Monthly Archives: February 2012
Today’s photo is of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, Nebraska. This is a new edition to the Omaha skyline just a few years ago. The bridge connects Nebraska and Iowa and thankfully was not damaged in the floods last year!
Today’s photo of the day was actually taken today! The world may be ending as I’m actually posting a photo in a timely manner so enjoy it while you can! This is one of the statue/fountains within The Passageway in the Old Market area of Omaha. Lighting was very tricky as it is *very* dark other than the spot lights on the heads themselves. This was shot 1/60th, f/2, ISO 12800 with my Zeiss Makro-Planar 2/50 ZF.2 and the Nikon D3s.
Nothing fancy today. Black and white conversion of a downtown Chicago shot near the DuSable Bridge along the river. This was another one of those days where the sky just did not want to cooperate so I made the best of it!
Sometimes a little is enough. Sometimes you do such a good job capturing the image in-camera that you don’t have to spend an excessive amount of time editing. These are good times but despite best efforts, there is always something more you can pull out of an image with post processing. The image today is a small fountain in a park in Lincoln and is pretty close to what it was when I took it. The two major changes were fixing white balance because Auto-WB picked about 4400K when this was really closer to 5500K, and then adding a little more local contrast and some fill light on the face. It’s nothing dramatic and definitely nothing I’d consider “major repairs” but it is often the little things that take an image and raise it up a notch. The process never stops once you press the shutter button!
As some folks know, I try to take time each year to get down to Arkansas to take photos of the beautiful country and more specifically, the Ozarks and numerous waterfalls in the area. I had the good fortune to continue this trend last May taking a few days away from the daily grind to make the trip from Omaha down to Jasper, Arkansas to once again chase waterfalls.