Posts in Category: Before and After

Spring in February

As you all know, the weather in Austin, Texas is slightly different than the weather to which I am accustomed in Illinois.  I’m still getting used to the three seasons here: way-too-hot, not-as-hot, one-cold-week-where-everyone-complains.  We actually saw some snow during the one-cold-week, which was refreshing. But now it’s the end of February: this means that in Texas and on the major league baseball schedule it is time for spring.

I will be selling my Nikon 55-200mm VR lens since the internal auto-focus motor broke.  The repair would cost almost as much, if not more, than buying a new lens.  But while I still have it in my possession, I thought I’d use it (and my D300, of course) to capture some spring scenes from the front balcony of my apartment (yes, I have two balconies).  As you can see from the below images, it’s not completely necessary to have a lens that can autofocus.  Hope you enjoy the “before and after” feature!

Spring Light

 

Pollenation

The Columbia Yacht Club

Hey everyone! I apologize for not posting more images recently, but I hope you enjoy this one. I sure do.  For a little background – this picture was taken during an afternoon that Katie and I spent walking around downtown Chicago last summer. I think it was either the 4th of July or the day before. It was a really hot afternoon, and I really wanted to take one of these boats out on the lake. Anyway, I didn’t bring my Nikon with me, so we ended up taking all the pictures that day with her Canon point and shoot. This picture goes to show you that not all good photographs have to be taken with an expensive camera/lens setup. As long as you can frame a shot and get good lighting, it’s all about using the editing tools at your disposal to obtain an end result.

Below i have posted a two-image slideshow that demonstrates this picture before and after, which I thought might be interesting to everyone. I used Adobe Lightroom 3.0 to create the “after” image seen above and in the slideshow below. I’d love to hear your thoughts, criticisms, and/or questions in the Comments section below.  Remember, almost all of the images you see on my blog are also for sale on RedBubble!

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