Altered Reality

Locomotive Dreamin'

Happy Friday everyone! Quick post and run today while I attempt to regain control of my time. :-)

With the Spring-like temperatures of the past couple of weeks the trees and shrubs have begun to bud and soon will be providing us with some of natures beauty. Like many of you, I so look forward to this change in season when once again the great outdoors will be just that.

In the meantime...

Locomotive Dreamin'
Locomotive Dreamin'

Have a super weekend!

I'll be catching up to your fine works over the weekend. As always, thanks for visiting!

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Light Traffic

Yet another week has flashed by and unlike most weekends, this one is packed with activities, not all of which are fun. But before any of that begins I'll hang up a few fun shots taken while doing some experimental long exposures. Whenever we go for a drive it is hoped that traffic will be light and non-congested. Below are a few images of a different type of light traffic. :-)

Light Traffic
Light Traffic

As the big rigs dash northward above, passenger vehicles zip to their destinations below.

Light Traffic 2
Light Traffic 2

Some even travel by tour bus, leaving the driving to others.

Light Traffic 3
Light Traffic 3

And when it's all said and done, we arrive at home to unwind. "There's no place like home".

Home at Last
Home at Last

It's been a fun-filled week and I so enjoy interacting with you all. There is so much talent in the photog community and I try to learn a little something to advance the craft each day.

Have a fantastic weekend, everybody!

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Ocean Beach Club

To round out the week I would first like to thank everyone for another week of fun. I so enjoy visiting your sites and seeing the great works that are created. What a talented community. Today's image takes us to the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia where I spent the better part of a week this Summer.  Visitors who stay at the Ocean Beach Club will check in at the Discovery Center shown below.

When I shot this photo it was a clear night with a totally black featureless sky. I found the sky to be quite boring so I decided to make this another addition to my "Altered Reality" series. Through the magic of Photoshop, I created an interstellar sky to top off an otherwise lackluster photograph.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Ocean Beach Club - Altered
Ocean Beach Club - Altered
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Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: HDR Efex Pro Photoshop CS5

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Bridge to Altered Reality

This is the opening post to my "Altered Reality" series, where I will showcase a little wild creativity and make use of some of the images captured that turned out to be less than expected. If you're reading this, I don't have to tell you about those shots that fall in that "eh" category. :-) Hey, it's the last stop before hitting the digital cutting room floor. Besides, they provide an opportunity to do a little experimenting in Photoshop and perhaps stumble upon a few processing tricks.  Otherwise, these types of images would simply be parked on one of my hard drives taking up valuable real estate.

And with that, on to the first in the series. This particular image is not too far over the top, but I'll get there for sure. LOL

As always, feedback and constructive criticisms are welcome.

Bridge to Altered Reality
Bridge to Altered Reality
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