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Hello! I live in the Washington D.C. region and post photos from places I've been and things I've seen in the area, although occasionally from other places too. Thanks for visiting my page!

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    8 months ago
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    Joe Lightheart
      20th of September at 06:37


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      • Milos Jovanovic
        8 months ago
        Excellent shot, Joe! You nailed that focus perfectly! Lovely bright colors and compo. Fuji?
        • Joe Lightheart
          8 months ago
          Thank you very much, captainmilos! This was taken with the Nikon D750 and 105mm f/2.8G ED lens
      • Leigh Goessl
        8 months ago
        Fab shot and a neat find! The detail you've gotten on this fella is so crisp, beautiful.
        • Joe Lightheart
          8 months ago
          Thank you very much, Leigh! I appreciate you sharing my picture!
      • Daniel Ausec
        9 months ago
        such detail and great lighting Joe
        • Joe Lightheart
          9 months ago
          Thank you very much, Daniel. I set out during the day to take some pictures around town but only got out to my front yard and saw this one :)
      • Joe Lightheart
        9 months ago
        Thank you for sharing my picture, Olga N!
      • Dan
        9 months ago
        He looks so tiny ! :)
        • Joe Lightheart
          9 months ago
          He is tiny-like about 5 inches, but when it eats flies and mosquitos and roaches he looks like a giant monster!
      • Joe Lightheart
        10 months ago
        Thank you for sharing my picture, Jsvasquez1968
      • Andrew Nguyen Photos
        10 months ago
        wow, what a great pic!
      • Joe Lightheart
        10 months ago
        Thank you for sharing my picture, Jim Anglin!
      • Ruud van den Breevaart
        10 months ago
        Great picture!
      • Elenka Smilenova
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        10 months ago
        A fascinating picture.
      • vision
        10 months ago
        In service to the Queen! Great eye Joe.
      • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
        10 months ago
        Awww..he is a cute little one. He stands out nicely with the blurred flowers.
        • Joe Lightheart
          10 months ago
          Thank you very much, Joanne and thank you for sharing!
      • Olga N
        10 months ago
        Excellent
      • Foto Graphic Mayhem
        10 months ago
        ahhhhh, hes so cute!
      • ButchReinhart
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        10 months ago
        Great shot. I like watching these little guys hunt.
        • Joe Lightheart
          10 months ago
          Thank you Butch! I see them eating flies, mosquitos and roaches all the time. I think you have these in the south too.
      • sophiasb99
        10 months ago
        Love this little creature! Great detail!
      • Leigh Goessl
        10 months ago
        Great catch!
      • Michael Flick Photography
        10 months ago
        Your wildlife pix are really fantastic. Great colors and sharpness.
        • Joe Lightheart
          10 months ago
          Thank you very much, Michael. I set out to take some daylight pictures, but only got outside my front door when I spotted this :)
          • Michael Flick Photography
            10 months ago
            :) When I step outside my front door the only animals I see are some ants :-D
            • Joe Lightheart
              10 months ago
              Hehe-we have a lot of ants and roaches too, but we also have tiny little frogs that sit on the ant trail line and eat the ants as they walk by :)
              • Michael Flick Photography
                10 months ago
                Well, there are some animals who eat ants, too ... moles and some kinds of frogs, too :) but moles can't be seen normally and the other guys are not around the houses ...
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      8 months ago
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      Ontologys Dreamscape
        10th of November at 19:07


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        8 months ago
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        Joanne Collicott McGuigan
          30th of October at 23:29


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          • Joe Lightheart
            8 months ago
            I think they are like people and don't want to rush into winter :)
          • pogmomadra
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            8 months ago
            Lovely fall colours
          • Leigh Goessl
            8 months ago
            I love the subtle color with the hint of evergreen against that blurry dark background, nicely captured
          • vision
            8 months ago
            Very nice with the dark background.I like the placement in the frame.
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          8 months ago
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          Joanne Collicott McGuigan
            12th of November at 18:49


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            • vision
              8 months ago
              I like the height you chose to shoot from and the way that it places the houses on the horizon.I like the way that water and weather have shaped the driftwood.Nice shot Joanne.
            • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
              8 months ago
              Thanks for sharing Leigh :)
            • Olga N
              8 months ago
              Beautiful
            • Ruud van den Breevaart
              8 months ago
              At first sight I thought it was some kind of animal digging in the sand. It turn out to be a piece of driftwood. Well done!
            • Joe Lightheart
              8 months ago
              Beautiful colors and nicely composed with the curving shoreline
            • Milos Jovanovic
              8 months ago
              Nice find and nicely photographed.
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            8 months ago

