On The Beach


On The Beach

The only photo I took on the night of July 4th that actually came out. Go figure. I wandered off to a little beach after dodging all of the usual fireworks-watching spots, which were packed. I ended up being invited to share a campfire by a group of four young men whom some would consider, shall we say, of the lower classes. They offered refreshment, chatted about various run-ins with the law and which cities are the most supportive of graffiti artists (just because I’m a middle-class white woman with a college degree doesn’t mean I can’t talk about graffiti), I told them a bit about archaeology and photography. Despite the differences in our social circles, for lack of a better term, we had a very nice time hanging out. Just a note to all the folks who are scared of people from different socioeconomic levels: we’re all human, and…

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Lightroom 4 Photo Fun – Durians Stack On Top Of Each Other


Correction:  How embarrassing, I took the image of Jackfruits below way back at Hong Kong supermarket in Norcross GA, and when I got to modify it with Lightroom 4 just recently and I called it Durians!  Sorry for a disappointment guys, but the images below are of Jackfruits!!!

Check these Durians out!  OK, you can make the comparison between the original and the same copy which was heavily modified by Lightroom 4 (i.e., photo editing software).  Which one do you like better?

The images above were taken and created by Vinh Nguyen.  You can reuse the images for all purposes, but you have to credit Vinh Nguyen for the images.  The images above contain the traditional copyright license which credits to Vinh Nguyen only, therefore you cannot redistribute the images above under creative common licenses.

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