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Posts Tagged ‘Altamonte Springs

Drunk on the Kool-Aide

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OK, I admit it.  My name is Paul, and I’m an HDR-aholic!  There!  I said it.  I’ve been sloppy drunk on HDR lately – I can’t seem to stop myself.  I know it may be a bit over-the-top.  In some ways it really grabs you and is easy on the eyes.  In other ways — well, it’s a bit much.  I’ll be doing this for awhile if you want to leave and come back in a couple of weeks.  If you think it looks OK, then hang around.

I was in Orlando yesterday at a meeting at the Citrus Club (la-de-da).  Terrible meeting, but I took some photos from the top floor where the dining area is.  I’ve always loved emeralds and sapphires – and that’s what I was trying for with these two buildings.

Emeralds and Sapphires

Emeralds and Sapphires

I took this next one a year ago in Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost Park.  Its the tower of … @*  ?  I dunno what the tower is supposed to be for or what it represents.  Its just this faux, artsy-fartsy tower here in Central Florida.

Artsy-Fartsy Tower at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL


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March 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Arches and Light

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Arches and Light

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February 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Love Green

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Saw a clutch of Model A’s corralled at a local buffet joint today.  Took the opportunity to snap a few photos.  I have a thing for green.  I love green ties, but its difficult to get them to work correctly with average trad duds.  I don’t like olive green, but I do love lime green, and Kelly green.  Anyway, as you can see I got the green in this spare tire.  Oh, I guess you can see my freekin’ bald head in this one too.  Maybe I should paint it green!

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February 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Tower with Sky Replacement

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I finally went through a tutorial on how to replace a washed out sky.  Below is my test photo with a new sky.


Tower with a new sky

Tower with a new sky

I still have a lot to learn about HDR – like the fine details that could really make this photo po! – but hopefully it will come to me soon.

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May 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Walk around Altamonte Springs

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Had the day off – MLK-Day.  I brought my wife some home made oatmeal cookies (she had to work today) and then took a walk around Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL.






This last one is my favorite of the day.  Even though it was around 1:00 PM when I took this, I managed to make it look like the sun was setting to west on the tower and statue.  I don’t think there are any light inside of the tower, but now it appears there are.

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January 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm