Storm’s A-Comin’

Storm's A-Comin'

I went out to get some coffee one June afternoon and got caught in the rain on my way back, but not before seeing some people scurry for cover as the storm approached. :)

No, No, No

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I couldn’t resist this serendipitous bit of negativity as I waited for my wife to pick me up one afternoon.

Bike Echoes

Bike Echoes

I probably take more pictures at this bus stop than anywhere else, and publish practically none of them. Here’s some bike action (three, if you count the painted bike on the road) along Goodwin Avenue on a summer’s afternoon.

Brick Story

Brick Story

I almost missed this image; it was easy to miss on the shady side of a brick pillar, obscured by a tree branch. Snapseed’s red filter came through to bring out the text, just as the yellow filter helped some distant summer evening storm clouds.

A Crack In Time

A Crack In Time

I don’t know if this bench is the official Class of 1900 monument or not, but there are so many metaphors in the crack that goes through it that I’ll leave it up to you to pick your favorite one. :)

Summer Sixth

Today is the first day of the fall semester here on the Urbana campus, so I give you a flashback to the end of July, when things were much quieter. :)

Summer Sixth

Come This Way

Come This Way

Snapseed (Android/iOS) has gone from being a capable if somewhat toy-ish photo editor to a real professional tool, as long as you’re willing to edit JPEG. :) I’ve begun to use it for on-the-spot edits of smartphone images, such as this little bit of weather captured one evening while we were leaving the pool. The color filter simulations in its black-and-white plugin, which are derived from Silver Efex Pro, did a great job bringing out the drama in the clouds, along with the arrow on the street which seems to be beckoning the storm on.

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