Been doing serious photography for 40 years. Went through the wedding phase and the courses but now shoot for myself almost everyday and having loads of fun. This is a great hobby for me.
My Photography Equipment:
I use SONY ALPHA equipment and am able to add my previous MINOLTA based lenses from film shooting to the mix for very satisfying results. My latest camera is the beautiful SONY A65 which is truly amazing. PLUS, using several imagery software programs on the computer has added a lot to today's photography.
Michael, thank you so much for the nice comments on my Black Swan, Seagull Landing and the Mail Pouch Barn. I really appreciate you taking the time to look around on my page and the comments. Always appreciated. I am just learning and so any comments are welcomed here. Thank you again
thank you so much for your advice and encouragement. I must confess that most of my photos are "shot on the fly"....I never travel with a tripod and often my camera is not level when I shoot. Sometimes I catch my mistakes in the editing stage.....many times I do not. I have to admit I am not as dedicated as many of these excellent photographers on here are.....but I do have lots of fun just the same.... :)
Thanks, Mike! The edit on this photo started with "levels and curves" to lighten and bring out all the details in the darker areas and to darken the sky a bit. After that, I used Topaz Clarity for tone mapping and then Topaz Detail for just a tiny bit of sharpening. I had dismissed this photo when I was first editing the trip!
Arriving here at your page, Mike, I had to take a minute to sit back and watch the slideshow of your new posts - fantastic! You may remember how much I love your cemetery deer and the echineacea are beautiful. Back to my goal here, thanks for taking the time to look through my photos and send your nice opinions.