Monday, August 22, 2016

The Palace, Neon Swing X-perience

I've been trying to get out to public shows and take pictures. This band was a free show at The Palace in Greensburg, PA, part of their summer TGIS Free Concerts series on the deck. This is one band I really enjoyed. They were a blend of swing and old rock. They were definitely the kind to get your toes tapping and hips swaying. There were even some dancers out swinging!

So I took some photos. I played with a few to make them accent points, but didn't do much to the pictures as a whole.

The band in action!

And the talented swing dancers that came out, I had to catch them on film as well.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Birthday Sunshine, Flowers

My birthday was at the beginning of the month. The bosses wife usually brings the birthday lady (there are only three of us who work at office) flowers. These were mine this year. Nice summery feel to the arrangement in a mason jar. I really loved the daisy's with a sunflower feel to them.

I decided to take some pictures and try creating a seamless style background with a roll of paper I had. I'm happy with the results. Always trying something!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

People: Confluence 2016

I have been working at taking my camera with me when I go places. It's something I don't normally do with worrying about it getting bumped or broken. I really treasure my camera. But, also, it's meant for taking pictures and if I don't take it, I don't get the pictures. So I'm trying to use it more and more.

These are pictures I took while at a Science Fiction/Fantasy book convention call Confluence. It's close to my home so I'm able to get there for one day. I took pictures of a few panels I went to listen to along with some individual images on panels and in the dealer room. I did my best to get a few pictures of the beer tasting portion of the evening as well, however that was evening and lighting was limited in the room.

A few of the pictures I played with different settings to get a different look and feel, so those touched up pictures follow the original.

These last three pictures of beers were done with my cell phone. They are ones I wanted to remember. ;)