Monthly Archives: December 2012

come up a cloud

There is a beautiful area about an hour and a half north of Birmingham that is part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/wheeler/). It is along an area of the Tennessee River that flows across the northern part of Alabama. The refuge covers 35,000 acres.

I visited the area over the last several days mostly scouting for locations that I would like to photograph. With such a large area, I barely scratched the surface of possible locations. While I was there I took a few photographs.

More to come from this area in the future.

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#wheelerwildliferefuge   #naturephotography   #landscapephotography   #wildliferefuge   #alabama   #tennesseeriver   #textureblendphotography  +Texture Blend Photography +Gemma Costa +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman 
come up a cloud

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This photograph was made in a parking area just outside the gates of Sloss Furna…

This photograph was made in a parking area just outside the gates of Sloss Furnaces.

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#slossfurnaces   #parkinglot   #patternart   #landscapephotography   #birmingham   #alabama  
under the bridge and through the arches

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Industrial sites are fun and interesting to photograph

Often it feels odd writing anything about my photographs. Hopefully they speak for themselves and do it so much better than I can. This was photographed at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama.

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#tonemaphdrtuesday  +Drew Pion +Stephanie Suratos  #lowanglephotography  +Jeremy Lavender  #landscapephotography  +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman  #historiclandmarks   #slossfurnaces   #birmingham   #alabama  
bends and curves

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looking down the side of a pipe at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, wide angle…

looking down the side of a pipe at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, wide angle view

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#landscapephotography  +Margaret Tompkins  #industrialphotography   #slossfurnaces   #wideanglephotography   #birmingham   #alabama   #tonemaphdrtuesday  +Drew Pion +Stephanie Suratos  #historiclandmarks  
looking down a pipe

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For some reason, this greenhouse always catches my eye

There are so many aspects of the building that fascinate me. It will be nice when they complete the repairs and reopen the greenhouse.

#architecturephotography   #greenhouse   #landscapephotography   #botanicalgardens   #hdrphotography  +Margaret Tompkins  #fineartphotography   #birmingham   #alabama   #birminghambotanicalgardens  
greenhouse main entry, partial view

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The intersection in this photograph is where the right wing of the greenhouse meets…

The intersection in this photograph is where the right wing of the greenhouse meets the central section of the greenhouse. Despite the greenhouse being closed indefinitely for repairs, there are still a number of plants being housed in the greenhouse. The right wing has been used in the past as a special wing for hybrid camellias.  Many of the camellias are rare hybrids.

#greenhouse   #botanicalgardens   #camellia   #hybridflowers   #hdrphotography   #birmingham   #birminghambotanicalgardens   #alabama   #fineartphotography  
wing meets main

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This album is for photographs that have HDR as part of the image processing

Simply converting an image to HDR is cool but it's by no means the end of the process for me.

In some ways HDR is misunderstood. It's a technique, I don't regard it as a style. Yhe reason I say that is because for me, it's a method of tone mapping a series of images to get a more complete tonal range. The particular software I used for tone mapping the seven images in this composition is Photomatix. There are plenty of options out there. Where you go from that point to finish the image can include any number of other techniques or processing with other tools like the  +onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 7, along with a variety of other tools that help the image become what you want it to say.

Anyway, this is a new album and the images here will fall into the category described above. The image in this post is part of a section of the greenhouse at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The greenhouse has been closed for probably the last two years for repairs. It remains closed today and at this point, there is no indication of when it will reopen.

For the people that like details, this image was made with a Nikon D800 body, the lens used was the Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens, the basic processing was done in Adobe Lightroom 4.

#hdrphotography   #greenhouse   #birminghambotanicalgardens   #architecturephotography   #birminghamalabama   #windowphotography   #photomatix   #nikond800  +Users Nikon  #zeiss100mm   #lightroom4   #ononesoftware   #perfectphotosuite7  

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I want to thank +Peter From for including me in his new circle, it means a lot to…

I want to thank +Peter From for including me in his new circle, it means a lot to me and I'm honored to be among so many talented photographers. I also want to thank everyone for the warm welcome I've received and the new friends I've made as a result of being in the group. I'm also fortunate that many of the people in the group were already in my circles. 

In so many ways photography is my voice, my way of communicating my world and how I see it. My photography is evidence of my life and each image has a special connection to me.

My sincere thanks to all of you.

I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season.

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The business page for my photography has been somewhat neglected and in need of some…

The business page for my photography has been somewhat neglected and in need of some work to make it a better outlet for my work. I invite you to follow or add my business page to your circles. It's a very lonely page with maybe five followers at the moment.

In addition to displaying some of my work, the business page will include posts on a variety of articles and topics relating to photography, processing, printing, and gear.

I appreciate your help with getting the business page off the ground. Please feel free to re-share this post and help me reach a wider group of people.

Thank you very much!

P.S. There is a post on the business page with a coupon code for 20% off on all purchases from https://blog.gerrydanielphotography.com – this is the first time I've ever offered a discount on purchases of my work.

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