Photo of the Day
Today we tried something new. I guess that I should say that I tried something new while everyone else did something that they normally do. For about five months now I have heard about this place at the Wabash Landing called All Fired Up. I was a little hesitant to go, but today was the day that we went. I think part of me did not want to go because I am not very artistic. That may sound weird coming from a guy with a photography blog I am sure. I just have never been very good at painting. Today I wanted to try and improve. I may share my project with you when we get it back in a week. The idea was good, but the execution of that idea may not have been the best. My mother used to paint ceramics when I was a child so I had an idea of what was good. Next week I will see what my vision turned into.
Once again I used Topaz Adjust 5 to give this picture a little extra pop. This time I used the Dramatic preset though to gain the effect that I desired. I have really fallen in love with this program if you haven’t already figured that out. Other than that no changes were made to this photo. It actually looked good on its own, but I had to play with Topaz a bit.
Now that July has started we can look back a bit at June. After five straight months of record setting site views I was bound for a letdown. June is the month that brought the letdown. It was a good month, and a couple of months ago I would have gladly taken it. After the awesome month I had in May though the numbers look pretty bad. I think that the photography is better overall. That kind of leaves me scratching my head as to why the numbers have gone down. With many more followers than in the past you would think that the numbers would keep going up. One thing that I can see is that the site views go up a lot more when I post a semi over the top HDR image. I have strayed from that a bit lately so maybe that is why the numbers have gone down. No matter what it is still great to see new followers everyday, and familiar faces in the comments section. I really do appreciate your support, and look forward to going forward with you as this project nears its completion.