Sunday, December 27, 2015

World of Cars Challenge

Once again one of my photo collections has achieved "All-Start" level in Gurushuts "World of Car's" challenge. The photos were all taken during the auto show at Operation LZ in Forest City, IA.  Here are my submissions.







Tuesday, December 15, 2015

BreakwaterBikegs


My Trek 7200FX along the Kenosha, WI breakwater.     October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/100 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.33, 0.33, -1.67 EV) Processed from RAW by Photomatix Essentials 4 


Photos Taken on Railroad Tracks



While reviewing and voting for photos in GuruShots and other photography web site, I am amazed with the number of photos taken on and around active railroad tracks.

There have been portraits taken between the rails. There have been folks walking railroad trestles; photos taken where people are just walking down the tracks.

My customers were several railroads. I developed a healthy respect for railroad equipment and tracks. They are NOT places for a casual photo shoot!   Photography around active railroad tracks is dangerous. 

As such, I will NOT vote for photos taken on or around active railroad tracks, and you should not, either!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Gardens Challenge

 These and other photo files can be ordered. Note the "Download" button under each photo.

With about 4 hours left in the challenge, my seclections for the Gardens Challenge reached the "All-Star" level


GardenRespit  -- At Washington State Park, Palm Coast, FL



GardenEntrance  --  Riverfront Garden in La Crosse, WI



RiverfrontGarden -  La Crosse, WI



Cacti  -  Cactus garden at the Phoenix, AZ botanical garden

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Infrared Challenge

My submissions for the Gurushots "Infrared Challenge" reached the "All-Star" level.  Here are my 4 photos entered.


CathedralCreekIR -  Creek in Sedona, AZ with the Cathedral in the background



EndlessTrail  --  Paseo del Bosque in Albuquerque, NM



JennyLakeIR2 -- Grand Teton National Park, WY



AlongtheBosque -- Rio Grande river trail, Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Landmarks & Historic Sites Challenge

With less than 8 hours left in the challenge, my selections for this Gurushots challenge reached "All-Star" level.


CadesCoveMill, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee



RushmoreatNight - Mt Rushmore Memorial, South Dakota



NubbleLight - York, Maine



PecosRuins   Ruins of the mission at Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Human Impact Challenge

Another of my photo collections have reached the "All-Star" ranking in Gurushots.  These are my selections in the "Human Impact Challenge".


Bingham Mine new Salt Lake City, UT   (BinghamMine)



Four Presidents - Mt. Rushmore Monument    (4Presidents)



Mine Ruins - Along the Alpine Loop near Animas Forks, CO.    (MineRuins)



Hoover Dam, Lake Meade,  Nevada/Arizona  (HooverDam)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BikeatBreakwater


Trek 7200FX  at one of the observation areas on the trails in Kenosha, WI Harbor   October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/200 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.00, 0.00, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2 Infrared treatment by Topaz Labs B&W Effects filter

BikeAlongBreakwater


Trek 7200FX along the breakwater 0n the Pike Bike Trail, Port of Kenosha, WI   September 21, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/400 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.00, 0.00, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

Monday, November 16, 2015

AmericanFalls-BridgeIR


American Falls and Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls.   October 7, 2014

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens  f/8.0 at 1/125 sec  Aperture Priority  18.0mm   ISO 100  Three bracketed exposures (+2.0. 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom 2 Pro and InfraRed treatment by Photoshop Elements 11 and Topaz Labs B&W Effects

BikeLeanonGiraffe


Giraffe "sculpture" and my Trek 720FX along the Pike Bike Trail in the harbor area of Kenosha, WI  October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/320 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+1.67, -0.33, -2.33 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PisgahHeadstart


Previous(?) head start buildling in Pisgah, Iowa     October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/400 sec    Aperture Priority  25.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

TrailsideSculpture


Sculpture along the Pike Bike Trail in the harbor area, Kenosha, WI   October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/320 sec   18.2mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+1.67, -0.33, -2.33 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

Saturday, November 14, 2015

FallonPikeBikeTrail


The Pike Bike Trail in the harbor area of Kenosha, WI    October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/250 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+1.67, -0.33, -2.33 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

KenoshaTrolley


Trolley car running around downtown and harbor of Kenosha, WI  October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/200 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.00, 0.00, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

Friday, November 13, 2015

BikeatBreakwater


Trek 7200FX bike at the Kenosha, WI Harbor breakwater.      October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/200 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.00, 0.00, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

SculpturenPlanter


Sculpture framing a planter on the Pike Bike Trail, Kenosha, WI harbor.   October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/6.3 at 1/250 sec   18.2mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.00, 0.00, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

Monday, November 9, 2015

BeachGuard


Cannon on display at Eichelman Park, Kenosha, WI   September 21, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/2500 sec  6.9mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.oo, 0.oo, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2 and cropped with Photoshop Elements 11

RailTypeSculpture


Sculpture along the Pike Bike Parth in the Harbor area of Kenosha, WI lakefront.   October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/200 sec   12.8mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+1.67, -0.33, -2.33 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

OldIowaBarn


Black and white rendition of old barn in the Loess Ills area of Western Iowa.   October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/500 sec    Aperture Priority  84.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW and converted to grayscale by Photomatix Essentials 4.  Final processing with Photoshop Elements 11.

BikeLeanonLighthouse


My Trek 7200FX bike at one of the lighthouses (beacons) guarding the Kenosha, WI Harbor.   October 26, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/400 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+1.67, -0.33, -2.33 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

YellowLeaves


Trees with yellow leaves in the Loess Hills of Iowa.  Not much color in the trees when I make the drive.  October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/320 sec    Aperture Priority  18.0mm  ISO 100    Processed from RAW by Photoshop Elements 11

BikeGardenEntrance


Garden in Eichelman Park in Southport area of Kenosha, WI. Picture with my Trek 7200FX bicycle     September 21, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/160 sec   6.0mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.00, 0.00, -2.00 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2 and cropped with Photoshop Elements 11

Friday, November 6, 2015

2016 Calendar


Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a copy. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

EichelmanPark


Eichelman Park in the Southport section of Kenosha, WI    September 21, 2015

Canon PowerShot S95  f/7.1 at 1/320 sec   9.6mm  ISO 80  Three bracketed exposures (+2.33, 0.33, -1.67 EV) Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2 and cropped with Photoshop Elements 11

LoessHillsGranary


Interesting granary in the Loess Hills on Western Iowa    October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/320 sec    Aperture Priority  31.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW and converted to grayscale by Photomatix Essentials 4

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MinimumMaintenanceRoad


Yes, there are dirt (minimum maintenance) road in Iowa.  This one is in the Loess Hills.  October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/80 sec    Aperture Priority  28.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

TractorLineup


One farmer's collection of old tractors in the Loess Hills area of western  Iowa.   October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/100 sec    Aperture Priority  28.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2.  Cropped and finish processing with Photoshop Elements 11.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Signs and Billboards Challenge

Another of my Gurushots collections achieved "All-Star Level".  These are my entrees into the Signs and Billboards Challenge


MainStreetAmerica2 -- Route 66 in Southern California


WelcomeEcho -- Welcome Home sign for Echo Company, 2/3rd Reunion


DecorahFishHatchery --  Sign for the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa


SeawayDistances --  Sign showing distant to various ports from Welland Canal HQ and visitor's Center

Saturday, October 31, 2015

TurinSavingsBank


Once the Turin Savings Bank in Turin, Iowa.    October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/320 sec    Aperture Priority  42.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2

FountainbleuLoop


Fountainbleu Loop of the Loess Hills Scenic Byway near Pisgah, Iowa   October 17, 2015

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 18-200mm lens   f/7.1 at 1/500 sec    Aperture Priority  200.0mm  ISO 100   Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   Processed from RAW by HDR Darkroom Pro 2