Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Experimenting

I played around with one of my pictures from the Photo Walk. This is the Griffith home on 1st street. Built mid 19th century. I normally go for the straight point, shoot, upload and post. I like the way this turned out, maybe with some practice I could get good at.



Click on the picture for a larger view.

Scott Kelby has a contest that just started. Shoot on the sidelines with Scott and Mike. The winner gets to roam the sidelines of a Florida State football game. It's a chance of a lifetime for one amateur sports photographer, I am not even good enough to be called an amateur. I will settle for the chance to take pictures of a Terrell Tiger game from the sidelines.

By now everyone has seen Jill and Kevin's big day. It has over 15 million hits on you tube. Check out this spoof, it's Jill and Kevin's last day, their divorce dance. The creators said its all made in fun.

September 26th Terrell, Texas will honor home town success Jamie Foxx. I will have more details tomorrow.

Terrell City Council meeting tonight at 7pm. Lets see how many people show up that are always complaining about something. Probably the same as usual-zero.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

Belle maison, on dirait une maison fantôme.
j'aime beaucoup ton idée de calendrier des évènements de ta ville, je vais essayer pour faire la même chose.
Nice home, they would say a home ghost. I like very much your idea of calendar of events of your city, I am going to try to make the same thing.

B SQUARED said...

Your shots are improving all the time . My style is more along the lines of "shoot from the hip."

Tanya said...

I think that turned out awesome...it's kind of like half in the past and half in the present.

I often wonder why I do a photo blog because I do not consider myself a photographer in the least and wonder if some of the pros cringe when they stumble upon mine,lol.....

Your photos are great Jim, don't kid yourself and good luck with the contest!

slim said...

This is a great angle. Most houses are best composed at an angle like this. I do a series of old houses from my city on Thursdays and sometimes I have to go back to that house at a different time of day or even a different season . . . the light changes and I want to try and get the optimum lighting situation, so if I can I go back and am usually rewarded.

You picked an excellent subject to photograph. This is one of those gems that I would like to work and rework. I would like to see this in black and white with the sun on both faces . . . just to see the comparison.

AVCr8teur said...

Nice job in altering the photo. Other than reworking the basics of a photo before I put it on my blog, I don't spend too much time on it because of my lack of patience.

I hope you enter the contest. I always think photography requires basic skills, but also luck of being at the right place at the right time.

Jacob said...

This is quite well done, Jim. Fascinating old house.

alicesg said...

That's a good looking old house. Love the way the staircase curved to the ground.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent tinkering. Almost eerie. MB

Lynette said...

Oh, boy, Jim. You've really got it going on! Keep on giving us these super efforts, please. And I love seeing your sports photos, too.

Babooshka said...

You did well. This is a great angle. I am always on my knees or crouching down and you do get a better shot. I rarely shoot straight on unless it's for a job. Terrific house too.

Babooshka said...

You did well. This is a great angle. I am always on my knees or crouching down and you do get a better shot. I rarely shoot straight on unless it's for a job. Terrific house too.