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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Looking Up

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At the end of my last post, I mentioned the walk back from photographing the American River from the Folsom bridges above it. And finally, the chance to do some looking upwards. I am drawn to unique street lights. I was delighted to see some along the way.

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I also enjoy the architecture of old buildings. Most of the old building in Folsom are hard to shoot because of the number of people on the streets, especially on a Saturday about mid-morning. Yet by standing on raised brick planter box, you shoot over the heads of walkers, joggers, and bikers. This does not always allow for the best position in regards to light and perspective.

When there is something you like about a shot, but even with the help of Lightroom and Photoshop, there are times when one can’t produce an image they are happy with. For me, that’s my prompt to go to some of my processing plug-ins. These next images are a case in point. Processed with Topaz BW Effects 2, Topaz Texture Effects 2, and Topaz ReStyle. Plus, it’s fun to play and see what might make turn an image into something a bit better and good enough to share.

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I’m so glad I took my camera out before the photo walk began and kept it out after the walk was over. If you’ve never done a photo walk before, I hope you’ll give it a try. Maybe the World Wide Photo Walk of 2017… I’m already looking forward to it.

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