500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA


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Last Saturday I led the 500px Global Photo Walk in Portsmouth, VA – my first photo walk in Hampton Roads.

I suppose I use “led” loosely as the only attendees for were me and my husband. Still, we had a great time and covered a lot more ground (i.e. more steps for the Fitbit) than we would have with a group.

We started by walking the waterfront along the Elizabeth River and then through the neighborhood and shops of Old Town Portsmouth.

For this photo walk I opted to go with a very simple camera configuration – just my trusty Canon 6D and 50mm f/1.8 lens. My goal was to do some street photography and capture photos of people, but the town was pretty quiet. Instead I ended up photographing images of architectural elements instead. Here are a few of my favorites:

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Lamp Post and Chains
Single exposure | 1/4000 sec at f/1.8 ISO 100 | Processed with Lightroom & Macphun’s Tonality CK

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Chain Rail Shadow Play on Path
Single exposure | 1/320 sec at f/7.1 ISO 100 | Processed with Lightroom & Macphun’s Tonality CK

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Lightship Portsmouth
Lightship Portsmouth | Single Exposure 1/320 sec at f/7.1 ISO 100 | Processed in Lightroom

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Lightship Portsmouth Sunburst
Lightship Portsmouth | Single Exposure 1/251 sec at f/7.1 ISO 100 | Processed in Lightroom

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | LOVE at the Marina
Single Exposure 1/4000 sec at f/1.8 ISO 100 | Processed in Lightroom

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Marina HDR
3-Exposure Handheld HDR | f/7.1 ISO 100 | Processed in Lightroom,  Aurora HDR 2017 (pre-release), & Photoshop

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Plant Growing on Pylon | Norfolk Cityscape Background
Single Exposure 1/640 sec at f/4 ISO 100 | Processed in Lightroom

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Pylon Water Refelction
Single exposure | 1/250 sec at f/7.1 ISO 100 | Processed with Lightroom & Macphun’s Tonality CK

 

500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA | Stairs and Railing Shadow Play
Single exposure | 1/320 sec at f/7.1 ISO 100 | Processed with Lightroom & Macphun’s Tonality CK

Photo walks are a great way to get out and explore a new area. Old Town Portsmouth is absolutely charming with so many interesting details to photograph. I hope to go back again soon!

I’ll also be leading the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk in Norfolk in a couple of weeks. I hope you’ll join me!

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