Capture the Moments That Capture Your Heart

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This Was Actually An Accident

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Hello OLTL Readers! This photo was taken a few ago along with yesterday’s posted photo. The funny thing is that this was not the intended image. Purely accidental, the background was darkened due to the camera settings and became an unexpected surprise. I will be sure to take note of the settings next time for replication.


Droplets Fall Into Darkness


Photo taken today after the thunderstorm.

I decided to experiment with the camera settings a bit to achieve the darkened background. I have seen this technique in other photos but I was not sure how to achieve it until yesterday. This photo was a happy accident replicated today.

Yesterday’s “Happy Accident”…. will be posted later today.

Enjoy … until then!



_MG_8878 Pattern1Patterns are everywhere; even in the most basic designs. This photo was taken of a beautiful wrought iron door shortly before sunset yesterday. I tried to capture the sunlight’s glow on the door as well as the approaching thunderstorm clouds.

I hope you enjoyed today’s photo! Please feel free to share your thoughts.


The Evening Train to….

Hello Everyone!!

I realized I’ve been taking more photos each day but I am not getting enough time in the day to post them so, I find myself starting to play catch up. Man, I really need more hours in the day… One caveat… not when at work. 🙂 I do love what I do, I just love the idea of spending the day taking photographs of any and everything more. Unfortunately, something has to pay those bills and allow me to buy my first wide-angle lens.

I just made it home before the “big downpour” I kept hearing about on the radio. I was driving past the train station and noticed a train fly by. Hmm… now that would make a cool photo, I thought. So for this photo I had to get out of the car… therefore, no AVFMC* photo today.

This photo was my attempt to capture motion without a tripod and in the rain. I enhanced the color of the background to make the rain coming off the train more pronounced through the fog.

I hope that you enjoy today’s photo! See you soon.