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Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Beautiful Weekend

This past Friday through Sunday, I joined 10 other photographers in a workshop on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in and around St. Michaels. Here are some of my favorites - many more to process.

The grand scenes are lovely but sometimes you just need to notice the details - like a stack of crab baskets in the back of a pick up truck.

The sunset colors were beautiful but so were the soft weeds at the edge of the bay. I've been following my friend Barbara Kile and her flower texture images. I overlayed a shot of ripples in the sand under the water over this silhouette of some phragmites weeds against the colors of sunset.

I really like reflections - in water, in glass, anywhere. This first shot is close to sunset. The second is just after the sunrise.

Our tour leader, John Barclay, was good at noticing the details - like this spider web on between the dock and a boat at the Maritime Museum.

John was not the only one to notice the details. My friend, room/travelmate for the weekend, Dorine, shared some good finds (watch for another posting) and one my co-participants and new friend, Graham, shared some of his finds too. I ended up lying on my stomach balancing my camera on a plank so that I could shoot the links of a large iron chain with my macro lens. This was part of a boat restoration are at the Maritime Museum.

I used a variety of processing techniques on these images. John has got me loving Topaz Adjust and Topaz Simplify - hence the "artsy" look of some of these.

More will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Hey Nadia, if you keep shooting shots like these, pretty soon John and Dan are going to be taking lessons from you! Not to mention the rest of us. Any thoughts on how much your tour fees will be? Great work Nadia! :-) Cynthia

Anonymous said...

Can I get a 'baked goods discount' if I bring brownies? Will bake for photography! -Deb

mrsammy7 said...

Those are really terrific images. Sounds like everyone had a great time. Sorry I wasn't there to ruin it for them.
Seriously a great job.

John Barclay said...

Some BIG time great images here. LOVE links... Love the reflections... Love the baskets... and the phragmites week.... oh... thats all of em'.... oh well Love em all then. Great great job SIs!