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The goal of Project 52 is to take a photo a week. This is an easier pace than the Project 365.
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Wow. A treasure, both the pitcher and the picture. I strive for that....

Is that your reflection?

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Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Wow. A treasure, both the pitcher and the picture. I strive for that....

Is that your reflection?

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Yep, you spotted me! I wondered if someone would. A self portrait.
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A mini Minnie. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
I marvel at the black tones.
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm
A mini Minnie. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
I marvel at the black tones.
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:D

The processing is just Lightroom, using the new Profiles section as a starting point. If you haven't fooled with it, you should. They work very differently than most presets, and seem to be meant as a starting point rather than a full recipe.
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Yes, Minnie I have. But I need to practice more, much more. Matt
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Wheel says Soft Light - A busy week and hurricane-induced rainy weather got in my way. Got this one just at sunset. Not much of a subject except the light and color. I'd have to give hints that there is a little cotton shack hiding in the trees, which means it ain't very good, but still has memories for me. It was a good place for hide and seek when I was little, or jumping on piles of cotton that were waiting to go to the gin by wagon. The farm foreman was utterly untrusting of motorized vehicles so all the work was done by mules and by hand as long as the farm was operative. Now it's a hay field instead of a cotton field.
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Shack is well hidden, Minnie; I can't see it even with your hint. Great memories of a rare childhood. In Brooklyn, we were dodging bullets and street fights. And cars driven by people who didn't want us playing stick ball in the streets. (Such language!).

Like the muted tones in the image. The grass reminds me of a photo I took yesterday morning while on the beach. Here 'tis. Matt
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Shack is well hidden, Minnie; I can't see it even with your hint. Great memories of a rare childhood. In Brooklyn, we were dodging bullets and street fights. And cars driven by people who didn't want us playing stick ball in the streets. (Such language!).

Like the muted tones in the image. The grass reminds me of a photo I took yesterday morning while on the beach. Here 'tis. Matt
That light on the grass in your shot is wonderful Matt. I love lit up grasses in late or early light!

We were far from idyllic down here - the south had lynchings and other terrible events, but not in this safe space. The old farm was a haven of gentleness and dependability, a stronghold against the world. Even though we had little, we didn't know it because it was enough, and peace prevailed. (The cotton shack is just to the right of the largest tree, with an errant bit of sun reflecting off the ruined tin roof.)
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I thought that might be it. Looked like a corrugated roof or gray siding. Couldn't be sure. Matt
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Leading Lines this week

I tried something weird involving multiple kinds of leading lines, and it didn't quite work out but it was fun anyway.

Shot with slow shutter on the trolley ride in NOLA this weekend.
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