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As Time Goes By...
Stopped In Our Tracks
It's mid-September and Fall is just around the corner. The Pumpkin Spiced Everything is already showing up on every street corner and the recipes for its uses are being shared with the efficiency of a Civil Defense siren in the 60s.
Below the dam
What else is there to this whole Fall thing? Well. around our house one would think perhaps Halloween. Actually, this years Halloween costumes have been finished and hanging in the closet ready for use for over a month now! Of course, that leaves our favorite topic - Photos!
Last year, we took off for a 5 week and nearly 6000 mile road trip with 3 cats and our 30' 5th wheel. These are a few of the never before released images I took on the trip.
What are you doing this Fall? Do you have any favorite events coming up? Perhaps a weekend Fall Festival, Oktoberfest, Renaissance Faire, or just a drive through the countryside?
Roosevelt's Home on Campobello Island
Wherever you go to just get away for a while and enjoy the colors, smells, and sounds of the season, take a camera along and take it out for a little walk! These are all moments in life that you will never see again! The colors and clouds will always be different. The winds will shift and the water levels will change, giving the scenes completely different feels. The sun will rise and set on a different world every day. Save a few memories of what you saw and did!
Julie in Harpers Ferry - Oct 2013
Wherever you go and whatever you do, keep the glass clean and the shutters clicking.
Oh, and in case we're on the road somewhere shooting, Happy Halloween!
When two photographers live in the same house, you have to wonder - are they competitive?
DUH! Of course we are! If you are not aware, my wife is Julie Everhart. She is an artist in every way! I support her endeavors and projects completely, as does she mine. So if we are so supportive, how is it that we say we are competitive?
We challenge each other all the time to perform better. One of our favorite means is through photo competitions. Gurushots is an excellent forum where photographers from all over the world compete in themed competitions running for 18 days where the photographers vote in a blind format on the photos of their peers.
Four days into a competition themed "From a Distance", you can see that Julie is currently 20 votes ahead of me (although I currently hold one of the top photos in the competition). She is in 7th place, and I am in 9th place. This is out of nearly 7000 photographers and over 25,000 photos.
Bob has been a very busy boy! Unfortunately, this blog became a back-burner project for a couple of years.
Why? Glad you asked! Bob and his wife, Julie Everhart, have been working and growing their photography business. In fact, part of the original hiatus from the blog was due to Julie having surgery to repair torn ligaments in her elbow. Any idea how much your arm goes through lifting a 7-8 pound camera to the eye up to 500 times a day?
After her recovery (which went amazingly well!), they travelled for weeks at a time, took on new projects and techniques, and, of course, all the time Bob continued his work in the Telecommunications Business. After all, nothing makes it easier to buy new equipment than to have some serious money coming in!
It seems as though all of these efforts are starting to align. Here's a little update on the particulars:
2015 brought a five week RV-enabled Photo-tour of the East coast of the United States, and even venturing into Canada.
I have seen a new ad popping up on my screen recently for the Tiffen Pro 100 System, and after looking into it, thought that I should drop a couple of cents - more than a penny's worth of my thoughts.
Well, if you are relatively new into photography or never explored creative photography in the days of film, filters have been a key creative element in the artistic design and "flavoring" of your composition. Although today, most people will simply use Photoshop or some other post processing software to create similar effects, filters are essential in film photography.
But what is the Tiffen System? Well, I'm sorry to say that from my viewpoint it is a knockoff of the most popular filter system of days gone by. Have you ever heard ofCokin Filters? They are from France, and have been the creative photographers go-to magic for years (since 1978)!
Back in the late 70's, (yes, as in 1970's) I used Cokin filters on my old Minolta ST-101 to create some stunning p…