The Flat Tire

Since I got my new bike, I’ve been tracking my rides with the goal of reaching 100 miles before the end of the month. But, it seems that I have been punished for my hubris. As I was peddling down a well-trafficked road, my bike got a flat, and I was forced to walk it home. But, if you follow this site, you won’t be surprised that it takes more than a flat tire to stop me from shooting.

Experimenting With Snapseed

Since I wasn’t getting the results I wanted with a couple of my go-to editing apps on my phone, I decided to branch out and try Snapseed. Not only did it let me do the HDR effects I was going for, but it had a slew of other tricks to play with. I probably spent about an hour today just messing with the different tools on. It had selective focusing, automatic HDR, tilt-shift, and  tons of different filters. Normally, I don’t like to go overboard on the special effects, but there were so many fun new toys on hand. Plus,  Mrs. Gilley’s 96th birthday is about a week away and I really wanted to step up my game and give her more variety in the photos for her. I’ll probably giver her all of these for her digital frame and print the best one. Help me out, guys. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.

First Real Snow

The bad snow has finally made its way to Ohio. It was gorgeous, the snowfall was gentle, there was no wind, the flakes were huge, and the temperature wasn’t too cold. I took advantage and went walking and shooing before work and on my break. Editing was fun too, I basically upped the contrast and clarity to try to emphasize the individual flakes.

 

My favorites for the night are a sequence I shot of a couple trying to get their groceries across the shopping center lot.