Homossassa Gallery

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Gallery of Recent Images

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Becoming a Better Photographer: Go Somewhere Better

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Sometimes the reason we struggle photographically is because we are caught in the rut of shooting the same general thing. Going somewhere better and seeing something better could improve your pictures, but, not so much as by giving you a picture of some famous icon (everyone needs a picture of the Maroon Bells reflected on Maroon …

Favourite Software of 2014…

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My favourite software for photography, 2014: BreezeBrowser – http://breezebrowser.com/ – I use this for vewing and editing (deleting the bad, keeping the good) Lightroom – http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html – This program I use for RAW conversion to JPG, or to a PSD  for Photoshop (usually most images can be processed for general online purposes in lightroom alone). I am …

Natasha’s Kitchen – A Post to Win Sweepstakes

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Hi! A blog I have been reading for a while is Natasha’s Kitchen. It makes me hungry at work, and causes unwary co-workers to drool. Sadly, I have prior to this failed to share it due to being too busy or maybe lazy, is the more honest description. Natashaskitchen.com is the best food website OF …

Bird Photography: A More Dramatic Way of Lighting

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An article I read yesterday concisely stated how I had been feeling, and said why: http://www.naturescapes.net/articles/opinions/getting-out-of-your-bird-photography-rut/ This article by Greg Basco discusses how the modern concept of a good bird image, in most peoples’ minds, is quite stale. The point-your-shadow-at-the-bird advice has merit for a very beginner, and can greatly help a person understand the …

A Different View…

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  The key to getting different images is to see differently. The key to seeing differently is to think uniquely. Different images stand out; they catch eyes, and hold viewers. The making of this image required significant pre-thought. I studied the lighthouse of St. Marks, and looked at the area on maps.google.com for a while, …

A slightly new method…

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I am trying a new processing method: rather flat, low contrast, with smooth tones. Let me know how you like it! Image taken in Everglades National Park at Mrazek Pond, with soft lighting from a mostly overcast sky. Mrazek Pond is nearly useless in full sunlight in the morning, due to the only angle one …

Florida State Parks Annual Family Pass: OVERPRICED!!!

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An America the Beautiful Pass is only 80 USD!!! This pass gives a person access to all federal recreational lands with no further fee (unless they try to bring in a canoe, which gets them for extra!). This vast freedom includes all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national monuments, and other related lands and facilites. …

Color Harmony: Cool Dominant Color Harmony

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This is a cool dominant color harmony image. The neck and bill of the reddish egret provides the warm accent, with the remainder of the image, both subject and setting, are cool. The overall effect of using green and blue together is very soothing; the warmth adds a mellow balance.