Two More Cars

 

In honor of Daytona 500 weekend, here’s two more beauties from the recent Vintage Car Rally in Palm Beach Gardens. First one is another ’39 Chevy and the second one is a gorgeous robin’s egg blue Chevy Corvette.

Shot with Nikon D5100 and post processed with Topaz Adjust, Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza.

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Birthday Rose

One of the roses from a lovely flower arrangement I received for my birthday.

Shot with Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 50mm prime lens. Postprocessed using Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and a texture from French Kiss.

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Seed Pod

The other day while walking I came across this thing that looked like a big nut laying on the ground. I took it home and after a few days, the hard shell fell off and there was this beautiful seed pod! I could not believe how perfectly the pods were layered and arranged inside the shell. Another example of nature’s elegant geometry!

Shot with Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza.

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Black ’39 Chevy

’39 Chevy photographed at a car rally in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Shot with Nikon D5100 18-200 macro zoom and post processed with Topaz Detail and Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza. I love this car – it feels like Old Hollywood!

Click on the image to see an enlarged version!

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Must-have iPhone Photo Apps!

PocketboothHow many of us have started using our iPhones as out “go-to” camera when traveling, sightseeing, etc? It takes sharp photos that can even be enlarged for wall prints. Add some great apps for iPhoneography and you have incredible creative possibilities! Some are free, most are a dollar or two. Try some, find your favorites and share them with your freinds -it’s irresistable!

Here’s a couple of great lists of the best photo apps for iPhone compiled by the blog PhotoArgus:

http://www.thephotoargus.com/gear/30-popular-iphone-photography-apps-you-need-to-try/

http://www.thephotoargus.com/tools/14-must-have-apps-for-the-iphone-photographer/

If you need proof of how creative the work can be just using your iPhone and apps, check out this portfolio:

http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/26-inspiring-examples-of-iphone-photography/

I also have been following my friend Dianne Poinski’s new iPhoneography obsession and I would recommend you check out her work:

http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/26-inspiring-examples-of-iphone-photography/

Have fun!!!

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New Hand Colored Photo – Wescott Hall at FSU

New Hand Colored piece – The Fountain at Wescott Hall, Florida State University. Gift for an alumnus of FSU.

16″x20″ printed on 100% cotton rag paper, matted and framed. BW post processing done in NIK Silver EFX Pro 2 and hand colored with Pan Pastels.

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Hand Colored Photo – The Breakwater Hotel, South Beach

The Breakwater Hotel located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5 and converted to B&W with Nik Silver EFX Pro. Printed on 100% cotton rag paper and hand colored with Pan Pastels.

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Wescott Hall at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

  Two different post processed versions of the same photo taken this past weekend at Wescott Hall, Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Both photos are derived from the same original photo shot with a Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 18-55 kit lens.

The first image was processed with several Photoshop and Topaz plugins to create a crisp and colorful watercolor-like appearance. The second one was processed with Nik Software Color EFX Pro and Viveza along with French Kiss Textures to achieve the look of a waterstained oil color painting.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus Macro.

Shot with iPhone 4s. Processed with Nik Silver EFX Pro and Viveza and French Kiss Textures.

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Vintage Sunflowers

Visited the Charleston Farmer’s Market in Marion Square on my last trip and came across a large flower booth. I was so happy to discover a big barrel full of sunflowers hiding on the side of the booth!

Shot with Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 35-120mm lens. Post-processed with Nik Silver EFX Pro, Viveza 2 and Bonnie Ziemann Textures.

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Doorway of Number 224, Savannah, GA

Came across the lovely doorway while doing a walking tour of old Savannah, GA, one of the most fascinating and photogenic cities in the South. It is a paradise of historic 18th and 19th century architecture, filled with lush squares, historic locations and ancient trees draped with Spanish moss.

Shot with Nikon D5100, Nikkor 35-120mm lens. Post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

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Vintage Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas! Almost as much as I love fresh irises.

Shot with Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz Adjust, Nil Color EFX Pro and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

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Rose and Hydrangea

Detail of a rose and hydrangea wedding centerpiece I shot with my iPhone at the Grand Opening of Celebrations Catering at the Boynton Beach Woman’s Club.

Shot with iPhone 4s, processed with Nik plugins and French Kiss Textures by Leslie Nicole

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Sunset – Key Largo, FL

View of the sunset on Key Largo, FL, looking west from the beach at  the Marriott Resort towards Key Largo Bay.

The Florida Keys are famous for their breathtaking sunsets. On any given day, the beaches are filled with people watching for the “green flash” – the moment when the sun disappears completely below the horizon.

Shot with Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza, OnOne PhotoFrames Pro and French Kiss Textures by Leslie Nicole.

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Textured Orchid

Photo of a white orchid taken at the Delray Beach Fresh Market.

Shot with a Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Detail and French Kiss Textures.

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