As noted previous my blog has been restored without content and I am publishing old posts form the past.
I do not know about you, but I am looking forward to the cooler days of fall and winter and this photo reminds me that the cooler days are coming. I took this photo of a Forster’s Tern this past winter on a sunny day on Texas City Dike. I like reflections and this one has the extra d…
After photographing the restoration area, I stopped in a marshy area that is nice habitat for Seaside Sparrows.
While visiting Anahauc NWR we spent some time watching and photographing a large variety of ducks.
Cinnamon Teal are my favorite duck, I really like the intense color.
In January I went out to photograph along the sea wall in Galveston. We were initially photographing one of the statues on the sea wall, I started looking at the surf and waves that were near the sculpture.
I really like the reflections of the sun on the water in this image.
A friend and I went to Anahauc NWR a few weeks ago and we spent some time with this Burrowing Owl. I really like how this little owl is peaking out of his burrow.
As noted previous my blog has been restored without content and I am publishing old posts from the past.
Every now and then I capture a photo that I basically like, but it just has something missing. This image for example had a ugly sky that took away from the action of the Roseate Spoonbill as he was starting to take off. I used a number of files to give texture to the boring listless sky. This is a case that took an OK image to something interesting in my mind.
I was involved in the planting of the Smooth Cord Grass (Spartina alterniflora) many years ago. The cord grass was planted a couple of months after the the rock was installed to control the cut bank erosion that had been present at this location on Moses Lake.
As many of you know I am the scheduler for the photo program for FeatherFest a birding and nature photography festival in Galveston each April. The past two years we have had a raptor model shoot with Kevin Gaines, of Sky Kings Falconry, lead by Kathy Adams Clark and I help with the logistics.
Photo Sharing Sites
The photo sharing sites that allow for unlimited uploads include:
Both of these sites have a huge number of features and allow customization to make the site look the way you want it to look. Personally, I have used Smugmug for many years.
I can not image my digital life without DropBox. I store any file that I may need to use on multiple devices and I archive lots of personal documents so I can get to them easily. While I do not use DropBox for my photos, this may be a great place to store your photos as well. You can easily share the photos from DropBox.
I use an online back up of my photos for several reasons as I like the security of being able to recover all of my photos easily. My photo archive is over 5 tb now. I have been using CrashPlan for some time now, but I have not tested to see if I could recover all of my photos, but I feel confident that I could do that easily (albeit slowly). Carbonite is another excellent on line back up that many people I know use regularly.
Photo Organization Software
To organize, find and share my photos I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It has a good database, is fairly easy to learn, and has a number of features to make a photographer’s life easier.
There are lots of other programs out there that can help you out, like Photos from Apple if you use a Mac. Google’s Picasa was free and easy to use, but they are no longer supporting its use.
I have been wanting to get back out to and photograph a few landscapes. This photo was one of the last photos I took this morning and I was thinking that it was a nice photo that made the dike look nice.
This was a nice way to start my my Friday.