            Washington Monument with clouds

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            • Ed Bayeng
              5 months ago
              Awesome cloud formations!
            • vision
              8 months ago
              The cool color is a great background behind the Monument.
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            • Joe Lightheart
              8 months ago
              wonderful clouds
              • Leigh Goessl
                8 months ago
                Thanks! Was very happy to see these that day.
            • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
              8 months ago
              Awesome clouds. I always like seeing the obelisk shape of the monument.
              • Leigh Goessl
                8 months ago
                Thank you Joanne :). I do too, I'm happy when I can see this and others with blue skies (often it's overcast when I'm downtown), but with puffy clouds, even better!
            • Olga N
              8 months ago
              Beautiful sky
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            Sun rising over the mountain - Shenandoah National Park

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            • vision
              8 months ago
              Nice feel for morning transmitted here.
            • Jsvasquez1986
              8 months ago
              good picture
            • Milos Jovanovic
              8 months ago
              I like it! It shows beautiful autumn colors.
            • Joe Lightheart
              8 months ago
              Beautiful colors
            • Peter Millar
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              8 months ago
              to get the starburst thing you have to squeeze the aperture down to f8 / f11 / f16 ... and none of that "I'm just a point and shoot kind of a gal" stuff
              • Leigh Goessl
                8 months ago
                Great, thanks for the tip! Now that I've found ISO and other settings, been working on using them. When I said "point and shoot" I was not only referring to me, but my camera. Turns out mine can do a lot more than thought. I just now found how I can change the current f3.5 setting and it looks like it will go to f6.4. Will try some of the other dial settings and see if different modes allow more flexibility. Thanks
            • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
              8 months ago
              Lovely catch Leigh. I like how the sun gently lightens the foreground.
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            8 months ago

            Virginia fall foliage - Shenandoah National Park

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            Joanne Collicott McGuigan
              9th of November at 01:23


              • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                8 months ago
                Thanks for sharing Leigh.
              • vision
                8 months ago
                I like the way the sunlight,t reflecting off of the building and the snow, is warming the image.Nice shot.
                • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                  8 months ago
                  Thanks Vision. My father was in WWII and many of his relatives. Some were injured and some didn’t return. I like to remember them and their sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today in our countries.
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              • pogmomadra
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                8 months ago
                Poignant
              • Joe Lightheart
                8 months ago
                sadly it seems people don't learn and history repeats it's self
                • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                  8 months ago
                  Yes, all one hears on the news is violence.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    8 months ago
                    you are right about the news. let us be aware that with our pictures of beautiful scenery, our furry friends, fruited trees and lovely nature we add beauty and sweetness to our world :)
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              8 months ago
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              ButchReinhart
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              • ButchReinhart
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                8 months ago
                enerirocks Thank you very much for sharing.
              • Peter Millar
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                8 months ago
                another vote for the presentation
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              • Gjesdal
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                8 months ago
                Lovely series!
              • Dylan Burgess
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                8 months ago
                My thoughts are exactly as others have said..good idea to present 4 images as a picture. Lovely little bird too B
                • ButchReinhart
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you very much. Great to have that feedback.
              • Leigh Goessl
                8 months ago
                This is lovely! I really like the way you put this together
                • ButchReinhart
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you very much for the kind words and thank you very much for sharing.
              • Joe Lightheart
                8 months ago
                Excellent idea in presenting 4 images in one rather than 4 separate pictures. Looks great!
                • ButchReinhart
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you very much. First time I tried to do that so am glad to get the feedback. I thought it was a nice scene but four individual photos nearly the same I thought was a bad idea. Now that I see how easy it was I might do that again.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    8 months ago
                    I noticed I spent quite a bit of time looking at each picture and the good thing is the pictures are large enough to be viewed. way better than looking at 4 separate and similar pics. It's really a great idea!
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              Dylan Burgess
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              8th of November at 13:45


