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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Natural Window

Hello again! I promise you that my blog has not been forgotten. I have not had anywhere NEAR the time that I would like to devote to my photography hobby and I am making a resolution to attempt to make at least one blog post a week. It is a goal that I believe I can achieve and I would like to thank all of my readers for taking the time from their busy schedules to stop by my little slice of the internet and read my ramblings and view the photos that I have taken!

With that being said, hopefully you all have had a chance to see Comet PANSTARRS by now! If you have not, you can view the photos from my Comet PANSTARRS post. (Also, thanks to WBFF FOX 45 Morning Meteorologist Jonathan Myers, one of my photos and the blog was even seen on the FOX 45 morning news cast!)  I am hoping the weather cooperates and in early April I have a chance to get some photos of the comet near the Andromeda Galaxy, but we shall see.  It has been quite a month so far with a lot of great experiences, ranging from baby bears at the Plumpton Park Zoo, to my photo being on the cover of the book "The Church", and briefly gracing the FOX morning news (check out my Facebook Fan Page for that)!

But enough of all of that and let us move on to discussing this photo.  This shot was another one taken at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas in late November 2011, just a few days before moving to the East Coast.  I have been debating how I was going to process this shot for awhile.  I was happy with the shot and the brackets, but I was unsure of exactly what I was looking for in the final result.  I ultimately decided on blurring and desaturating the edges of the photo while keeping the middle ("window") portion sharp and clear.  I decided that it looked sort of window-esque, and I edited the photo to try to highlight and accentuate the presence of a natural window in the setting and am pretty satisfied with the result.

Natural Window

Please feel free to click on the photo above to view it in various sizes. Clicking on the photo also takes you to my online gallery, hosted over at smugmug, where you can browse this (and other) photos that I have posted. If you enjoyed viewing this photo, please take a moment and leave comments and/or feedback. Please also feel free to pass the link of this photo on to others if you so desire. Thanks for stopping by!!