This week, Cee’s Black and White Challenge is “open topic”. Cee gives a tip: Use post processing to turn your photo into black and white. If you use your camera settings, you could lose a lot of detail and flexibility in adjusting your photos.
Both photos were taken with 50 mm lens and converted to B&W through the Lightroom.
The Hotel of San José is located on the S. Congress Street, very trendy and hip. Let’us take a stroll in their courtyard.
Though it’s located at a lay back area of Austin, the hotel room charge is not so, $ 270 to $375 per night (may have to pay another $30 to 40 valet parking fee) according to their website.
Walking across the bridge, you are in Austin downtown:
A few yards down the bridge, you are at the Lady Bird Lake trail, more cyclists and runners on this side of the town. :)
The Austin area is ranked fifth in the nation for its high-tech market, edging out Boston and San Francisco’s East Bay, according to 2014 Jones Lang LaSalle High-technology Office Outlook report.
University of Texas Austin alone has over 50,000 students and approx. 24,000 faculty and staff. 2014/2015 operating Budget is $2,658 million, according to UT Austin budget report. High ranking in Business, Medical School, and Engineering.
Jo is taking a break, before you go, please take a beautiful walk in A FIELD OF BRASSICA with Gilly!
Cropped and edited the original photo via the Google Picasa, then moved to the LunaPic to add the cool water filter. Above is the result. :)
For Ben’s After Before Friday Forum #66.
This week, Ben is showing photo stacking. He said, “I took about 6 pictures focusing on different areas of the Ladybird Pupa. In processing the image I focus stacked the images in Photoshop. Once I had merged the images together, back in Lightroom I made some basic adjustments and sharpening.” Take a look… :)
My touch screen monitor started acting up last week, I had to ship the computer to the Lenovo for some repair work. The real problem is that all the photo files copied from the PC don’t work on my second computer, iMac. This means that I can view these photos, but I can’t edit photos on iMac. So, I tried to copy the photo onto Picasa, then processed it through LunaPic online editor.
Thursday is the “Two phrase story” day! Dr. Hb provides “the first phrase and you complete the sentence, in your own way and we see in how many different directions one thought can be taken….. ” It’s a fun and creative weekly theme. Take a look and join the challenge! :)