              • pogmomadra
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                8 months ago
                Lovely to see swans back. Love the 'heart' pair catch
                • Dylan Burgess
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you Bev, was great to see some back on lake, fingers crossed they will stay
              • Olga N
                8 months ago
                So lovely
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              • Milos Jovanovic
                8 months ago
                Glad to see them happy and in love. Really glad! Nice one, Dylan!
                • Dylan Burgess
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you Milos and yes they do seem to be in love, a beautiful sight to behold
              • Joe Lightheart
                8 months ago
                Beautiful photo with nice colors and perfect timing! I recall the tragedy that unfolded in your pictures from earlier this year and am glad to see life goes on.
                • Dylan Burgess
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you Joe. Got my fingers crossed for these swans
              • Mark Doyle
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                8 months ago
                Nice timing
              • ButchReinhart
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                8 months ago
                Great shot. Beautiful.
                • Dylan Burgess
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                  8 months ago
                  Thank you Butch and for sharing. Really pleased to have Swans back on local lake
              • Arun Panakal
                8 months ago
                Lovely picture
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              8 months ago
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                  • Joe Lightheart
                    8 months ago
                    Thank you very much for liking and sharing so many of my pictures, zmajche! Appreciate you!
                  • vision
                    8 months ago
                    Beautiful composition.Perfect sun(star) burst.Love the color and texture of the foreground.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, vision! Appreciate it!
                  • Elenka Smilenova
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                    8 months ago
                    That is our light and warmth. This is very well captured in the picture
                  • Milos Jovanovic
                    8 months ago
                    Wonderful shot against the sun, Joe.
                  • bluedog photo. J.R. McClellan
                    8 months ago
                    Beautiful Joe.
                  • Ruud van den Breevaart
                    8 months ago
                    Great photo !!!!!!!!!
                  • Leigh Goessl
                    8 months ago
                    Perfect title : ). I just love everything about the details in this one.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, Leigh! I am amazed that when looking at the stars at night they are suns just like ours!
                  • Annette Ruch
                    8 months ago
                    The rays look like they're trying to squeeze right into the grass, every clump and blade. Beautiful and powerful and peaceful looking, all in one.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, Annette. Lucky for me the sun was low and the new blades of grass are delicate still.
                  • Marius Radu
                    8 months ago
                    That looks very nice ! I comment only for the sake of commenting :-) In PP I would have cropped a bit to bring the sun a bit lower and to the left, according to rule of thirds (even there's not an absolute rule). I feel it would have been a more powerful composition but is only an opinion.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, Marius! I appreciate your comments and feedback. My thinking was exactly the same as you described and I had it lower and left along the rule of thirds, but just off the right edge of the frame is a structure that I absolutely did not want to include in the picture. I was balanced on a fence straddling barbed wire in 2 meters of tall grass and was unable to get down and move as the sun was peeking over the clouds-not enough time to recompose. So I ended up with this as the sun is my main subject. Not the best or the worse :) Thanks again, appreciate it!
                  • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                    8 months ago
                    Another beautiful start to the day. I like how the grass is highlighted by the sun rays.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, Joanne. Thank you so much for sharing my picture!
                  • Denise Savage
                    8 months ago
                    Nice Joe!
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, Denise! Appreciated!
                  • Roberth Johansson
                    8 months ago
                    Beautifully soft colors Joe.
                  • ButchReinhart
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                    8 months ago
                    Beautiful. Great photo.
                  • Michael Flick Photography
                    8 months ago
                    Beautiful shot, Joe :) love the clouds :)
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you very much, Michael! Hope you are well and thanks for the tip on sharpening. It's a good thing the XT2 is so sharp, I've had to do almost zero sharpening in post-I'll try the NIK software.
                      • Michael Flick Photography
                        8 months ago
                        Thanks, Joe, I'm fine :) lots of work :) I changed my workflow after learning about that sharpening issue. I now use Lightroom to develop as I used to, just don't do the sharpening there. Then I transfer to Photoshop and use the NIK RAW Presharpener before I do the rest of the editing there. That really works fine and the results are better than before.
                        • Joe Lightheart
                          8 months ago
                          Glad to hear you are busy with work and are fine:) I've heard other people say they do not do sharpening in LR as well. I'm going to give your work flow a try. BTW did you upgrade to LR Classic or stay with LR CC?
                          • Michael Flick Photography
                            8 months ago
                            I always install the newest updates but encountered a little problem with the new version. Nobody could help with that, but it's ok now. I changed my workflow a bit :) no big deal. Looks like nobody else had that problem. Hope you're doing fine there :)
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                  8 months ago

                  Rainy day clothes pins

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                  • bodo_s
                    8 months ago
                    Great idea, great image!
                  • barbrad
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                    8 months ago
                    Shows great originality in using what you have on hand. Well-composed.
                  • ajvlundsten
                    8 months ago
                    Golden colors! Seems it has been reining everywhere for several weeks already - so boring & grey :(
                  • TomOswald
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                    8 months ago
                    That’s certainly a unique shot :)
                  • Annette Ruch
                    8 months ago
                    I love the colors.
                  • M H Photography
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                    8 months ago
                    Great image and lighting
                  • vision
                    8 months ago
                    Great eye Leigh.Very creative composition.
                  • Ungur Paul
                    8 months ago
                    Very nice shot. Keep up the god work
                  • pogmomadra
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                    8 months ago
                    Gorgeous light and colour, love the bokeh
                  • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                    8 months ago
                    Lovely diagonal lines and light.
                    • Leigh Goessl
                      8 months ago
                      Thanks so much Joanne, I'm glad to hear the placement of the pins worked. I had tried a few different things
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    8 months ago
                    beautiful colors and so nicely focused!
                  • Milos Jovanovic
                    8 months ago
                    Keep playing, Leigh! You're doing great!
                    • Leigh Goessl
                      8 months ago
                      Thanks so much Captain, appreciated!
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                  Leaf in sunrise.jpg

