Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Snoopy with Red Heart Sunglasses

Last night my hubby came home with the sweetest Valentine’s Day presents: a bottle of bubbly, and a small plush Snoopy with heart-shaped sunglasses, holding a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I’m not particularly attached to the Peanuts cartoon, but I do have a soft spot for beagles. (You know Snoopy is a Beagle, right?) Anyhow, I grew up with a Beagle.…Read More

Processing iPhone DNG with Luminar

Cappuccino and French macaroons at Cure coffeehouse in Norfolk, VA

Last week I had the opportunity to grab a coffee with a dear friend at Cure coffeehouse in downtown Norfolk.  Prior to grabbing coffee we stopped next door and picked up a couple of French macarons at Hummingbird Macarons. Once we sat down with our cappuccini (plural of cappuccino in Italiano) we proceeded to stage our treats and take photos for Instagram.…Read More

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Sunset

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Sunset

There is a small section of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with a trestle. Each time I’ve passed over this section I’ve wanted to photograph it, but the area where it attaches to land is part of a nature reserve and there is no access, except, perhaps by boat. On our way home from Cape Charles a couple of weekends ago I persuaded my…Read More

Abandoned Beach Cottage | Cape Charles

Turquoise abandoned and decaying beach cottage in Cape Charles, VA

I love sleepy beach towns in the off season. Last weekend the hubbie & I took a spontaneous drive up to Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. While most of this sleepy little beach town was shuttered for the winter, a few brave establishments remained open for business. We walked the historic main street, browsed the hilariously irreverent shop Like a…Read More

A Simple Lightroom and On1 Photo RAW Workflow

Before and After Lightroom and On1 Photo RAW

On1 Photo RAW is a photo-editing powerhouse. It can be used on its own, or as I prefer – as a Lightroom plugin. On1 Photo RAW is marketed as a start-to-finish photo editor. However, if you are a seasoned Lightroom user, there are a few things you might miss: One-click chromatic aberration removal Automatic lens corrections Perspective Correction (Lightroom’s Upright tool found in…Read More

Easy Instagram Upload from your Mac with Uplet + Photo Contest!

Recent photos from @angandrieux on Instagram

Love Instagram? I’m a huge Instagram fan. Lately it has been my preferred social media outlet. My feed is full of beauty and inspiration – something that has dwindled on other social media channels. While I occasionally share photos directly from my iPhone, I prefer to share photographs that I’ve captured with my DSLR and processed on my laptop. It takes a bit…Read More

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Monticello | Charlottesville, VA

Over the holidays we had family in town, and when people visit we go out and do the sightseeing thing. I love travel and exploring but we don’t do it as much as I’d like. Guests make a great excuse for getting out of the house! One of our excursions led us to Monticello near Charlottesville, VA. It was quite a drive…Read More

Looking Back at 2016

Abandoned Fishing Boat | Eastern Shore | Willis Wharf, VA

2016 was…interesting. As each new year dawns I like to take a look back at my photographic work and see what I produced for the year. I was pleased to see that even though I was often feeling creatively lost, I still managed to make a few photos. Over 4000! And that doesn’t include iPhone photos! There were even a few that…Read More

12 Days of Topaz – Day 12

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Day 1 – Topaz Detail – enter DETAIL12 at checkout (ended 12/15/16) Day 2 – Topaz DeNoise – enter DENOISE12 at checkout(ended 12/16/16) Day 3 – Topaz Simplify – enter SIMPLIFY12 at checkout (ended 12/17/16) Day 4 – Topaz Impression – enter IMPRESSION12 at checkout (ended 12/18/16) Day 5 – Topaz ReMask – enter REMASK12 at checkout (ended 12/19/16) Day 6 – Topaz Adjust – enter ADJUST12 at checkout (ended 12/20/16) Day 7 – Topaz Star Effects – enter…Read More

12 Days of Topaz – Day 11

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Day 1 – Topaz Detail – enter DETAIL12 at checkout (ended 12/15/16) Day 2 – Topaz DeNoise – enter DENOISE12 at checkout(ended 12/16/16) Day 3 – Topaz Simplify – enter SIMPLIFY12 at checkout (ended 12/17/16) Day 4 – Topaz Impression – enter IMPRESSION12 at checkout (ended 12/18/16) Day 5 – Topaz ReMask – enter REMASK12 at checkout (ended 12/19/16) Day 6 – Topaz Adjust – enter ADJUST12 at checkout (ended 12/20/16) Day 7 – Topaz Star Effects – enter…Read More