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: ā€œI take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.ā€

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Archive for the ‘Boat’ Category

Dragon Boat Races

Posted by blueheronbobcat on April 30, 2010

These photos were taken at a Dragon Boat competition in Tavares, Fl. I applied different effects to each photo, mostly different watercolor effects, and added the border. The Dragon Boat races are held each year in Tavares, but this was my first time attending. I was using an 18-200mm Nikon zoom lens, and I found that 200mm was just barely long enough to get the photos I wanted. Maybe next year I will have a 400mm or better to work with.


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Princess Cay Canoes

Posted by blueheronbobcat on April 26, 2010

This is a revised version of a photograph previously posted. Based on comments I received I took an HDR version of the photo and applied a watercolor effect to it. I also cropped it to get more focus on the canoes. I like it better this way. My wife says it looks like something you would see on a postcard. Iā€™m not sure if she is complimenting the photo or not. šŸ™‚

Cropped original with HDR effect and then Watercolor

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Preparations for a Relaxing Evening

Posted by blueheronbobcat on April 2, 2010

The red flowers against the silver coolers caught my eye as I was photographing at the annual Tavares Florida Antique Boat Festival. Now, if I had some cheese, crackers, ice, and sparkling grape juice (I don’t drink alcoholic beverages) I can just imagine a relaxing evening in the boat, watching the sunset from the middle of a local lake.

Flowers and Coolers

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