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Marathon Monday

Marathon Monday

This year’s Boston Marathon certainly has a different meaning than years passed. With last year’s tragedy permanently marked in our memories it’s so encouraging to see this city get back on it’s feet for another 26.2 mile haul. I originally thought that this tree of shoes along the marathon route was something constructed in memory of theContinue Reading

[Assignment] Abandoned Places & Things

[Assignment] Abandoned Places & Things

I really think that this will be a fun challenge to try, but I want to make clear up front that you proceed with caution and only venture to where you are comfortable as abandon locations can be extremely dangerous. Options include old factories, barns, and even broken down houses, but it doesn’t have to beContinue Reading

Community Edit 12 Now Available

Community Edit 12 Now Available

I’m changing the format of the Community Edit Recap post that i publish at the end of each week to announce that the new photo is available for download instead of recapping the past week’s set of photos, but fear not, I’m still going to be making the collage. Week 12 - Coming Through the SiqContinue Reading

Phogropathy’s Photo Share #92

Phogropathy’s Photo Share #92

Well it’s been a couple of weeks since the last PPS post so I thought it’d be about time to head back on over to the Flickr group and see what you all have been sharing and I wasn’t at all disappointed! Want to see your photo featured in a future PPS post? Simply addContinue Reading

Trap Falls Early Spring

Trap Falls Early Spring

Continuing along with the set of waterfall photographs from last week I wanted to share one more from Trap Falls. This one shows the entire waterfall in full force with the spring flow. Trap Falls Early Spring On this particular Saturday I was happy to wake up and find that the forecast was for anContinue Reading

[Assignment] From a Low Perspective

[Assignment] From a Low Perspective

This week’s task is for you to get down on your belly, knees, or simply place your camera on the ground and see what you come up with from a low perspective. You could also think of it as the ‘bug’s eye view’. I love this challenge because so many people are used to photographingContinue Reading

[Making the Shot] – Trap Falls Framed

[Making the Shot] – Trap Falls Framed

Last week’s assignment on Phogropathy was “Frames” so I set out to attempt this challenge as best I could and the result of my trial was the photograph you see below of Trap Falls in Ashby MA framed between a two limbs of a tree that has split into a Y while growing out of theContinue Reading

Community Edit Recap #10

Community Edit Recap #10

Week 10 was a great week for Community Edit as it was the first week that I’ve officially taken it out of it’s Beta status making it a permanent feature here on Phogropathy. I think there’s still a lot of opportunity for growth and improvement here so just because it’s out of the beta statusContinue Reading

Turning A Blah Image Around Inside Lightroom 5

Turning A Blah Image Around Inside Lightroom 5

There’s a lot of people out there who will tell you that if you don’t get a shot correct in camera that you’re doing it wrong by trying to turn it around in post production. Others go so far as to tell you to put the camera down all together, trust me I’ve seen it.Continue Reading

Doane’s Falls Early Spring

Doane’s Falls Early Spring

Once again I return to you Monday morning from another successful weekend photography adventure. This time I travelled out to north central Massachusetts to photograph a couple waterfalls all full up with early spring runoff. Inspiration – Doane’s Falls Early Spring To make this photograph I used a three bracket set and the Lightroom pluginContinue Reading