What's Your Pleasure?

Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas, July 2015

We were able to take an unexpected trip this summer to the beach.  This was the only morning I got up early enough to shoot the sunrise.  I learned some things…

1. The humidity fogged up my lens so I should have been there sooner and I should have bagged the lens and camera so they could acclimatize without the fogging.  

2.  Even though the sun was already up, the real show didn't begin until this moment, unlike the desert where the show starts 10 minutes before the sun appears and at this point in the sunrise, the show is over.  

3.  Being on the beach at dawn is one of the most amazing things, right up there with being in the desert at dawn.  

Happy Thursday!!

#Landscape   #landscapephotography   #Galveston   #Texas   #PleasurePier   #Sunrise  

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So, back in March, we moved to Midland for a really awesome job for my husband

This is one of the projects he and his boss get to design and be involved in.  It is the memorial for Chris Kyle (American Sniper  movie is about him), to be built in Odessa, where he was born.

Please, click through and check it out.  it has some REALLY cool design work and ideas.  

And please…if you would, share it around.  

#Texas   #LandscapeArchitect   #Midland   #Odessa   #PermianBasin   #ChrisKyle   #AmericanSniper  

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As a Landscape Architect, you really enjoy getting to work on and be involved with really cool and meaningful projects.  This project is a great example.  I am very proud and excited to be a part of this and am really looking forward to this coming to fruition in 2016.  

Chris Kyle Memorial – Odessa, TX

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As a Landscape Architect, you really enjoy getting to work on and be involved with really cool and meaningful projects.  This project is a great example.  I am very proud and excited to be a part of this and am really looking forward to this coming to fruition in 2016.

Chris Kyle Memorial – Odessa, TX

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=472933812887846&id=272989896215573

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Sail Away

Earworm for you all… 

I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
'Cause I've got to be free
Free to face the life that's ahead of me

HAHA!  Just kidding.  Back to your regularly scheduled songs.  :)

#landscape   #landscapephotography   #ocean   #sailboat   #sunset   #Texas  

#throughtamseyes  

Sail Away

Earworm for you all…

I’m sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
‘Cause I’ve got to be free
Free to face the life that’s ahead of me

HAHA!  Just kidding.  Back to your regularly scheduled songs.  :)

#landscape   #landscapephotography   #ocean   #sailboat   #sunset   #Texas

#throughtamseyes  

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The Opposite Of Two

The birds were definitely posing for me this time!  Which isn't what they usually do for me.  LOL!

“What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me, a lonely you.”
― Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

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#notsowordlessonwednesday  

The Opposite Of Two

The birds were definitely posing for me this time!  Which isn’t what they usually do for me.  LOL!

“What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me, a lonely you.”
― Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

#throughtamseyes
#notsowordlessonwednesday  

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Building An Image – Assignment 3

Over the past three weeks, we have been studying the elements of a photograph.  We have studied lines, shapes, forms, and textures.  This week, we will be studying the last two elements, “patterns” and “colors”.

Patterns!

Patterns are in everything.  Our life could not exist without patterns.  Most of the time, we don’t see them because we are so busy in our lives.  There are two techniques that come into play when you work with patterns – either emphasizing them or breaking them.

Colors!

Hooray for colors! Life is full of color, which is defined by hue, saturation and value.  Different colors have different messages and they can add visual weight and impact to your photos.

Because going into colors and color theory could be a mentorship in and of itself, I suggest that you look up some articles regarding color theory in regards to photography.  

Assignment

This week, your assignment is going to be shooting at least 100 images of ‘patterns’ and 100 images of ‘colors’.  As I said before, once you hit xx amount of photos in just one element, you start seeing that element everywhere.

Please try not to combine the elements equally – if at all possible, try to do one or the other. If you do combine them, be sure to highlight and emphasize ONE element.  They should not have equal weight in your photo.

Again, these images need to be SOOC – this is to help train your eye to see through your viewfinder more.  

FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th

Once you have shot your patterns and colors, go through them and pick your favorite one of each element.  Then, post them on your profile and don't forget to hashtag them with #BuildingAnImage . Sometime next week, I will try to go through the hashtag and see if anyone had any problems or anything and comment along.

Please keep in mind that the LITE version of this program does not guarantee that I will come through your images.  I am also running the full-on intensive one and my time is mainly devoted to those mentorees.  I will do my best to see all of the images under the hashtag.

Good luck!  I am looking forward to seeing what you shoot this week.  Next week's assignment will be given out probably Sunday or Monday.  

#throughtamseyes  

I am not going to go through and try tagging people… I will place the link to the new assignment in the old assignment's comments.  The best way to get notified is to comment on the assignment.

Building An Image – Assignment 3

Over the past three weeks, we have been studying the elements of a photograph.  We have studied lines, shapes, forms, and textures.  This week, we will be studying the last two elements, “patterns” and “colors”.

Patterns!

Patterns are in everything.  Our life could not exist without patterns.  Most of the time, we don’t see them because we are so busy in our lives.  There are two techniques that come into play

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