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The PNW Chronicles: Mountains (Part II)

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PNW Series: Mountains (Part I) Mt. Hood (continued), and Jefferson too While Mt. Hood was the highlight of the trip as far as mountains were concerned, if you only shoot the peak from far below, such as at Trillium Lake, you are missing a hundred more interesting and unique opportunities.  From Government Camp at the base of the south flank, it’s only a short drive up to Timberline Lodge.  If it’s winter time, bring your skis, otherwise, your hiking boots. Situated at almost 6000 ft elevation, not much other than rock and …

Lavon Shore Road

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January in North Texas isn’t the most beautiful time of the year, so I spent some time this weekend going back through the archives from last year looking for a few hidden gems that I had passed over for processing for one reason or another.  This shot from the shores of Lake Lavon was one of those that I have just recently processed, now six months after the photo was originally taken.  I probably passed over it because I both had a good number of nice shots from this morning’s …

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Show and Tell: Sopwith Camel

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Full Resolution Image One of the things I enjoy the most about photography is being able to capture a scene in a way that others may not see themselves when looking at the same object or location.  Finding that creative composition for a photo is the first step in going from a simple snap shot to an artistic photograph.  All the fancy post processing in the world can not improve a poor composition, that must start long before the photograph is taken.  I’m sure I’ve said this before, probably most …

Processing Possibilities

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Something a little different for today’s Show and Tell post.  Instead of talking about one specific finished photo, going to do a little compare and contrast for a number of photos of the same subject.  The subject of the discussion is the historic train depot in Paris, Texas.  I visited Paris, Texas on my drive to Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma earlier in the summer.  Sun was high, not exactly the most ideal time for landscape photography, but determined to make the most of my trip.  Thankfully the sky had …