I recently made a trip to Lumberton, North Carolina to show my young Belgian Tervuren puppy in the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club Dog shows at the Southeastern Agricultural Building. On the way home I made a few stops along the way to grab some photos. There was a tree a few yards down the road from the event site that I thought was quite interesting. I also came across an river scene that I had to stop for only to discover a lovely trail running beside the picturesque black water river. I also came upon an old house that was in very poor shape with an interesting sign in the front yard. Below are a few of my captures. I do hope you enjoy them.
And of course I need to share a photo of my pup! This is a fun shot made with a fisheye lens. Kolari’s Purple Rain Du Classique, “Rain,” my Belgian Shepherd Tervuren.
The river shots are beautiful but I LOVE the AVAILABLE FOR RESTORATION. Talk about opportunity! That house is missing more paint than the Sphinx. You’d sand for the rest of your life and by then you’d be seeing daylight through the siding.
A “fixer-upper” indeed! The river looks really peaceful and a great opportunity to stroll and take pictures! Love the look of excitement in your dog’s face! The fisheye lens was perfect for this.
Can I ask about a processing question. I look at a lot of photos on these blogs and my first reaction to many of your forest images is that the leaves seem very “edgy” as though they are heavily sharpened? Of course that is absolutely your preference on how they look, but I just wanted to mention what goes through my mind. It could be scaling for my iPad of course!
Bob; I love the dog photograph.
Steve, actually I almost never run sharpening on my images. I do, however, use a module in the Nik Collection called “Detail Extractor” that may account for what you’re seeing. I’m not sure if it’s overkill or not. I’d love to hear some more opinions.
When I do sharpen I tend to use “Orton Sharp” in ProPanel. That tends to put a bit of a softened, dreamy feel to the scene.
Terrific photos and writing. Often interesting, what we will find when taking the time to stop what we are doing and explore a little bit.
That first river photo has the lighting and coloring to make a nice painting – and I mean that in a nice way. Glad you included a pic of the pup as well.