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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunset Sunday - 58


My next post will be this coming Phun Phriday! which happens to be April 1st.  Hmmmmmm?

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Phun Phriday # 59 - The Photographer

Chad and I were out trying to capture beautiful shots at sunset this past Wednesday night.  Wouldn't you know he would stand right where I was trying to shoot ;^)

As you know by now photography should be Phun and that's why I have my Phun Phriday! posts. Have you done something Phun, weird and/or creative lately?  If so, leave a link to it in your comment or just tell us it's there so we can go find it.  If not, I'd really love to hear from you anyway.


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sammiches

Next time you're in Helper stop in and have a sammich or some home bakin goody.  I did and it was very good.



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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rugged




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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Flyover




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Monday, March 21, 2011

Slightly Embarrassed


If this looks familiar, it's because you've seen it before in my typical wide version with a frame and my watermark.  So why am I posting it again?   That's where the title comes in.  I'm a little embarrassed to post this, but I know that some of my blogger friends would genuinely like to know and if a similar thing happened to you I would like to know about it too.

You may have read before that I use an Olympus E-30 DSLR, and another Olympus user - Linda (PA_Shutterbug) - introduced me to the MyOlympus Group.  Each month we hold a photo competition with three new categories.  What I like about it is that it is not a popularity contest because you can only enter one photo per category, only members can vote, you don't know who took the photo until after the winners are announced and you cannot vote for your own, so it truly is based on peoples opinion of the photograph itself.

In January I posted that I had won 1st place in the Bridges category here.  I didn't say anything in February when I won 1st Place in the Nighttime category with a photo that I had already shared with you in a previous post and tied for third place with this photo in the Musicians (Persons with instruments) category. 

In March I entered a photo for each category and I won 1st place in the Rivers/Backwaters category with the one in the middle of the three photos of this previous post and 1st place in the Black and White category with that photo above that I opened today's post with.

I'm not going to enter the next month or so so I can just go look at and enjoy the best of other peoples contributions.


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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunset Sunday - 57

As you know if you've followed my Monochrome March Madness, one of my biggest worries was Sunset Sundays.  But I got lucky because this is a photo I took just a couple nights ago and it came SOOC in monochrome. 

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

For the Birds



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Friday, March 18, 2011

Phun Phriday! # 58 - Trax


Playing with panning on a moving subject a while back and tried this Trax Train that serves the Salt Lake City, Utah area.  Far from perfect, but an early attempt.  I need to get back and do some more.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day

On March 17th everybody in the U.S.A. is Irish. I don't really remember what St. Patrick did to deserve this special day in his honor, but who cares, it's another excuse to party and that's all we need.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Going, Going . . .



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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Ides of March


Nothing to do with "The Ides of March"  except that today is, so I thought I'd prove to all those English teachers out there that I did listen for a little teeny bit of the block on Shakespeare.



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Monday, March 14, 2011

Rainbow Inn




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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunset Sunday - 56


If you are in most of the USA you should have moved your clocks ahead one hour last night or this morning.


I said it would be Monochrome March Madness but I didn't say it would be all Black and White. Here is my second attempt at a Monochrome Sunset Sunday even though I messed up and forgot to name last week's "Sunset Sunday".

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Phun Phriday! #57 - Photoshop Phun

I watched the coolest tutorial on You Tube the other day and decided to tie it in with my Monochrome March Madness.  It was Phun for me and hopefully Phun for you.  If you have Photoshop and want to learn how to do this, you can find the tutorial here.

As you know by now photography should be Phun and that's why I have my Phun Phriday! posts. Have you done something Phun, weird and/or creative lately?  If so, leave a link to it in your comment or just tell us it's there so we can go find it.  If not, I'd really love to hear from you anyway.



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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Majestic






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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Over Grown and Under Maintained



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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Mechanical




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Monday, March 07, 2011

Falling Waters


Part of the Falls for which Twin Falls, Idaho is named.  Taken last August.


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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Blue Sunset

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Balance Rock Motel


Photo was taken this past October.  The motel and the grocery store are both closed up. 


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Friday, March 04, 2011

Phun Phriday! #56 - March Madness Continues

Today's photo was a Phun Phind. I was actually on my way to photograph a strange looking rock formation when I literally stumbled on this. Brittle ridges of sandstone that were less than 1/8 inch (0.3 cm) thick. How long they had been there or how long they will last is anybodies guess, but they were sure Phun to try to capture.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Oil Cars





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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Weeds


It doesn't look like this right now and even though this photo is almost a year old, it looked very much the same less than a week ago, and I hear that it may look like this again before this Winter is over. You'll undoubtedly see quite a few photos from my archives over the past year during this Monochrome March Madness month.

****** UPDATE *** UPDATE *** UPDATE ******

Lucy mentioned in a comment that the original photo could stand a little more contrast ratio and I agreed with her, so I took it back in and spent a little more time on it. I also cropped it a little different to show less sky and more of the weeds. If you move your mouse pointer slowly on and off the photo above you will now see the old photo and the "new and improved version". Of course you may not like the "new and improved version" so tell me what you think. The "new and improved version" is the one you see when the mouse is NOT on the photo.

I always appreciate constructive feedback on my photos and I hope I never stop learning.



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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Welcome to Monochrome March Madness



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