Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Old San Juan

While in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on our cruise, I took many pictures of the old buildings in town.  This one I found especially interesting due to the structure of the chairs, columns and doorway.

Café in Old San Juan

This took some work in Photoshop.  I used Nik HDR Efx Pro 2 to get more structure and depth to the colors.  I also tried using Topaz Impression effects, but couldn't really keep the writing on the chalkboard to the left of the doors, and didn't really like what came out.  Then did some Curves adjustments for contrast.

Friday, September 2, 2016

At Sea

Last week I took my very first cruise trip with my lovely wife, Michele, aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Oasis of the Seas.  We had some unfortunate changes in our itinerary, but had a good time all the same.  Stopped in Nassau, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Royal Caribbean's own little resort on Haiti.  And since there was a large amount of time spent on the ship cruising the Caribbean sea, I decided to take some shots of what was presented:

Clouds 1

Took this from the balcony of our room on the ship.  Took quite a lot of pics of clouds as well as some shots of the wake created by the ship.  Thinking the cloud shots may work as their own gallery, and the water shots as abstracts ... we'll see.