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CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!

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Just got back yesterday from taking our son on his 1st trip to Disney World.  So far, I've gotten my files off of the camera and processed 1 image.  :D

 

This is a HDR panorama of Splash Mountain. It consists of 2 processed HDR images that are 7 exposures each and merged together. Both of the HDR images were taken handheld due to the amount of foot traffic on the bridge.

27477240206_724083c5e4_c.jpgWDW Splash Mountain HDR Pano 1 by Jason, on Flickr

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More of Spacehip Earth at Epcot.  These were taken a couple of days after the previously posted ones.  Stuck around until close to midnight snapping away.  I'm sure they hated me.  :)

27471194060_d3e28803d3_c.jpgEpcot 11 by Jason, on Flickr

27136870084_87864073a2_c.jpgEpcot 12 by Jason, on Flickr

27471193900_5953e25565_c.jpgEpcot 13 by Jason, on Flickr

I was able to catch a monorail train going through on this one.

27136869764_d408f1109a_c.jpgEpcot 14 by Jason, on Flickr

One more from Animal Kingdom on Expedition Everest.  I wanted to do this shout from the front seat, but they stuck me in the last row.

27139221514_dbc21d8d27_c.jpgExpedition Everest 1 by Jason, on Flickr

And one of Maleficent as a dragon in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom.  This shot was time consuming. Behind the neck of Maleficent as a dragon and between the whiskers was a tree. Took a good 30 minutes in Photoshop to clone clouds over it.

27651073182_c43c4b776b_c.jpgFestival of Fantasy Parade 1 by Jason, on Flickr

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Illuminations fireworks at Epcot from the same night the employees hated me.

27139221304_b55b8abcbb_c.jpgIlluminations 1 by Jason, on Flickr

27651072822_e4721b0704_c.jpgIlluminations 2 by Jason, on Flickr

27139221164_f3c5fda504_c.jpgIlluminations 3 by Jason, on Flickr

27651072452_41fc38c3ba_c.jpgIlluminations 4 by Jason, on Flickr

27139220954_c663319236_c.jpgIlluminations 5 by Jason, on Flickr

27651071962_920848f127_c.jpgIlluminations 6 by Jason, on Flickr

And I did a layer mask of the previous two shots.

27139220804_6f0c013a91_c.jpgIlluminations 7 by Jason, on Flickr

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Wishes fireworks show

 

I like to think that Darth Vader was making his presence known in this one.  :D

27706511161_248a15a4b9_c.jpgMagic Kingdom 13 by Jason, on Flickr

27706510921_71db8bd000_c.jpgMagic Kingdom 14 by Jason, on Flickr

27706510591_126ab549be_c.jpgMagic Kingdom 15 by Jason, on Flickr

 

Stitch is one of my sons favorite characters.  He just turned 3 yesterday and has watched Lilo and Stitch probably 5 or 6 times now, so I had to get a shot of this with the Astro Orbiter ride whirling in the background

27706509711_906de5b65b_c.jpgMagic Kingdom 17 by Jason, on Flickr

And I was getting all kinds of weird looks for this one.  I used the flashlight on my phone to paint light back onto Walt and Minnie.

27780742125_fdd0a04e55_c.jpgMagic Kingdom 18 by Jason, on Flickr

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Ran down to Zoo Atlanta over the weekend to try out a new macro lens.  Animals were very inactive and the "bigger ticket" animals weren't let out until late morning, so they immediately went for shade.  I ended up spending half of my time there in the reptile house.

 

Colorado Desert Sidewinder

28373564783_4b9560a165_c.jpgColorado Desert Sidewinder 1 by Jason, on Flickr

 

Eyelash Viper

28362523904_ce608716bd_c.jpgEyelash Viper 1 by Jason, on Flickr

28371197824_09267499a2_c.jpgEyelash Viper 2 by Jason, on Flickr

 

Emerald Tree Boa

28967044335_461031aed2_c.jpgEmerald Tree Boa 1 by Jason, on Flickr

 

Meller's Chameleon

28967044585_c8ea2e2a4f_c.jpgChameleon 1 by Jason, on Flickr

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And a few from Labor Day weekend.  We had a Native American Powwow in town and they had booked a Birds of Prey show.  I got there early to take a look at the booths and my only intention of going was to photograph the BoP show.  I struck up a conversation with a young lady at the BoP tent that ended up being the media/marketing person for the show.  She was able to get me access into the arena to photograph the birds.  Unfortunately, the arena was heavily shaded by trees so flight shots were almost impossible.  I came away with mostly static ones though.

Black Vulture

29165387730_35baf8134b_c.jpgBlack Vulture by Jason, on Flickr

Eurasian Eagle Owl

28829765914_6a14de571e_c.jpgEurasian Eagle Owl 1 by Jason, on Flickr

29373928901_37d740ee6f_c.jpgEurasian Eagle Owl 4 by Jason, on Flickr

Harris Hawk guarding a treat filled lure

29422244382_c1465000c5_c.jpgHarris Hawk by Jason, on Flickr

Saker Falcon with hood.  This one had an extremely distracting background, so I took care of that in Photoshop

29165386210_2337e30efe_c.jpgSaker Falcon by Jason, on Flickr

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A few new ones...

This is a re-edit of a shot I made in 2013 at Zoo Atlanta.  I added the black background and changed it to B/W

29215717483_d5b56c383d_c.jpgBlack Rhino BW by Jason, on Flickr

Spritzed a mum on our front porch recently

30827156455_c43ca23946_c.jpgMum 1 by Jason, on Flickr

It's not every day that you get to walk underneath a bald eagle.

