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Images of Hampton Roads | Art Exhibition

Spiral Staircase | Old Cape Henry Lighthouse | Virginia Beach, VA | Black & White | Images of Hampton Roads

I’m honored that my photograph of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Spiral Staircase was chosen for display in the Images of Hampton Roads juried art exhibit at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach! I captured this photo in April of 2016 at f/4, 1/40 second, ISO 640. Initial edits and finishing touches were done in…

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Rosemont Vineyards | LaCrosse, VA

Rosemont Vineyards Winery Tasting Room | LaCrosse, VA

 A girls trip was just what I needed. After being cooped up in the house (it has been too darn hot to do anything outside) I jumped at the opportunity when a friend called and invited me on a day trip to visit a winery. We drove about two hours west of the Hampton Roads area…

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Summer Sunset | Pismo Beach, CA

Sunset at the Pismo Beach Pier

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Watching the sun set, especially whilst on the beach, is one of nature’s spectacular gifts. I was stoked to squeeze in an evening in Pismo Beach while I was in California. This particular night happened to be my last on the central coast. I struggled, having to constantly remind…

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Illuminate Your Images with Topaz Glow 2

Incense Smoke | Processed with Topaz Glow

Want to try something fun? Run a few of your photos through Topaz Glow. It can imbue your photographs with a subtle glow or turn it into an electrifying work of digital art. I haven’t used this software much, but every time I open it up it is pure fun. Case and point with this photo…

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NEW Aurora HDR 2017 – Arriving September 2016!

Edna Valley, CA Wine Country | Vineyard Fall Colors | Aurora HDR 2017

Big news for HDR lovers: Introducing Aurora HDR 2017! Aurora HDR 2017 will be launched September 29, 2016! If you are new to HDR you can read why I love Aurora here. 20 key improvements including: New batch processing New tools, including polarize filter & masking tool New presets by Trey Ratcliff and other recognized pros Updated…

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50% Off HDR + Video Filter Software

Yellow Vintage Car in Barn | Horseless Carriage | Sunny Acres | San Luis Obispo, CA

Important Update: The offer in this post has been extended through 7/24/16! Video Filter Software + HDR in One Amazing Bundle If your interests span both still photography and videography, this bundle is for you! For a limited time, Aurora HDR and CameraBag | Cinema have teamed up and are offering both products bundled together at a…

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Exploring Fort Monroe | Hampton, VA

Entering Fort Monroe | Hampton, VA

A couple of weeks ago the hubbie & I braved the heat and humidity to get out and explore a bit. We headed across the bay to Hampton, VA to check out Fort Monroe and the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse. Fort Monroe: A Brief History Fort Monroe’s location on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula between…

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How To Create Unique Works of Art with Topaz Impression

Stumpy Lake | Processed with Topaz Impression 2

Important Update: The offer in this post has expired, but you can use coupon code “angandrieux” to get 15% off all Topaz Labs software anytime! I wish I had Topaz Impression 10 years ago. My exploration of photography started out with a little 3 megapixel point and shoot with a terrible delay and no stabilization. I also have…

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5 Reasons Why On1 Photo 10 is THE BEST DEAL in Photo Processing

Before-After On1 Photo 10 Dynamic Contrast

It is no secret that I think On1 Photo 10 is pretty great. The more I use it, the more I love it! There are a lot of photo processing options out there but On1 makes it easy peasy. At its regular price it is a great deal for a super-powerful software package. However, right now you can snag On1…

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Swannanoa Palace | Decaying, Haunted, & AWESOME

Swannanoa Palace | Grand Entrance | Afton, VA

Welcome to Swannanoa Palace This Virginia mountaintop estate is breathtaking…or depending on your point of view, used to be. Swannanoa Palace, once the summer home of James & Sallie Mae Dooley, has fallen into disrepair, but is still open to visitors who want to wander its creaking, and rumored haunted, halls. This amazing mansion was built in…

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