Madison Indiana – Fall colours and summer temeratures.

We took a trip to Madison. It was 80 degrees and November! A little unexpected, but wonderful. We even sat outside eating ice-cream. Perfect really. Fall colors and summer temperatures. I wouldn’t say no. But the bright sun isn’t great for photography. So what do you do with all those harsh shadows? Black and white and crank up that contrast. These are all split tone, which I kinda like. Darkens the sky and brings out the highlights. Thanks for looking.

Cincinnati Zoo

A trip to Cincinnati Zoo.  In Winter. Not as crazy as it sounds.    For one thing, there was no one there.  Apart from the animals.  Apart from the monkeys who were on vacation.   It was a little more chilly than African animals expected, so some were huddled together.  We got there around 11am and stayed until about 5:30 so that we could check out the Festival of Lights.   Looked great, but didn’t photograph so well.   But here are a few shots of the Animals.

Michigan – B&W

Back home!  1000 miles in 4 days.  But well worth it.  And finally a real computer and Lightroom!  How I missed you.  I’ve posted a few photos while on our trip to Michigan, but now I’ve had time to play around in Lightroom.  I will post a colour gallery as well and maybe a few HDR, but here’s an entire gallery of black and whites for your viewing pleasure.

The Farmhouse

It was our anniversary.  11 years.  Gale and I often take little road trips around the back roads of Indiana.  Why take an express way when back roads can get you there in twice the time?  We headed down to Beanblossom in Brown County.  A nothing much town,  but it does have The Farmhouse.  A restaurant and nursery and antique barn.  Ripe for photographing.