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Absolutely Stunning Black & White (Monochrome) Self-Portrait By Gifted Photographer ‘Torsten Glaenzel’.

by Anura Guruge


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I have known ‘Tee Gee’ & admired his work for quite a few years. He has even helped me with one of my photos in 2016. He was good then, he has become BRILLIANT now.

I have always admired his monochrome work. This, today, I think, is his best. What do YOU think?

He will soon be mega-famous. WOW.

Enjoy. Check out his Website. Contact him ….


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Some Wedding Pictures From Saturday, October 19, 2019.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Canon EOS RP with a Tamron all-in-one zoom.

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Nope, I don’t do wedding photography. I don’t think I am good enough, I don’t have the right equipment and worse of all I don’t know how to use PhotoShop.

So, I leave wedding photography to the professionals. I just point-and-click a few pictures, straight JPEG and post them out of the camera.

Here are six from the wedding we attended in Maine this last Saturday.

What makes these pictures even more special, than normal, is that I lost them! The SD card got corrupted. Luckily I was able to recover every single one.

Thought I should share so that you can enjoy.

 


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Unstinted Praise & THANKS To ‘Wondershare’ ‘recoverit’ — Recovered All 300 Lost Wedding Pictures!

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Just a sample of the pictures I had lost.

I had checked them on the camera and new I had WINNERS.





On Saturday we attended my niece-in-law’s wedding in Maine. I, luckily (and what would have been by choice), was not the official photographer. I am not good enough for that. They had two female professionals who had been flown in for the event.

But, I had been told to take some pictures. And that is never too much of an imposition since I do take (and publish) at least 7 pictures each-and-every day, 365/366-days a year, and have done so for at least 4-years.

I take around 26,000 pictures a year! I had NEVER lost a picture due to an SD card failure — ever. (Yes, I once lost some pictures on a SD card, but that was after I had downloaded them onto my PC.)

On Saturday evening, a few hours after the wedding, I did LOSE all the pictures!

I also know how and why. I tried to look at them, and copy them onto an USB stick (so I can give them to my sister-in-law), on a Samsung Chromebook! The bloody Chromebook ate my 64G SD card. Here is the crazy thing. Just a week earlier my wife had a total SD card failure on this Chromebook, BUT we never suspected that it was the bloody Chromebook that was damaging the cards.

I did NOT get upset! That is old age. I am much more sanguine about life and the curve balls it throws at me than I was even a year ago.

Yes, I knew there was recovery software I could try, but I couldn’t do that till I got home and had access to a proper PC.

Well, a couple of hours after we got home on Sunday — after I managed to get my damn Atlantic Broadband Internet service restored, I was ready to try some software.

We had already done some Googling and I had read up on ‘recoverit‘. Sounded promising.

There was no way I was going to mess around with FREE software. I did not want to risk corrupting the SD card any further.

Yes, I started with the FREE version of ‘recoverit’. When it told me, within seconds, that it had found 300 files I knew I was in business.

I stopped it. I uninstalled it. I paid the $60 and got the lifetime, PRO version. For $10 difference it made no sense just to get a 1-year license.

Since it scans the entire card, and it was a 64GB card, it took about an hour to locate all the files. It said it found about 900. Turns out that each picture was duplicated!

Once the files were found the recovery took less than 5-minutes.

‘Recoverit’ recovered ALL the files. I did NOT lose a single picture. Got everyone back.

Yes, I am happy.

I am impressed.

It would have been a shame to have lost these wedding pictures.

Word of warning. Do not take a SD card within 10′ of a bloody Chromebook! I am serious.

After the wedding, which finished at 3:30pm, I had gone to Camden — another of my favorite haunts in Maine. It was dark and I got some good pictures. They were on the card too. I was kind of disappointed that I had lost those. Wasn’t sure that I would ever get the same lighting again. Well, I got those back too.

Thank YOU, Wondershare.

As far as I am concerned you worked miracles.

Total, unstinted praise & endorsement.

Smile.


by Anura Guruge

Full Moon Over “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — in this case, Full moon over ‘Mirror Lake’, that being where Dick currently lives, waterfront (though he has sold his place and moving ‘soon’).

This is what he said about this picture:
“Below is a photo of the moon setting over Mirror Lake in the evening from my kayak.

I photographed the shot of the moon and also the shot of the horizon over the trees while I was in my kayak.  BUT, I used Photoshop to put the two photos together.

I’m concerned that I made the moon just a little too big.  I wanted the “huge-Moon” affect you do get when the moon is close to the horizon, but I might have overdone it.  What do you think?

 It is also difficult to know just how much light glint to put in the water.  I did just a little of that.  I might try to improve on it.”

This should set you up for this Wednesday’s rare Blue Moon Supermoon and partial eclipse.


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More PhotoShop Wizardry By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH — This Time Yosemite.

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PhotoShopped


Original

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El Capitan, of course. But, YOU knew that.


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A Photo Of “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — ‘Mirror Lake’ (above) being where he lives and this was from his deck.

This is what he said about this picture:
“Of course there is some photoshop.
I took out a couple of houses visible thru the trees at the far side of the lake to get that totally rustic view.
I increased the saturation a little on the sky and reduced it a little on the trees and water.


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A Photo Of Myrdal, Norway By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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First a poem-in-prose and now a picture taken in Norway.

Dick had this to say about this picture:
“Here is a photo I did that I like a lot. It was taken on a trip we took through Norway about three years ago.

We were held over at at train stop in this tiny town of Myrdal, and so I was wandering around taking photos.

It does have some Photoshop enhancement, l but then everything I do has Photoshop enhancement.”


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“Dinner At Luigi’s”, A Short Poem In Prose, by Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of Photoshop Fame.

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Dick Byrd is a polymath: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, and writer.

You have already seen his Photoshop artistry and some of his writing. Now a poem-in-prose.

P.S., Dick added this in his e-mail with the poem: “Don’t worry, the subject of this poem is purely fictional, not about anyone I know personally.


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Three Of Us At The Boston “New England Aquarium”, Sunday, May 22, 2016.

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The three of us went to Boston (Chinatown) on Sunday morning for Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl‘. The last time we had Dim Sum was February 22, 2016, on Chinese New Year. There was a discussion as to what we should do next. I wanted to go to the Science Museum since we haven’t been in at least 4 years. So did Devanee. Teischan wanted to go to the Aquarium. We had been in the last 3 years, but she tends to forget. But we acquiesced. It proved to be very rewarding. We used to have Membership and maybe we should again.

Teischan joined the club in taking pictures with her Android Tri mini-pad. That was cool. All 3 of us taking pictures. See below. We, as was a given, took in an i-Max too. ‘Humpback Whales’. Given that I have over 3oo images, not counting those taken by Devanee and Teischan, I will try and post some over the coming days.


China Pearl in Chinatown, Boston.

Our go to destination for Dim Sum.

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Teischan the latest photographer in the family.

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What the ‘Green Screen’ of the Aquarium shot looks like.

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Torsten Glaenzel An Exceptionally Brilliant Commercial Photographer.

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Another wonderful person I met ONLINE thanks to this blog. This is one of the joys of blogging like I do. You meet some really cool people.

Yesterday, Torsten left a ‘Like‘ and this comment ‘That looks great‘ against my “6 images for the day — December 3, 2015” post! Since I don’t (for reasons I have never understood) get many comments on my posts — though I average 700 HITS A DAY — I clicked on his blog. I was BLOWN AWAY.

To have Torsten saying my photos “looks great” is BEYOND a compliment. I am honored and humbled. THANK YOU, Torsten. You keep up the good work. I will TRY and learn from you.