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Street Photography in Old St. Charles

I am still learning what my new Sony mirrorless camera can do (haven’t found the silent shutter button yet) and sometimes I score and sometimes I miss… but that happens now and again to all of us regardless of how long a time we’ve had our cameras.  We had just left the pub and had walked a bit north when I decided the more unique older buildings were south of the pub; meaning we turned around.  Most of the people on the street that day were tourists and nothing spoke to me until I saw this couple walking up the street.

While it isn’t the ideal composition I was going for (refer back to the still learning the new camera) I wanted to share it because they were such a unique couple.  He looks as if he came right from working on the farm or some carpentry site and she reminds me of someone from the 1940’s.  It’s not the best photo as far as sharpness and no body parts cut off but I feel they are quite the special couple.

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Life and Stuff

I’ve had a lot going on lately.  Some of it has been stressful, some ongoing and painful and some was so what I needed.  I won’t bore you with the first two categories; they have and will continue (hopefully not for too long) to dictate how often I will be posting.  I’ve just returned from visiting Missouri though and that was the so needed part.  This photo was taken while sitting in our favorite pub in Old St. Charles, Missouri.  Nothing like a pint and a photo, huh?

But as this photo taken a few blocks south of the pub says, enjoy the little things.

And I totally enjoyed this super little thing and the rest of the family.  You cannot see it from this photo but I was wearing a Wonder Woman shirt.  We were 2/6th of the Justice League ♥

 

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Oh Snap!

Whole fried snapper at a Peruvian place in Miami Beach.  The Peruvian seafood fried rice I had is something I would order again in a heartbeat!  Soooooooooo good both dishes!  May your weekend be a tasty one 🙂

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Scenes from an Italian restaurant

Not only did the decor at the Hosteria Romana restaurant make me stop and take photos but the delicious fragrances wafting out…they were so good!  I wish we had come back to eat lunch or dinner.  Next time for sure…

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The Sunrise, The Moon, The Palms and The Pool

One day we actually set our alarm to wake up in time for sunrise on the beach.  We had to walk past the hotel pool in order to get to the path to the beach when I saw this and knew I had to capture this wonderful moment.  It was the best sunrise of our stay as the other days the sky wasn’t as alive.  This is an example of high ISO when you are shooting hand held in a low light situation.  The ISO for this shot is 5K and while in the past this would’ve made one horribly noise filled image, today’s modern cameras can handle this and higher without too much damage to the image.  Some people even like a certain amount of noise in their images for that old film effect.  Plus, there are so many noise reduction programs and other ways to reduce noise in Photoshop and Lightroom.  What was important to me was capturing this oh so brief moment in time no matter what the ISO was.

It and the rest of the shots we took that morning were worth getting up at 5:30 in the morning on our vacation.  I will share the color version with you tomorrow.

Shot details:

F3.5 – ISO 5000 – 1/40 – 35mm – Canon 5D MarkIII

 

 

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Scenes from Town Square – D & D

No, not the game but daisies and dahlia’s 🙂  Have a great weekend everyone.

 

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Scenes from Town Square – White Flowers

Anyone know what kind these are?  The Town Square had an area that was filled with these beautiful flowers.

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