Photography Equipment & Tools

Sunset, Ocean Ridge, FL –  version 2

Sunset, Ocean Ridge, FL – version 2

Sunset, Ocean Ridge, FL. Shot with Ricoh GX200 suspended on a KAP rig from a 9′ Levitation Delta Kite at approx 200′ altitude. Reprocessed in Photoshop CC 2015 with Topaz DeNoise, Topaz Simplify and Nik Color EFX.

Headstones

Headstones

Headstones at the Circular Church, Charleston, South Carolina – June 2010. Shot with Lumix LX7 and postprocessed in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

Virginia Key

Virginia Key

View from Virginia Key looking toward Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami. Shot with Phantom Vision+ and post processed in Photoshop CC 2015 using Topaz and Nik plugins

End of the day – Drone Pano

End of the day – Drone Pano

End of the day – Drone Pano 8 shot pano shot with DJI Phantom Vision+, stitched and post processed in Photoshop CC 2015

Dusk at Oceanfront Park – Kite Aerial

Dusk at Oceanfront Park – Kite Aerial

Dusk at Oceanfront Park, Boynton Beach, FL Kite Aerial. Shot with Ricoh GX-200 suspended from 9′ Levitation Delta at approx. 200′ altitude. Post processed with Topaz Simplify and Nik Color EFX and Viveza.

Catamaran

Catamaran

Catamaran, Delray Beach, FL Shot with Ricoh GX-200 and post processed with Topaz BW Effects and Nik Color EFX.            

Peacock

Peacock

Peacock, Palm Beach Zoo. Shot with Lumix LX-7 and post processed with Topaz Adjust and Nik Color EFX.            

Denouement(2)

Denouement(2)

Denouement(2) Still life macro of dried rose shot with Lumix LX7 in natural light, fitted with +10 and +1 macro filters. Post processed with Nik Complete Collection.

Denouement(1)

Denouement(1)

Denouement (1) Still life of my faded Valentine’s Day flowers. When I looked at them through the lens, I saw more beauty and drama in the dying roses than in the fresh ones. Shot with my Lumix LX-7, fitted with a pair of 10X + […]

Still Life – Violin

Still Life – Violin

Still life of my violin. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode @ 90mm zoom. Post processed with Photohop CC using Topaz and Nik Plugins.

Still Life – Pencils

Still Life – Pencils

Still life of colored pencils. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode @ 90mm zoom. Post processed with Photohop CC using Topaz and Nik Plugins.

The Foc’sle – Provincetown, MA

The Foc’sle – Provincetown, MA

Photo of the Foc’sle on Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Topaz and NIK software plugins.

The Red Inn – Provincetown, MA

The Red Inn – Provincetown, MA

The historic Red Inn at the tip of Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz, OnOne and Nik plugins.

The Emily Dickinson Museum – Amherst, MA

The Emily Dickinson Museum – Amherst, MA

Emily Dickinson’s House in Amherst, MA, now the Emily Dickinson Museum. Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5. Post processed with Topaz and NIK Bundles.

Two More Cars

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 […]

Birthday Rose

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.

Seed Pod

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 […]

Black ’39 Chevy

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 […]

Hand Colored Photo – The Breakwater Hotel, South Beach

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.

Wescott Hall at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

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 one […]

Vintage Sunflowers

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 […]

Doorway of Number 224, Savannah, GA

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 […]

Vintage Hydrangeas

Vintage Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas! Almost as much as I love fresh irises. Shot with Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz Adjust, Nik Color EFX Pro and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Sunset – Key Largo, FL

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” […]

Textured Orchid

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.

Graveyard, The Circular Church, Charleston, SC

Graveyard, The Circular Church, Charleston, SC

Located on Meeting Street in Charleston, the Circular Church houses one of the oldest continuous worship communities in the South. It has a long and colorful history, having withstood fire, hurricanes and other calamities over its long history. Shot with Nikon D5100 and 28-135 Nikkor […]

Hand Colored – Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

Hand Colored – Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was founded in September, 1565, making it the oldest parish in the US and Canada. It sits in the center of historic St. Augustine, America’s oldest city. It underwent major renovation on its 400th anniversary in 1965 but still […]

Courtyard at the High Battery, Charleston, SC

Courtyard at the High Battery, Charleston, SC

Shot on my trip last weekend to Charleston, SC at the foot of the city in the historic High Battery. I was walking along the waterfront promenade and caught a glimpse of this lovely courtyard with a real gas lantern in the archway, like those […]

Vintage Irises

Vintage Irises

Photo of one of my favorite flowers, irises. Shot with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Denoise and Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the look of a vintage […]

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA

Photo of a slave cottage on the grounds of Gasgoigne Park, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. There is a particular feeling that I experienced when […]

The Cemetery at Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA

The Cemetery at Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA

Photo of the Civil War Era cemetery at the historic Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Topaz Bundle, Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Photo of a small Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea Methodist Center, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Topaz Bundle, Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

The Gascoigne Pier – St. Simons Island, GA

The Gascoigne Pier – St. Simons Island, GA

  The Pier at Gascoigne Park in St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Panasonic Lumix LX5. Processed with French Kiss Textures, Nik Color EFX Pro and Topaz Adjust 5  

Still Life – Tea Stained Rose

Still Life – Tea Stained Rose

A change of style for me…I call this Still Life – Tea Stained Rose. Done with new Nik Software Bundle and Topaz Bundle along with textures, overlays, layer masks, clipping masks and other cool techniques I just learned for Photoshop. Thanks to Leslie Nicole for […]

Topaz Labs Plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom – wow!

  If you haven’t checked out the incredible plugins by Topaz Labs, you need to do so ASAP! Here is desciption of the bundle which sells for great price of $249. Once you seewhat these plugins can do, the proce will seem like a real […]

Nik Software – The Complete Collection

On the way…Looking forward to the arrival of the Ultimate Complete Collection which I just bought online. I am floored by the quality of this plugin package, which includes Dfine® 2.0, Viveza® 2, HDR Efex Pro™, Color Efex Pro™ 3.0, Silver Efex Pro™ 2, and […]

New Tools – Lightroom 3, Nik Complete and Perfect Layers!

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of some new software goodies…finally making the jump to Adobe Lightroom from Photoshop. I will still use Photoshop, but looking forward to using Lightroom. I only did this becuase of a new product, OnOne Software’s Perfect Layers that allows […]

I love textures

I was surfing Flickr recently and came across a photographer whose work fascinated me. She had a soft, feminine point of view and I loved her style. So I wrote to her and asked her how she achieved her look and she told me – […]

Panasonic Lumix LX5 – my new best friend

Panasonic Lumix LX5 – my new best friend

I just traded up my beloved Panasonic Lumix LX3 for the new LX5. For those of you that have not seen the LX5 and its daddy the LX3, it is like having an old Leica in your hands. If you are in a situation where […]