was behind a chain linked fence with rolled barbed wire on top and in a restricted area with video surveillance. My husband pulled up next to the fence, I hopped out, stood on the truck bed, then climbed on top of the canopy and was able to get 3 bracketed exposures before security started walking towards us. I climbed down, we hopped in the truck, and drove away!

This was where my husband's grandfather worked. (I did a little digging and found out some info.) It was built in 1913 and the factory produced gas from oil and also created briquettes, electrode pitch, naphthalene and Gasco motor fuel. Today, the effect of all of those chemicals is a big, messy Superfund site that is entirely fenced off to keep people away from the contamination.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Boys in HDR

I took 3 exposures of my husband and boys a couple of months ago and didn't like the way I processed it. It's really hard for the skin to look normal and not zombie-ish, but I've been experimenting with the picture in Photoshop after I get it the way I want it in Photomatix. Here's the result: