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Waterloo Village

7D-1958-Edit.jpg by victry1
7D-1958-Edit.jpg, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

I go on occasion to Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ. It’s an abandoned historical village, but is still available to walk through. Most of the buildings are run down, though there is an active Methodist church on the property.

Each season hs its good points, though I think fall is my favorite and early spring not so much.

I like to bring the dogs there cause they can at least get a few minutes in to run and let off steam.



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A Furry Model

We have monthly photography workshops in our town hosted by a former film photographer and teacher.  Several times a year he sets up studio lights and backgrounds and we are all invited to bring a model to shoot.  One lady brings her handsome champion miniature collie to pose.  Dante sure knows how to ham it up, too!  And, he is probably the best behaved model there.

I edited with Topaz Simplify 4 (love it!) and added a texture from the Odds and Ends texture set by Shadowhouse Creations.

Angel’s Beauty

Beauty-buz by victry1
Beauty-buz, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

Angel’s Beauty is her kennel name and she fits it well.

I upgraded to Topaz Simplify 4 today. When I came across this photo, which is about 2 years old, I knew that Simplify 4 would be just the right touch. It’s a decent photo to start with, but Simplify took it up a notch.

Thanks for looking!

Navy Pier at Dusk From the boat

We were recently in Chicago for my son’s wedding which was truly a wonderful affair. I still call it more of an experience than a wedding.

Chicago is such a great place for taking photographs. There’s so many things and people to see-a good variety of both. My niece and I jumped on a tour boat – BTW, DON’T believe the posted signs, it cost us quite a bit more than what the sign said. Anyway, I got quite a few nice cityscapes from the boat but have not had a chance to go through them except for briefly.

This was Navy Pier as we were sailing away and night was falling. I used Topaz Adjust 5 and the frame is by OnOne Essentials.

Odie loves Topaz B&W!

odie topaz2 by victry1
odie topaz2, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

Fooling around with my G12 today so I’m not caught with my pants down when I want to grab a shot. This picture came out really nice, but, being addicted to PSE and Topaz Plug ins, I couldn’t resist running the photo through Topaz B&W effects. I love the results (& I’m sure Odie does too). 🙂

Lost Treasures

I was going through some of my old photos searching for something I didn’t find.  But, I stumbled upon this shot of Ginger and thought “How did I ever miss this?” .  IMO, it’s one of the nicest ones.  It was taken with a Canon Powershot S5 IS. I loved that little camera.  Unfortunately, I do not have it anymore. We were just hanging out in the kitchen and I had to crop and frame in order to remove my son’s foot from the photo. It can be challenging when I have an impromptu opportunity for a shot not to have something distracting in there.

I applied the Clarity filter from Topaz Adjust, but the original was very nice also.

with Topaz Adjust applied

Original photo-no adjustments:

At least my son's socks are clean!