Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Archive for October 2009

Glowing edges – Vette

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Silver vette HDR -2 glowing

Working with some additional features of Adobe Elements that I hadn’t pursued before.  This was originally a silver Corvette – now I’ve created something different.  Looks a bit more luxurious I think.

Happy Halloween!


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October 31, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Hooked on P-P-M lately

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In the early morning rain, with a dollar in my hand
With an aching in my heart and my pockets full of sand
I’m a long way from home, and I miss my loved one so
In the early morning rain with no place to go

Out on runway number nine, big 707 set to go
But I’m stuck here on the ground where the cold winds blow
Well the liquor tasted good and the women were all fast
There she goes my friend, o she’s rolling now at last

Here the mighty engines roar, see the silver bird on high
She’s away and westward bound, high above the clouds she’ll fly
Where the early rain don’t fall and the sun always shines
She’ll be flying o’er my home in about three hours time

This old airport’s got me down, it’s no earthly use to me
Cause I’m stuck here on the ground, cold and drunk as I might be
You can’t jump a jet plane like you can a freight train
So I’d best be on my way in the early morning rain

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October 28, 2009 at 7:49 pm

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T-Bird Crusin’ and the Rod and Reel Pier

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Still working with some post-processes.  I took this photo at The Village in FL in 2008.  Just playing around with some of the Adobe techniques.  These two guys look like they’re reliving their youth a bit.

T-Bird Zoom

This is the Rod and Reel pier on Anna Maria Island.  Snapped this past August and then I played around with HDR technique.


Beach chairs

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The temperature here in Florida is beginning to come down just a bit.  It was around 85 degrees this afternoon.  This photo was taken this summer on Anna Maria Island – these two chairs – gazing out over the beautiful water toward the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

beach chairs hdr

For reference, these two chairs are on the very sandy tip at the bottom of the island in the photo below.  As you can see, this is a magical place.  Skip Disney and come visit sometime – you won’t regret it.


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October 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm

That vintage Porsche again

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I’ve been practicing some post-processes on selected photos lately.  Getting instruction from all the fine folks out there who take award-winning shots of just about anything.  I made some mods to the vintage Porsche that I post a few weeks ago.  I think I got some decent results.  But I need to get rid of the car in the background.  As ADG would say — Onward!

Porsche Create_edited-1

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October 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Color at the food market

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I love The Fresh Market.  I took some photos there a month or so ago and the manager asked me kindly to stop.  So I did.  But I was able to work some post process techniques on some of the goods.

Spices HDR

Wine HDR

Soda HDR

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October 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Duck on the water

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I’m doing a photo assignment at Scott Thomas’ blog .  The topic is WATER.

Duck at home

I chose this photo because I thought (ready for this) the water was wetter!  If you can imagine such a thing.  I hope the photo shows what I mean.

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October 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Faces in Places

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I had my  camera out today and went cruising around the city of Winter Park.  Stopped in a few places, had some lunch.  This one particular spot gave me pause.  I snapped quite a few photos in the area.

How many faces can you find in the trunk of this tree?

How many faces in the tree?

How many faces in the tree?

The neighborhood

The neighborhood

Do you supposed some spirits got stuck in the tree and never made it to heaven?  How do we get them unstuck from the tree???

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October 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Looking around

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It’s amazing what you find when you open your eyes.  Take a look around as you’r walking down the street – windows shopping or driving.

You could have saved

Mardi Gras Mushroom

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October 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm