Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chemical Fire at Hamtramck Plant

Chemical Fire at Hamtramck Plant

This is a picture I took of a chemical fire burning in Hamtramck, MI. I submitted the photo to Detroit Fox 2 News and within 2 Hours the photo had been viewed 104,000 times. Very cool and amazing. I also received a note from the Fox 2 News stating that my photo would appear on the breaking news program. Note to self: Always have camera ready. A career in photojournalism may be just around the corner.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photography Voice POTD

Here's Looking at You Kid
Just picked up another POTD from Photography Voice. I took this picture with my Z 40-150 Lens with a lens from the front of my binoculars taped to the front to act as a macro lens. The clarity and sharpness are excellent and auto focus works when you are within the correct range. This is a great way to have fun without spending a lot of money.

Dolce Pics 60

9 Chimneys

This weeks Dolce Pics gave me the opportunity to combine two images in a creative way. I found the picture of the 9 Chimneys on the net (looks like England). In Gimp I then took the smoke from Dolce Pics 60, reduced by 85%, pasted as a layer in the appropriate locations and set the layer mode to Difference. Flatten and save and this is what you get. Hope you enjoy the results. Below you will see the two pictures side by side with their original ratios preserved.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Landscape Challenge (DPS)

Here's my go at this weeks "Landscape Challenge" at Digital Photography School. I took this at a friends home out near Capac, Michigan, USA. They have an old farm on 40 acres (and a mule). There are several broken down trucks from years gone by. The contast between the old and the new caught my attention. There was a little post processing involved using a technique to achieve the Lomo Effect. Not sure how effective the effect was on this photograph.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dolce Pics 58

Dolce Pics 58

Here's a trick I picked up at Digital Photography School. The effect (Lomo) is supposed to imitate an old Russian made camera. I really like the effect and thought that this would be a good test case for the process. I used GIMP 2.6 and followed the instructions with a few slight modifications to achieve this beautiful picture.