Mike Hewitt

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  • This blog is mostly devoted to photography. I'm still learning, and each photograph I take teaches me more about how to do it better the next time.

    I like this quote by Jacques-Henri Lartigue: “I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.”

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Archive for June, 2010

Inside the Basilica of Saint Louis

Posted by blueheronbobcat on June 10, 2010

I like visiting different churches, but because of my religious upbringing I always feel a little uncomfortable walking around and photographing them. I feel that these buildings should be treated reverently. But as long as I show respect while I am there no one seems to mind. These three photos were taken inside the Basilica of Saint Louis, The King, while I was touring the downtown St. Louis area. I really love the soft blend of colors.


For I was an hungred...

Organ Loft


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City Worker

Posted by blueheronbobcat on June 7, 2010

I was recently touring the Saint Louis area and saw this city worker basking in the early morning sun under one of the beautiful arched bridges in the downtown area. I couldn’t resist taking this photograph.

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Miami Skyline

Posted by blueheronbobcat on June 6, 2010

I recently spent a few days in Miami and had a beautiful view of the city from my hotel room.  Although it was quite rainy each afternoon and evening, I was able to get a few good shots of the Miami skyline.  The first photo is one that was taken in the early evening.  The original photo was pretty but I applied a nighttime effect to it.  The second photo is a 3 shot HDR composite taken at night, and I did a pastel filter on it provided by NIK software.  So, to clarify a confusing explanation, the first photo is a daytime photo with a nighttime filter effect, and the second photo is a nighttime HDR composite that looks more like a daytime shot (except for the city lights which are illuminated).  Go figure….

Early evening shot with Night Time filter applied.

Nighttime HDR with pastel filter applied.

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