New Photos: Naples Pier in Black and White

I have shared photos of the Naples Pier before, but I tried something different this time. I went with the intention of creating a set of black and white, vintage, “street” style photographs at the pier. I thought it could work because of the high volume of snowbirds and tourists in town this month, and the beautiful weather we had today. I really like the way they came out, and I had fun doing it, throwing in a few surprises to counter expectations of a BW set. Here is the full set. And below are a few samples.

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Some days, I publish an original photo along with some of the technical information. You can see more of my photography on my Flickr page.

My photography is licensed under Creative Commons (see details below). In addition, I ask that if you use any of my images that you try to show me how you used them. I think it would be interesting to see and track how my images are being used. Thank you.

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Photo: Painting the Gulf With Long Exposures

Last week I used my Nikon 55-300mm lens with a polarizer filter at the beach during sunset. Since the lens has a rather impressive built in stabilizer I thought I would try long exposures to capture images of the Gulf waves and wake to achieve the smoothing out of the motion. I have to say, I am very happy with the way some of them came out – it was so hard to choose for this post! The soft colors of the cloudy sunset matched nicely with the smooth motion. I like how it creates the look of a painting in some of them. Next time, I think I will try a neutral density filter to see how the results differ.

For more from this shoot, follow the link to my Flickr page below. Enjoy!

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Some days, I publish an original photo along with some of the technical information. You can see more of my photography on my Flickr page.

My photography is licensed under Creative Commons (see details below). In addition, I ask that if you use any of my images that you try to show me how you used them. I think it would be interesting to see and track how my images are being used. Thank you.

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Photos: Hot Orange Sunset Tonight

Here are a few pictures I took of tonight’s amazing summer sky. I did limited editing, only enough to accurately depict what I saw with my eyes, as best I could. It really was that orange! I only regret that I could not bring back the streaks of blue that exposed as gray in the photos. A beautiful and fleeting moment.

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Some days, I publish an original photo along with some of the technical information. You can see more of my photography on my Flickr page.

My photography is licensed under Creative Commons (see details below). In addition, I ask that if you use any of my images that you try to show me how you used them. I think it would be interesting to see and track how my images are being used. Thank you.

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10 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Photo by chriswalts CC license

In the past few months I have become a more active Instagram user, finally seeing the value in the service. It is very different and separate from my DSLR photography, which is still a slower, often more thoughtful and technical process. Instagram is more like snapping Polaroids to capture interesting, casual moments, and instantly sharing them. You know how people take photos with their phone or point and shoot camera and immediately walk up to you wanting to show you the picture? Instagram allows us to post those moments instantly and tap into that urge to share, all while feeling really cool. I stayed away from the service thinking that all it was were pictures of drinks, pets, fashion, food, and selfies. Don’t get me wrong – there is a lot of that going on (even some of my own). But there is a lot of beautiful things going on in hidden corners and not so hidden corners of the Instagram world. And despite the spontaneous nature of instaphotography, there are photographers practicing thoughtful composition and clever concepts. I like to try to follow people who only post photos from there phone, part of the fun is viewing and creating images that look like they were taken with professional equipment, using only your phone and mobile post processing.

Here is my list of favorite accounts to follow:

@uncornered_market is my absolute favorite Instagram account. This couple have been on the road, traveling the world, for years. They post stunning photos of the places they visit, as they visit them. A source for daily inspiration.

@bkindler is a pilot in Europe who posts pretty landscape photos from his plane that will open your mind to a bird’s eye view of the world.

@samhorine is a NYC photographer who posts awesome iPhone pictures capturing the pulse of the city.

@japhetweeks and @sollsken share crisp images from life in Egypt. They do not post frequently, but when they do, you will be glad you are following.

@vagfrag shares awesome iPhone street photography from Greece.

@swopes posts some really fun, hip, colorful images from Chicago.

@payphones is a really fun concept. This account posts hip, colorful pictures of payphones around the world.

@dguttenfelder is a photojournalist for the AP in Asia who posts photos from his iPhone showing the texture of life in North Korea and other countries.

@nasagoddard posts awesome photos from the NASA archives. You do not have to be a space geek to appreciate the science and won display in this account.

New Photo: A Sea of Gadget Glass; and Site Redesign

If you haven’t noticed, things look a little different around here. Part of the new look is the photo I took for the banner at the top of the page. In honor of the site redesign here is a two for one photography deal! While designing that banner, I also took these gems. The mini photo shoot has sparked an idea for a series of gadget-themed photos. Look out for more to come…

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Some days, I publish an original photo along with some of the technical information. You can see more of my photography on my Flickr page.

My photography is licensed under Creative Commons (see details below). In addition, I ask that if you use any of my images that you try to show me how you used them. I think it would be interesting to see and track how my images are being used. Thank you.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.