Looking Through the Window

I’ve been playing with my new lens and playing with some photoshop actions from CoffeShop and MCP Actions and here are the results:

This first picture is SOOC (straight out of the camera)

This was a black and white conversion using MCP actions.

This is my favorite of the three.  In this picture I added lens flare in Photoshop, converted the image to black and white and added tinting from Soulful BW Tints.  I used memories tint.

One thing I have noticed that I need to correct.  When I post my pictures here they seem stretched and narrowed. Not sure if it is something that I am doing when I adjust the size for the web or what, but I need to work on it.

Until next time…

Our Beach Trip

Our family took a trip to the beach a couple of weeks ago, and I should be ashamed of myself because I haven’t processes all of the pictures.  I’ve been shooting in RAW a few months now and I haven’t gotten the workflow thing together.

I really like sepia tone photo and the vintage look so I always try to find pictures that will look good with those tones. Here are a few pics that I’ve processed so far.

More pics to come after whenever I take time to process them.

My New Lens

I have had my eye on the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens for a while now.  I’ve read some reviews and had mixed feelings about it.  Today, I gave in to temptation and went to my local camera store and bought the lens.  So far I have pretty pleased with the quality of pictures.  The main reason I wanted the lens was because of the wide aperture and the sharpness of the photos.

Here are a few photos that I have taken today with my new lens:

These are yellow tomatoes from our “garden”

Here is my youngest sweetie in the backyard

All of the pictures were taken with the widest aperture for the lens. I think I’m really going to have fun with this lens.

Orlando Trip

I recently went on the 8th grade class trip with my daughter.  It as a very interesting trip, to say the least, but the kids had lots of fun.  We went on the boardwalk at Downtown Disney and I had an opportunity to take a few night pictures.  I did not have a tripod with me so I placed my camera on poles that they had around the boardwalk.  Here are a few of my favorites:

We also went to universal studios and they had on display the DeLorean from Back to the Future.  That was one of my favorite movies when I was a little girl.  I needed to catch up with the crew so I got a quick shot of the car.  I didn’t get a chance to get up close to see if the flux capacitor was there.  But here is what I got:

Not the best picture, but it will have to do for now.