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Out of the Blue

After a perfect summer day, I recall hanging out and enjoying the approaching night fall on Carter's Creek in Virginia.  I had been out from before sunrise boating and visiting friends along the Northern Neck and the day was rapidly winding down. But I could not resist the urge to get a few night shots, like this Blue Hour shot and this Edge of Night image. Today I share another of the many from that fun-filled day.

Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

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After docking we were simply milling about after unloading and finishing off a few cold ones when the boat in the foreground began to really stand out under the lamp post on the dock. It looked totally different than 30 minutes before, no doubt the effect of the now subdued lighting. I was particularly drawn to the teak wood across the stern and the name, "Out of the Blue".

This image was processed back during the summer and placed in my "To be posted" file, so I am unclear as to the exact process. I am however, certain that Topaz Adjust was applied to some degree.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend.

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Down by the Riverside

Today's image is from one of my favorite hangouts along Carter's Creek in the great state of Virginia. You can see a couple of previous images here and here. With another trip to the Northern Neck scheduled soon, I thought I would share this shot here today. The sun has just dropped over the horizon to the right and the first hint of the blue hour has began to show in the sky above. The blue hour supplies a surreal type of overhead lighting that is great for details and colors, often yielding unique scenes with hues of awesome purple and blue. This is no doubt one of the best times for photography.

That lovely home across the creek was worked on during it's construction by my long-time fishing pal and great friend Joe Woods. Joe was a Master Carpenter who left us too soon a couple of years ago. But like my old pal, this area brings me many great memories.

Down by the Riverside
Down by the Riverside

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Old Loco

Hello everyone! Thanks for your comments, RTs, FB Likes and all-around support on the previous post. I appreciate it very much.

It's been some time since I've produced an image of one of my favorite topics, trains. The last one was this railcar abstract, which I enjoyed processing. Today we view another, similarly processed locomotive, with it's weathering exterior and look of sheer power. This resident of the B & O Railroad Museum was built in the early 1900s and has found it's way onto the digital canvas. Like many other old trains at this facility, it may be headed to the restoration shop and given a new life.

Enjoy!

Old Loco
Old Loco

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An old locomotive like this deserves a B & W conversion, just for old time's sake.

Old Loco - B&W
Old Loco - B&W

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Curbside View

Happy Friday, everyone! It's been a tough week time-wise and I so look forward to catching up on life this weekend. :-)

During a sunrise, we look down Memorial Drive in Arlington Virginia, northward across the Arlington Memorial Bridge into Washington DC. The white building in the background is the Lincoln Memorial.

It was a cold morning when I took this border shot and the location is across the road from this tribute to The Seabees.

Curbside View
Curbside View

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After running this through HDR Efex Pro, the image was pulled into PS for some cleanup and masking. I did not like the way the roadway and sidewalk came out initially so I then processed the zero (0) exposure as a single HDR image, layering it below a background copy. That image was used to bring in the sidewalk and roadway with a better result.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!

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