October 10, 2006 - Autumn in Tennessee

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Taken from my Dad's ski boat on Center Hill Lake in Tennessee. The first day of our trip was 85 with mid-summer thunderstorms. The second day it suddenly turned to autumn. The air became cool and crisp, the sky cold and clear, the trees colorful. I took a number of shots of the trees lining the lake, focusing on framing the few that started to turn. This one showed wisps of color, but not enough to be interesting. Desaturating, however, really brought out the texture. In photoshop, I further adjusted the individual color channels to accentuate that texture through contrast. The edges were burned a bit as well.

Shots like this make me miss film... the Hasselblad I used to carry around would have shown much more detail.

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Posted by Chris at 12:06 PM

October 9, 2006 - South View from Lafayette and Prince

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Posted by Chris at 12:23 PM

October 7, 2006 - Canyon Lake Reeds

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Posted by Chris at 6:36 PM

October 3, 2006 - Tiny Houston

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Coming back from a recent trip to Texas, I had a brief stopover in Houston. This is the view from the plane. I'd just woken from a nap and had near no inclination to lug my camera out of its bag, but when I looked grogily out the window to see this on the horizon, I didn't have much of a choice.

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Posted by Chris at 2:17 PM

October 3, 2006 - Financial District Building No. 1

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New York has many interesting buildings. Not so often do you see in them interesting colors. This building is quite an exception. The photo itself was not altered drastically - what you see is pretty much what came out of the camera (less light curves and saturation balance adjustments). The original was even more brilliant - this picture lost a lot of saturation moving from program to program. I'll be posting more pattern shots soon.

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Posted by Chris at 2:08 AM

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