Antique Kayak Composition

Another great find at Golden Oldies antique showroom in High Point, North Carolina.

Antique Kayak Composition
Antique Kayak Composition

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C. S.

Antique Amusement Park Gondola – Color or Monochrome?

While working on this towards the end of my intentional color workflow, I accidentally applied a b&w filter.  Immediately, I was convinced to go back and also apply my typical monochrome workflow.  Color or monochrome?  Both have their merits.  Obtaining a pleasing color balance in the color version was quite challenging.  I may go back and work on it more with fresh eyes.

Antique Sky Ride - Color
Antique Sky Ride – Color

In the monochrome version, I experimented with luminosity adjustments and ended up slightly dropping the red, green and blue.  This helped provide some tonal separation provided naturally in the color composition.

Antique Sky Ride - Monochrome
Antique Sky Ride – Monochrome

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Cheers,

C. S.

Railyard Sunset

A lovely sunset captured at the Norfolk Southern Pomona Yard in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Norfolk Southern Pomona Yard Sunset
Norfolk Southern Pomona Yard Sunset

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C. S.

Sunset Altocumulus Clouds and Contrails

We had the most beautiful altocumulus come through the central Piedmont area of North Carolina on Monday.  The jet contrails were an added bonus.

Sunset Clouds and Contrails
Sunset Altocumulus Clouds and Contrails
Sunset Altocumulus Clouds and Contrails Detail
Sunset Altocumulus Clouds and Contrails Detail

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Cheers,

C. S.

Tobacco Road Sunsets

A few weeks ago, I visited Bailey Park and the old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem.  As part of the renovation effort in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the plant is being converted into retail space.  With much of the exterior work complete on the northern end of the property, the grounds are now open to walk around.  The image below, of the southern side of the property, was captured at sunset.

Bailey Power Plant Smokestack Sunset Composition
Bailey Power Plant Smokestack Sunset Composition

The cirrus clouds and jet contrails contributed to the dramatic skyscapes in both compositions.  Looking back towards the old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco building from Bailey Park, I captured the image below.  The post and images also represent the decline of the tobacco industry as a significant regional economic driver.

Winston-Salem Sunset 2
Winston-Salem RJR Sunset 2

Old Salem Cemetery Sunset

Last Saturday I shot some bracketed exposures during sunset at Salem Cemetery in the Old Salem district of Winston-Salem.  My intent was to perform some HDR tests with a trial version of Aurora HDR 2018.  I ended up with a composite of Aurora, Lightroom and Photoshop manipulations.   Aurora looks like it could complement my workflow; I hope to do some more testing before my trial expires.

Old Salem Cemetery Sunset
Old Salem Cemetery Sunset

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Cheers,

C. S.

Danville River District

Earlier this summer, I attended the wedding of a friend and fellow Scout leader in Danville, Virginia.  After the reception, I had the opportunity to visit the local tobacco warehouse district, near the Dan River, which is into it’s initial phases of urban renewal – the Danville River District.  The late afternoon afforded some nice lighting.  I plan to return soon to shoot in the early morning light.

Danville Riverfront Tobacco District 4
Danville Riverfront Tobacco District 4
Danville Tobacco District Composition 3
Danville Tobacco District Composition 3
Danville Tobacco District Composition 2
Danville Tobacco District Composition 2
Danville Tobacco District Composition 1
Danville Tobacco District Composition 1
Danville Tobacco District Composition 5
Danville Tobacco District Composition 5

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C. S.