Alabama

Space Church

This is a revisit of sorts to a photo taken in Alabama just outside of Madison where my grandmother lives.  This steeple was really the diving reason for the trip as it shares a pretty striking resemblance to the Saturn 5 rocket which is at NASA not too far from here.  Also neat about this church is the faux mosaic painting on the facade of the sanctuary which has clearly seen a little wear over the years.

Processing:

Nikon D90 | Nikon 17-35mm | Lightroom

Grandad's Work Bench

My late Grandad was quite the handyman and always had the right tool for the job.  This was the state of his garage workbench before we did a big cleanup at the house.

Processing:

  • Nikon D90, 11mm, f/8.0,  ISO 100
  • 3 Exposure HDR -3, 0, +2
  • Photomatix Tonemapping
  • Photoshop Masking and color adjustments

Saturn 5

Saturn 5 HDR If you travel to the Space Center I recommend attending at the end of day on a Sunday to get some tripod work in.  My mom and I and traveled over to get some shots about and hour before closing at the Space Center on a Sunday afternoon last month and to our surprise/pleasure there were almost no other visitors.  No people to get in your shot or compete with to get the right angle on the tripod makes for a nice shooting time.  I tried to get as many high quality RAW shots to play with the files later and this is the result of what I was going for...a little drama in space!

Processing:

  • Nikon D90, f/8.0, 1/5, ISO 100
  • 3 Exposure HDR -2, 0, +2
  • Photomatix Tonemapping
  • Photoshop Masking, noise reduction and sharpening
  • Topaz adjust/masking for final Pop