In the Shop

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on October 21st, 2017 by judy

In the shop

Inside the shop in Cuero where I take a lot of my recent old car photos. This one will be turned into a like-new (or even better?) Model A Ford.

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on September 29th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

Stopped for barbecue on the way from Rockport to Wimberley…

Fractured

Posted in Architecture, New England on August 21st, 2017 by judy

A little fun today. Today’s photo was taken from a car in Boston in 2013. It is reflections of buildings in a glass building, but being taken under circumstances I could not control, the original includes motion-blurred trees. I thought they detracted from the image and cropped and cleaned up to create the bottom image. But I’m not sure I dislike the blurred trees, which give context to the scene. What do you think?

Fractured-3

New gallery representation

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on August 19th, 2017 by judy

I am happy to announce that I am now represented by a gallery in Rockport, Texas. To see some of my work in the Rockport/Fulton area, visit Barbara at Yellow Rose Gallery, 209 South Austin Street in beautiful downtown Rockport.

Also: in Wimberley, Art on 12 and Bent Tree Gallery and
in New Braunfels, the New Braunfels Art League Gallery

nichollsphoto.com

Yellow-Rose-announcement

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on August 16th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

This is Texas Pride Barbecue, Adkins, TX. We intended to have some barbecue here after a stop to put more art work at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, but it turns out Texas Pride is closed on Monday. Not only was it closed, you can’t even take photos because of a big ugly fence and electric fence! Darn!
 
This gave me an opportunity to try out my new fisheye lens. Hanging over the fence but careful not to touch the electric wire, I took a few very wide angle shots. Of course I applied a few of my favorite effects. I also applied a little de-fisheye. Later I’ll probably work some textures into it, but for now, here’s a preview.
 
The lens is very interesting. I’ve moved from Sony and Olympus to entirely Olympus and I don’t have a fisheye lens any more. I didn’t want to spend a lot on one because I don’t use fisheye very often. So when I saw Olympus sells a $100 lens-cap fisheye lens (HUH?) and read the reviews, I decided to “splurge”. It seems sharp enough. It is not 180 degrees but I always found a true fisheye too wide anyway, so I thought I’d be happier with this and I am.

The Big Tree

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas Coastal Bend on August 6th, 2017 by judy

Big-Tree-in-IR-#2

The Big Tree, Goose Island State Park. I modified the tonality of this infrared image and prepared it to print on 16×20 canvas. Can’t wait to see how it comes out!

Crescent City Cigar Shop

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans on July 15th, 2017 by judy

Crescent-City-Cigar-Shop

Crescent City Cigar Shop, New Orleans 2017
 
See the new New Orleans photographs here:
http://nichollsphoto.com/album/New/index.html

Juxtaposition

Posted in New Orleans on July 14th, 2017 by judy

Window-Shopping-in-New-Orleans

Window Shopping in New Orleans

Brown Pelican

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 2nd, 2017 by judy

Pelican

A brown pelican at Goose Island State Park. We went to see the melee of pelicans fighting over fish guts at the fish cleaning station at the park. But here’s an individual…

The Big Tree

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 1st, 2017 by judy

Big Tree

We visited Goose Island State Park and the famous Big Tree. I must say it was a rather sad visit… It is said to be 1000 years old, but clearly the tree is not well and I think has declined since the last time we went there when I don’t remember thinking it looked ill. It doesn’t appear to have the normal amount of foliage. Over the years many branches have been cut off, and you can see the previously long branch on the left has been recently cut. So visit the Big Tree while you stlil can!