30739132521_e50a0b6a26_c.jpgBerry Female Bald Eagle 2 by Jason, on Flickr

Female from Berry College in flight

30526208670_10afeee377_c.jpgBerry Female Bald Eagle 2 by Jason, on Flickr

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Every family has that one weird relative that you try to ignore.  Berry College Female (L) and Male (R)

30605009710_12c69dab22_c.jpgBerry Bald Eagle Pair 3 by Jason, on Flickr

30269953533_b971800438_c.jpgBerry Bald Eagle Pair 4 by Jason, on Flickr

I was chasing eagles at Berry (imagine that) and saw the male fly across the main entrance as I was pulling into the parking lot.  I ran up the small hill so that I could keep him in sight and was greeted by 3 white tailed does 15" away from the fence line.  Gorgeous warm morning light and all.

30831605062_89618ef660_c.jpgDeer 1 by Jason, on Flickr

30912143706_0b1d434297_c.jpgDeer 2 by Jason, on Flickr

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Making America great again.  Very hazy morning due to the recent wildfires, but it was otherwise a clear day.

25332208639_d5970ca1be_c.jpgBC Eagles Mating-2 by Jason, on Flickr

30879814701_04ce82ba93_c.jpgBC Eagles Mating-12 by Jason, on Flickr

25332203369_afe9fe93fd_c.jpgBC Eagles Mating-13 by Jason, on Flickr

Supermoon from the other night

30690960020_ef9fed1638_c.jpgSuper Moon 1.1 by Jason, on Flickr

Ma and moon.  This is a composite of 2 shots, 1 of the moon and 1 of Ma Berry on her perch.  The moon was positioned perfectly behind Ma Berry around 10:00 am this past weekend but the boundary fence around the viewing area prevented us from lining up the shot.  So since I wanted the moon in the background, I photographed it and then Ma Berry a few seconds later and combined the 2 shots in Photoshop.

30319701594_67ce218735_c.jpgMa and the Moon by Jason, on Flickr

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On November 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM, mookie3127 said:

While some were braving the crowds for Black Friday specials on Thanksgiving night, I lucked up on a clear evening and went out to Berry College to try my hand at star trails before the weather turned really cold.

30871665200_e0b7984b40_c.jpgWinshape Star Trails by Jason, on Flickr

Been meaning to do this for a while... either at my Mom's place in rural NC away from a lot of light pollution, or the next time I'm visiting the in-laws in southern California & spend a few days in Joshua Tree.

Haven't done a lot of shooting for personal reasons lately, but I have been shooting a TON for work. Back in May, I took on a position as Art Director for a hospitality group that owns 3 nice restaurants & a music venue. So lots & lots of cocktail, wine, and food photos, plus some live band shots, event photos & portrait work. It's been keeping me super busy, and I'm working with lots of really great people. I feel extremely fortunate.

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19 hours ago, k-train said:

Been meaning to do this for a while... either at my Mom's place in rural NC away from a lot of light pollution, or the next time I'm visiting the in-laws in southern California & spend a few days in Joshua Tree.

Haven't done a lot of shooting for personal reasons lately, but I have been shooting a TON for work. Back in May, I took on a position as Art Director for a hospitality group that owns 3 nice restaurants & a music venue. So lots & lots of cocktail, wine, and food photos, plus some live band shots, event photos & portrait work. It's been keeping me super busy, and I'm working with lots of really great people. I feel extremely fortunate.

It was fun.  The GNPA (Georgia Nature Photography Association) did a Milky Way shoot up here a couple of months ago that I was unable to attend.  Not wanting to miss out on trying a new type of photography, I researched where the Milky Way would be during Berry College's Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks hoping that with all of the kids gone, there would be less light pollution on the Mountain Campus.  I found out that the Milky Way would be in the South/Southwest sky and decided to use Frost Chapel as my foreground subject.  Unfortunately, there was a security light that was making the sky above almost as bright as a sunrise, so that shot didn't happen.  I definitely want to do more of it and get the Milky Way.

In between the GNPA shoot and this shot, a friend, and local photographer also, shot this location as well for star trails.  Our compositions are different, but it's essentially the same idea (Mine is a wider shot with the reflection while his is a tighter shot of just the buildings and some of the star trails without the reflection).  I commented on his how much I liked it and had been wanting to try star trails.  Then I realized how hard it is to find a good dark sky....lol.  After shooting this one, I sent him a courtesy text letting him know that I had other intentions for a night shot and that they didn't work out so decided to try my luck at star trails at the same location he had shot.  Over the past 5-ish years, we've shot together, participate in 2 of the same local arts shows, shared information, bounced ideas off of each other, etc. so I didn't think too much of shooting the same scene since we've done it quite a bit in the past.  I didn't hear anything for a couple of days, so I processed this one and posted it on line.  He sent me a FB message thanking me for the heads up and that he enjoys collaborating and sharing ideas/information, but has concerns that some of our work is similar and wishes that we could/would develop our own styles and portfolios (my style has branched off in the wildlife/nature/landscape direction over the past couple of years).  I didn't really know how to respond, so i deleted the message and looked at it as "Ya know...we're local to the same area, have similar styles/interests, etc.  Our work is going to overlap, and in some cases, possibly be the same.  It's just like when I go to the Tetons this summer....I'm going to get the same shot of Moulton Barn in front of the Tetons.  It happens, but I can't hunt down every photographer that has shot it and ask them to change their style."

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I have a media credential for the Golden State Warriors this season and get court side access before the game. Still learning how to use the camera, but figured the games would be a good opportunity to learn how to use it. 

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