Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park is located on the edge of Harrisburg. A lake, nature trails, boardwalks, & bird blinds are available to all who wish to indulge. The Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center offers educational opportunities. Garden areas provide food & shelter for birds & other wildlife. I took this shot of a great blue heron near the entrance of the park. Interestingly enough route 81 passes very near this spot. Several Canada Geese were floating on a nearby area of the lake. There are 2 other parking areas along the lake, taking one away from the busy, noisy highway. I noticed many joggers, dog walkers, & plenty of people enjoying a brief outing after a busy work day. It is a good spot for photographers since the scenery is lovely & appropriate for wildlife shooting. This was my second trip to Wildwood Park, one in the spring & this one in the fall. Truly a jewel among the busy world of city dwellers.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Across the Susquehanna

Edited in Topaz Adjust...

HDR effect, not sure I like it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Some shots of my 4 year old nephew, Brady. Above is the (edited) original, below are edits from yesterday's experiments.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I have taken this week off from work to do some cleaning. Having a nasty cough & flare up of arthritis in my knee was not planned! So much for the cleaning, as you can tell I am heart broken. Today was spent in PSE with a couple new plug ins. This group of images were edited with a free download from PhotoFrames 4.5. Not alot of selection, just enough not to confuse me. Chose blue for the first one because the wedding color was blue. Second frame is without color. The final two I need to give Andy credit for the photo, but all editing was mine.

I tried to download a few more from http://http// She offers some free actions I would like to try & has a wonderful blog. After trying several times I can get the action downloaded to my computer, but not into PSE folder. Suggestions anyone?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Canon 100-400 IS

Mid-September, after a day of shooting, I noticed black spots thru my viewfinder. Changing lens did not help! This led to a quick trip to the Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer, Willard, who demonstrated how to gently remove the spots. Crisis deverted we settled in to take some shots in his area. Andy placed Willard's Canon 100-400 IS on my camera. Pretty amazing. Quite heavy, but sure made a difference. The next couple images will show how nothing was safe from the Rebel with the BIG lens.