Downtown Suffolk

Feb 13, 2016 by

It was a bitterly cold day today. Despite the temperatures I took a ride out to Suffolk to do a quick photo walk. Suffolk is one of those towns whose heydays are behind it. There is a lot of decay, closed businesses, etc. The main business of Suffolk has always been peanuts and there are still two peanut operations. The main one is Planters, but Birdsong is another one that is almost as big. The downtown has been revitalized, with new stores, boutiques, and restaurants. The Convention Center on the river has been revitalized as well.

Here are a few photos I took today while out risking getting frostbitten. All of the photos that I took are on my Flickr page as well as my Tefftphotography.com page. I hope you enjoy them.

God Bless.

 

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Two great photography resources.

Apr 3, 2008 by

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Thomas Hawk’s blog turned me on to two great resources for photographers. The first resource is TWIP (This Week In Photography). TWIP is a web site with great articles about photography as well as a photography podcast along the lines TWIT (This Week In Tech), a favorite podcast of mine hosted by Leo Laporte. The other resource is a photography blog by Ryan Brenizer. Ryan’s blog covers a wide range of photography topics and has lots of Ryan’s great photos showcased as well. I will be visiting both sites regularly as well as Thomas Hawk’s site.

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Poor mans online photo editing software

Jan 9, 2008 by

If you are like me and take lots of digital photos you spend a lot of time in the post processing process. I currently use Adobe Lightroom for my photo editing and it works very well for me. I would like to use Photoshop CS3 but I cannot afford the high cost of the software. You could use Photoshop Elements instead but it still costs a lot. So if you need to edit some photos but can’t afford an expensive photo editing package, Picnik.com might be the ideal solution for you. Picnik offers free online photo editing that is fairly intuitive and easy to use. While it is not as powerful as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop CS3, it does offer the basic tools of photo editing. With Picnik you can choose from Auto-fix, rotate, crop, resize, exposure, colors, sharpen, and red-eye. For an extra $24.95 a year you get more advanced editing tools including the use of curves. Just upload your photos, edit them, and then save or share the finished product. You can also add effects, text, shapes, and do touch-ups. In fact Picnik offers almost every tool you will need to produce great photos from your raw images. One significant benefit of Picnik or any other online photo editing application is that you can edit your photos from any computer, whether at home or on the road. That is something I can’t do with Adobe Lightroom. Is this the future of photo editing? It sure looks promising to me.

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Photos of the week

Oct 9, 2007 by

In an attempt to learn new photographic techniques and practice them I am going to start posting some of my efforts on my blog. So I am starting a photos of the week, sort of along the lines of my favorite photographer Thomas Hawk. So here is my first effort. I am trying to improve the skill of seeing things from a different perspective. I am trying to find something of interest in seemingly ordinary circumstances. So borrowing my girlfriends Key West wooden chicken and some plants on the back porch I came up with this. From humble beginnings…..

roostercock crow


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Digital Photograhy Editing Software

Mar 4, 2007 by

I switched to digital photography several years ago and have really enjoyed the freedom and versatility that digital photography provides. But along with that freedom and versatility comes the burden of digitally editing the photographs. With film all you had to do was drop the film off at a processing facility and hope that what you got back was something close to what you expected. But with digital photography it is up to me to develop my photos which pretty much ensures that the results will be what I expect but at the cost of a lot of time spent in the processing. Thankfully there are many tools available to assist me in processing my photographs while at the same time making it as easy as possible in the least amount of time. With film photography the cost of film and development inhibited the number of photographs I was willing to take. With digital photography the only limiting factors are the processing time and the cost of printing the photographs. Of the two factors the processing time is the primary limiting factor.

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