As promised in this post, here is a shot of this beautiful old, recently-restored sign near my house. The first time I posted a shot of this sign, I used color film in my then recently-acquired Olympus OM-10 camera. This time, I used my trusty original silver Canon Digital Rebel. I shot in RAW, which is something I don’t normally do because I don’t like having to fiddle with my shots if I don’t have to. This is the result of my first attempt at RAW developing with Adobe Lightroom, and I have to say that I was impressed with the ease of making adjustments and pleased with the quality of the result. I may have to get this one printed and framed.
This is the same place that I featured in my last Photo Friday post. I have no idea if the name of this place is actually Southwest Donuts, as the sign only says “Donuts”. However, it is located on Southwest Avenue in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. This was shot with my Olympus OM-10, and post-processed using a cross-processed effect.
Grabbed this shot while out for a short walk this afternoon. I normally wouldn’t post a cell phone pic, because the camera on my phone is not very good. But, I was pleased with how this came out – kind of reminds me of my photographic hero, Walker Evans. I have also shot this place before, with my Olympus OM-10, so more to come.
A reprise of a previously-posted shot that was lost when I restarted the blog. Early one Sunday morning in downtown St. Louis, MO.
Sign on a building in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
This is a shot of San Francisco Bay. The original was shot on color slide film, but was almost monochrome, due to the gray, misty northern California weather. I decided to convert it to black and white, but it still lacked something. So, I tried a split-toning technique in Photoshop, which definitely added some much needed contrast and a little drama to the shot.