Monday, January 23, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
It was foggy this morning so I dropped by McLeod Plantation on the way to work to check on photo opps. It turned out that a "mood" type image was going to be challenging due to all the construction taking place at the site. There are workman all around the old plantation house, replacing windows, scraping off old paint, shoring up structural walls, etc. It was great to see the old place being cared for, so the photos ended up being documentaries of its restoration process. Can't wait to see the finished product. For many more images of this project progression, please see my website at www.vanessak.com
Sunday, January 15, 2012
It's the end of another weekend - can't believe how fast the weeks fly by. I spent quite a bit of time in "organizing mode", which is usually a Spring thing for me. Anyway, since I haven't done any photography for a week or so, I gave a couple of older images a new look .
Underneath the James Island Connector
Posted by Vanessa Kauffmann at 5:07 PM
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Everyone was outdoors today at the James Island County Park - or so it seemed. I took the dog for a walk and was captivated by the model boat racing. They weren't exactly streaking through the water because there wasn't much of a breeze, but they were colorful and their controllers were enjoying being out in the mild weather. Almost full moon rising this evening - just hope it is not obscured by clouds ...
Posted by Vanessa Kauffmann at 3:03 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2012
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is trendy at the moment and some examples of it are nice, some are fun, and some are downright awful. It is a process where multiple exposures of the exact same image are blended together in software post-processing to yield the supposedly best of what the eye sees. In other words, the detail in a bright sky can be captured along with the detail in the darker shadows to give the "total picture". It works well when nothing is moving (like leaves or people) and where you have interesting textures to showcase. I am content for these to fall into the "fun" category. For more, see here trip to Pawleys Island, Georgetown and McClellanville