- Al Sabo 6
Another specimen of a goldenrod bunch gall.
- Al Sabo 2
The prairie is a mix of grasses and broadleaf plants, mostly yarrow, goldenrod, gentians, and milkweed.
- Al Sabo 1
There is an attractive mix of forest and open prairie around the edges of the preserve.
- Al Sabo 3
This is big tick country. Bare legs or insect repellent is a must.
- Venus-Jupiter Conjunction #4
- Venus-Jupiter Conjunction #3
- Venus-Jupiter Conjunction #2
- Venus-Jupiter Conjunction #1
Taken with my LG900G.
Taken with my LG900G. Color emphasized with GIMP.
Taken with my LG900G. It appears much bigger in real life.
- You can go your own way
This seems a little redundant, somehow.
- overhead lines
Yes, utility poles often have overhead lines attached to them. Next question, please.
- old jail
Now you know why they had to build a new jail. This one doesn't seem very secure.
- enter or not
Please do/don't come into our store. Thank you.
- Original shot
I was intrigued by this shot, because all the lines suggested a vanishing point, but didn't show it. I especially liked that the fence on the right picked up where the fence on the left ended. I shot this as a vertical, hoping to capture as much of the fence on the left as possible.
- Return to blur
I noticed that applying the gradient map punched up the contrast, which I liked, so I returned to the blurred picture and increased the contrast, which makes it a bit more interesting.
- Gradient Map
I then applied a gradient map (Steel Bar) to the picture to reduce it to a black and white image.
- Radial Blur
Even though I was the only one on the field, I wanted something to suggest action. I used a radial blur filter (set to 50) in Photoshop to add a bit of drama (and also to get rid of those annoying picnic tables and blue tarps on the right).
As it turned out, this worked out better as a panoramic shot, so I cropped it low and wide.