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Great photo opportunity

Posted in Camping, General with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by bayouphoto

If you are in the area around Natchez Oct. 14-16 then don’t miss this great opportunity.

Great Mississippi River balloon race

and a great place to camp just 10 miles away Natchez state park

I hope to see you there.

Best place to shoot the flights are

Morning: Launch site or if you prefer in flight  would be the Natchez national cemetary ( This would afford views with the river and bridge)

Afternoon would be the launch site and the River walk on the Vidalia, La. side. This would put the sun behind you each flight.

The Friday night fireworks would be great from the Vidalia river walk with the reflections in the river and the bridge included( If you go south of the bridge and shoot north)

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I hear the thunder

Posted in Nature and wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by bayouphoto

How far off I sat and wondered. As I was heading home, late yesterday evening. I saw this storm gathering. When the lightning strikes started I pulled over in a hay field and quickly set up the camera. I got about 20 shots before it got too close. when I got home only one had some lightning strikes.

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Camera settings were ISO 100 f22 30 seconds using a polarizer. I post processed with Lightroom, Nik filters Pro contrast and Silver Efex 2

Dreams lost

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by bayouphoto

While on a photo walk I found this child’s discarded stuffed animal. I wondered what had happened. Where was the child? Why was it in this abandoned lot? How did it end up here? Is there a child out there missing this bear?

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Homeless

Posted in People with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by bayouphoto

These guys we living down by an old rail yard. They asked if I would take their photo then wanted $5 for the picture. I gave them a dollar.

I used Topaz adjust to add some drama and detail, then Silver Efex Pro 2 for the B&W

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Funky town

Posted in HDR with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by bayouphoto

I  am still staying in Shreveport to help my nephew through his treatments. Early in the morning I make a photo walk. Since we are right on the edge of the old historic downtown there are many photo ops. This morning I took a new street from the hotel. I found this old corner liquor store with an old neon sign. As I got closer I realized it was now an open air coffee house, bar and dance room in the south Louisiana cajun tradition. The owner, Bill, was very nice and allowed me access  to shoot. He even invited me back for coffee and gumbo.

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It is an eclectic blend of old and new, modern and antique to make a very unique atmosphere. Thank you Bill.

Processed with Nik filters HDR Efex and Topaz Adjust

Dancing water

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2011 by bayouphoto

The Shreveport river walk water feature.

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Topaz Detail, Nik filters Silver Efex Pro 2 and Define 2

Blue Monday: Blue bikini

Posted in Blue Monday with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by bayouphoto

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