THE OLD: An image captured 5 years ago while biking down the southern California coast.
THE NEW: A newly finished black and white edit.
More than 2,000 American flags on display as a patriotic tribute to active duty soldiers and veterans. Located at the Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina, California, this display stirred my patriotic emotions as I carefully read the story attached to each flag in this magnificent display. Each story…unique. Each story…personal. Each story…heroic. And yet, each story…sad for the families of many who, though honored for their valor, sacrificed his/her life to insure our freedoms.
We honor those who sacrifice so much! May God bless all of our military families. And, may God bless the United States of America.
Actually with little signs of fall in this particular image, it’s difficult to distinguish the season. This area was extremely green. But you must remember, we get most of our fall color in November.
I was not carrying my filters that would allow me to increase the exposure resulting in a more blurred waterfall. But, I was able to create some blurring effect. That was the best I could do without a tripod or filter.
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I was one of those people who believed the camera makes the photographer. You probably already know that is not the case. Oh sure, there are certain functions that only exist on certain cameras. And for the professional, it is very important to get as much camera as you possibly can afford. But if you cannot afford an expensive camera, do not be discouraged. You can do quite a bit with very little.
A few weeks ago while visiting my son’s family in Birmingham, Alabama, my wife and I along with my son left for a quick errand. Since I was sure we wouldn’t be gone long, I saw no need to take my camera. While driving around, my son decided to swing by the old Sloss Furnaces near downtown Birmingham. This place was an incredible display of decaying steel and iron architecture. As it turned out, it was an industrial photo shoot waiting to happen. But, I didn’t have my camera. Extremely disappointed but never defeated, I hauled out my IPhone and began to shoot.
After a few editing steps, this was the final result.