"The opportunity is often lost by deliberating." Publilius Syrus
The one thing I like the most about traveling to different geographical areas is not only the opportunity to see different scenes, but the adjustments I have to make in my approach and thoughts about the differing unfamiliar scenes.
On a recent trip to Houston a friend of my wife took me around to several different places on the coast near across from Galveston, Tx. In these sort of situations with someone else at the "helm" I'm less inclined to spend a lot of time in the process of shooting so as not to keep others waiting, but I still hate to pass up "no brainers" as far as photo ops.
The blog scene is one of several around this wharf/dock area, but one of my favorites. It was an HDR five shot episode with my Nikon D300, handheld. I was lucky that there were some beautiful cloud structures to break up the sky, which gave the composition some added strengths. The captures were processed in Photomatix with more editing in NIK programs. Finally I used Snap Art for adding the oil painting effect...in fact I used several painting options to get the effect I was looking for.
Even though we've never lived on or near salt water areas I've seen enough travel advertising and art work from those areas to know that I really would like to spend time around these areas. This would include very early morning or late afternoon shooting in all sorts of weather as well as a lot of searching.
I wish you all a good week to come and thank you for continuing to support this space with your attention.
Sic 'em Bears". The 2015 Baylor football season starts its conference run next weekend.
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Summer Wind Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa