Chrysler Museum of Art | Norfolk, VA


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Did you hear that?

Crickets…

Yeah, it’s been quiet around here photography/blog-wise. I haven’t had much opportunity to get out and shoot lately (or write). I’ve been busy doing military wife stuff, also known as getting ready to PCS (Permanent Change of Station).

We will be leaving beautiful San Diego and heading to the east coast – the Norfolk, VA area specifically. My time has been spent getting our condo ready to sell – touching up paint, cleaning, etc. By the end of the day, I’m exhausted and don’t have the energy or motivation to go out to shoot. It’s also been hot here – record breaking hot – and I wilt in the heat. (thank GOD for A/C).

Recently we spent nine days in the Norfolk area doing a bit of house-hunting and getting to know the area. We stayed with awesome friends, drove to North Carolina to meet up with my cousin and her family (best part of the trip!), met our east coast realtor face-to-face, and got a general sense of where we’d like to live. We even found a couple of potential properties, but it all depends on how fast we can sell our condo here in CA – hence my focus on getting the condo ready.

On our visit to Virginia, I didn’t take my big camera (or laptop)!!! Instead, I traveled light (for me) and settled for my iPad and Canon G1X. I only took a few photos and even fewer “artsy” photos. We didn’t do a whole lot of touristy stuff, but we did squeeze in a stop at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Arches, Shadows, & Sculptures | Chrysler Museum of Art | Norfolk, VA

To capture this shot, I braced my Canon G1X on a door jam and used auto-bracket to click off 3 exposures. I processed this HDR using Photo Merge in Lightroom, then hopped over to Photoshop. I also did a bit of noise reduction with Macphun’s Noiseless.

Once our condo is on the market I hope to have a bit more time to get out and enjoy San Diego! We only have a few months left here and I want to make the most of my time. Also, the weather is supposed to cool down in a couple of days and that will be simply wonderful!

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