Weekly Photo Challenge – Topic – Shine

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Beach sunrise on a beautiful summer’s morning

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Cee’s Compose Yourself – B/W Post Processing

In this lesson – Cee encouraged us to shoot in color and edit the file for b/w. I typically use Lightroom for most of my edits such as this and will use the presets as well. Here are the color and b/w versions of 4 photos

Weekly Photo Challenge – Water – Hurricane Matthew

We live in Chesapeake VA and were much more fortunate than some of our friends further south. Our home sits on a man made lake. In the 28 years we have been here – we have never seen this. The lake flowed into our yard and up to our back deck. The other pictures show the after effects of water and wind. We lost a beautiful maple tree. Only minor damage occurred and we are all fine. This storm was supposed to take a big turn away from our area – so I learned 2 things from this one. One – be prepared regardless of the predictions and two – buy flood insurance even if you are not in a flood zone. It could have been much worse. Hope everyone else is doing OK.

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