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                    • Philip_Tranter_Photography
                      8 months ago
                      A lovely photo Annette.
                    • Annette Ruch
                      8 months ago
                      Thank you for sharing this, Butch!
                    • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                      8 months ago
                      Beautiful flowers. Nice you can keep them a bit longer.
                      • Annette Ruch
                        8 months ago
                        Thank you, Joanne! In a vase for now, then in the pictures. :-)
                    • Stephan Kurda
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                      8 months ago
                      Lovely picture.
                    • Arin Suvra Das
                      8 months ago
                      beautiful flower....

                      and the photo also.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      8 months ago
                      Wow! Beautiful back light and wonderful colors and focusing! Beautifully photographed, Annette!
                      • Annette Ruch
                        8 months ago
                        Thank you, Joe! I'm working at learning patience. :-)
                        • Joe Lightheart
                          8 months ago
                          I think of you as a person with patience. People also say to me-you're not always right, you know. My dad recently told me to be patient with him, and I said I am trying and it's not easy because we were not raised with patience. He looks at me and says "don't blame us, you raised yourself-we weren't around!" Haha! I think that's really funny-my dad says funny things :)
                          • Annette Ruch
                            8 months ago
                            I sense a much bigger story behind that tidbit. ;-)
                    • ButchReinhart
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                      8 months ago
                      Lovely photo.
                    • Elenka Smilenova
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                      8 months ago
                      Just a splendor
                    • Olga N
                      8 months ago
                      So beautiful
                      • Annette Ruch
                        8 months ago
                        Thank you, Olga! Plain little flowers but pretty just the same.
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                    Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                      6th of November at 20:29


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                        8 months ago
                        Incredible shot. These days I'm a little busier and I have no time to visit you. I'm preparing my trip for two weeks to my homeland.
                      • vision
                        8 months ago
                        Great reflection! Wonderful image Joanne.Even their eyes seem noble.
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                            • hostessgerry
                              6 months ago
                              This is so happy!
                              • bodo_s
                                5 months ago
                                Thank you, Gerry!
                            • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                              8 months ago
                              Flowers with lovely colours and water drops.
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you, Joanne!
                                • bodo_s
                                  8 months ago
                                  Thank you very much for sharing!
                            • pogmomadra
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                              8 months ago
                              Gorgeous colours and droplets
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you, Bev!
                            • Leigh Goessl
                              8 months ago
                              Beautiful :)
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you very much for sharing, Leigh! 8=)
                            • Marius Radu
                              8 months ago
                              Nice match of colors :-)
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you, Marius!
                            • CarolDM
                              8 months ago
                              Stunning color!
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you, Carol!
                            • Joe Lightheart
                              8 months ago
                              crazy beautiful!
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thanks a lot, Joe!
                            • Elenka Smilenova
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                              8 months ago
                              Drops completely change the view of a picture.
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you, Elenka!
                            • ButchReinhart
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                              8 months ago
                              Lovely. Nicely done.
                              • bodo_s
                                8 months ago
                                Thanks a lot for sharing, Butch!
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                            Washington D.C. scene

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                            • Joe Lightheart
                              8 months ago
                              As your picture was loading and the sky and tower were being shown, my thoughts were perfectly expressed by vision's sentiments exactly. Nicely done!
                              • Leigh Goessl
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you Joe. This was just a random shot that I edited to make it darker than it was. Definitely a cloudy day but by tweaking the shadows and highlights, it changed the look of the photo
                            • vision
                              8 months ago
                              Great overcast day shot Leigh.The colors of the old building against the gray clouds is a nice mood setting tone.
                              • Leigh Goessl
                                8 months ago
                                Thank you vision, and for sharing my photo. This was just a random shot that I edited to make it darker than it was. Definitely a cloudy day but by tweaking the shadows and highlights, it gave it a different appearance
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                            • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
                              8 months ago
                              Great perspective giving a wide view of the tree lined street and fab architecture. Then leading the eye to the capital.
                              • Leigh Goessl
                                8 months ago
                                Thanks so much Joanne for your observations, appreciated
                            • ButchReinhart
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                              8 months ago
                              Beautiful shot. Nicely done.