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A Preview

I’ve had an exhausting weekend already.  Even though I’m posting this just after midnight on a Saturday night, I’ve already taken about 1,000 photos after Yuling and I visited a farm which makes dried persimmons in Sinpu here in Hsinchu County.  When we came back, we ran into a temple procession for Double Ninth – a festival which tries to ward off evil.  Of course, I had to follow it, which took up the rest of my day.  Lots of photos will follow.

Tomorrow, we’re heading to Taipei City for a wedding, so I’ll expect to be pretty exhausted after this weekend – so much for getting a break!

Below are some previews of what I’ve taken so far… I’ve been pretty productive with the D5000…


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Working Hard

With the school week half-over, I haven’t been out with my camera for a while.  I’ve missed some great sunsets, so that sure is a shame.  The good news is that I plan to go camping this weekend and I think I’ll get plenty of use out of this Nikon.

I’m posting something I went back to retouch before I made the decision to post.  I loved this picture – but was never happy with the fact that this lady’s face isn’t as sharp as I’d like it to be.  I think part of the reason stems from the fact that a 300mm lens with a hood on is hard to ignore – and I just didn’t feel like holding it up all day.

Anyway, here’s the photo.  I decided to desaturate some colors and leave others in… in addition, I increased some details through sharpening and a few minor contrast tweaks.  The thing that really makes the photo, however, is the slight smirk on her face, I think.

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