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The Foxleigh Building

Happy Friday! After a couple of really busy weeks things are finally settling down so I can return to some semblance of normalcy. Life happens and we've all been there but some things just bring a sigh of relief when completed.

Today's photograph is simply a shot of a commercial building where suites are leased. A great place for restaurants, boutiques offices and other fine dining venues. It's located about 1 mile off of the interstate exchanges of I-83 & I-695 in Baltimore county. Great location, which is convenient to downtown Baltimore (approx. 15 mins).

I was asked to submit a few "nothing fancy" images for consideration in a publication. We will see how this unfolds, but I am a little psyched regardless of the outcome.

The image below was not submitted because of the lamp post on the left, which really bothered me since it is leaning toward the center of the frame.

The Foxleigh Building
The Foxleigh Building

I could clone out the lamp post with some time and effort but I wanted to provide images that were close to "as shot", keeping the retouching to a minimum.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a great weekend!

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After Hours

Happy Friday! With the July 4th Holiday in the middle of the week, it made for a really fast sprint to this weekend. Every week should be like this. ;-)

What? You are still working?

When you leave work, look over your shoulder and see an image similar to the one below, you most likely worked after hours. I guess most have been there at some point along the way. It depends on your station in life and what you want to accomplish.

After Hours
After Hours

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This could be an office building in most any major city but in fact, it's the beloved New York.

This is a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2) processed with HDR Efex Pro. The image was then pulled into Photo FX Lab where I applied the "Portrait Drama" filter and a few slight global adjustments.

By the way, Topaz Labs is running a great introductory sale on Photo FX Lab until July 31st. Save $50 on this product by entering the discount code "FXlab" and get it for just $29.00. You can also try before you buy with Topaz's 30-day free trial.

Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for visiting!

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Tinted Windows

At last, Friday! It's been quite a busy week, one that makes me long for the Holidays again. These 4-day weeks are getting brutal. :-)

I thought I would close out the week with one of my favorite subjects, architecture. Nothing like a nice office building (or two) to get those photographic juices flowing. Before I realize it, I've gone snap-happy once again. Today's image was taken during the harsh lighting of mid-day. Yeah I know, sometimes I just can't help myself. It's the sun's fault anyway. Were it not for that harsh light I may not have noticed those tinted office windows.  Anyhow, I hope you enjoy them.

Tinted Windows
Tinted Windows

You can see the full resolution version here.

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!

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