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I attended the Worldwide Photowalk again this year. It was a lot of fun.
Yes, its a picture of grass. I make a lot of this kind of stuff as warm ups, but rarely show it.
If it wasn't so blasted hot I probably would have carried only a camera and a lens. But, I needed my bag to carry my drink in. Since I already had the bulk I added a small amount of weight with a second lens.
Bike. I didn't use quite enough depth of field here, but I think it was better to err on the side of too little for this picture.
A pretty nifty church door to add to my door collection
I went with very little pre-planning. My plan was very small and very simple. I decided to concoct a "project" along the way and get a bunch of images for it, how is that for winging things? This year I want to put together a collage of related images for my entry instead of looking for a single detail shot. I found it in the hands painted onto the bridge mural.
I also wanted to gather some shots to try some of Photoshop's ability to blend and merge multiple images together into one. I made a rookie mistake, and that didn't pan out. I forgot to lock my exposure for the various images, but I still got to see what Photoshop could do. I'm a little irritated about the mistake, because I should be beyond such silliness, and I rarely make technical errors. Artistic errors? Sure, I do that all time, but technique is rarely a problem.
One of the hands that could end up in my collage
This is a painting on the wall near the Carrol Creek Bridge
I think the real value in attending these is in meeting and listening to other photographers. This year's bunch needed to be pretty dedicated to wander about in 100 degree F heat.
And I'll end with this image. I could NOT get what I wanted here. I tried both my lenses, and this was the closest to what I wanted. I have about 10 other attempts. They all just don't really work. I decided to show you anyway.