Thursday, January 31, 2013

Each, from his peculiar angle of observation, takes in a certain sphere of fact and trouble, which each must deal with in a unique manner



The other night after class, I walked down to the intersection of Interstate 10 and Sam Houston Toll Way(Beltway 8) and took some long exposures.

There's just something about the freeway system in Houston that is awe inspiring.

This is the only one without light trails (which was my objective for the whole endeavor) but I love the angle.

This is a 30sec exposure tweaked in Lightroom.

The title is an excerpt from the quote:

“. . . I do not see how it is possible that creatures in such different positions and with such different powers as human individuals are, should have exactly the same functions nor should we be expected to work out identical solutions. Each, from his peculiar angle of observation, takes in a certain sphere of fact and trouble, which each must deal with in a unique manner.”

  By William James

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sam Houston Park



Here we have another from Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston, Texas. Took this a couple months ago with the old Sony Cyber-Shot. This is another stitched panoramic made up of about 7 or so portrait HDRed shots. I love this shot but I don't think the Cyber-Shot was up to the dynamic range of this scene, there was a lot of noise in the dark areas of the statue. I'll have to take another walk through the park and see what the 5D can make of this scene. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Water Wall



And facing away from Williams tower you get to see this beauty  the Water Wall. Also located in the Galleria mall area of Uptown Houston, Texas. This too is a 30sec exposure (my first ever in fact), tweaked in Lightroom to bring out the textures and colors, tone down the brights and bring out the darks. Gotta love editing RAWs in Lightroom.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Only a mighty sadness fills, The silence of the dark



The weather was amazing and the clouds look great yesterday for the first time in a month here in the Houston area. So the wife an I went down to Cullinan Park just north of Sugar Land, TX to check out the sunset. This one is actually facing away from the sunset but the pinks in the clouds just looked amazing.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Serenity now



Another of my bro-in-law's boat, great subject matter in my opinion. Also, if anyone's curious, the vignetting is a natural result of the 5D's full frame sensor and is magnified by the HDR process. One of these days I'm going to learn how to layer in PS and I might start lessening or removing them. For now they don't bother me all that much. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rust to rust



Out on the hunt for interesting subject matter in rural White County Arkansas and came across these two babies.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Old things



Took a trip back to Austin to check out some places and see about locating property owners and I revisited this old truck to get some new shots with the 5D.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A sea of snow



My bro-in-law's boat at sunset in Searcy, Ar.

This is an HDR composite of 7 long exposures ranging from 2 to 30 seconds.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Horse is a Horse


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One of my sibling-in-law's neighbor's horses, they were very welcoming.