Everything Else

In-camera double exposure

In-camera double exposure of my feet! (I was bored...)

Wine Swipe

And Then We Emptied The Bottle: "vertical swipe" of a wine bottle and glass, with the "dry brush" Photoshop filter applied in post-processing.


Photo of a small sculpture in my home, later post-processed to add grain, lighting effects and shadows.

Radial Dozer: Part of My Construction Art Series

Durham Boats

Replicas of Geo. Washington's Durham Boats used during his crossing of the Delaware River for the surprise attack on the Hessians during the Battle of Trenton on December 25 and 26, 1776.

Construction Art

On Break: Part of My Construction Art Series (and sold 3 from the series!)

Construction Art

On the Job: Part of My Construction Art Series


7 Responses to “Everything Else”

  1. All of your photos are wonderful to look at – you have a refreshing eye, and I can see why you call your website ThroughKarensEyes.com! I go to photography school and noticed your blog and website, so I’ll be coming back often, as incentive! keep up the great work Karen! when I go to classes today I’m going to show my instructor your site.

  2. I hope your framing and hanging your pictures! Especially that wine bottle and glass. And so many of your other pictures on this site. Add more!

  3. Geez you’re imaginative! Christine.

  4. That’s it! I HAVE to learn how to take better pictures! Will you travel 2,000 miles to Florida to give lessons? lol

  5. How did you get that wine bottle and glass to look like that? I tried to do that with one of my pictures in photoshop but nothing I did worked! Can you share your secret? It’s wicked awesome!

  6. Really cool pictures here! My favorite is the wine bottle and glass but I love all of them. But that’s another one that I have no idea how you did but it’s incredible!

  7. Thanks, everyone! To answer the Q’s about the wine bottle and glass, it’s a technique called a swipe. The shutter speed is set to relatively slow (in this case it was around 1/10 of a second), and the shutter release is depressed while moving the camera vertically, up or down, during the exposure, and continuing the movement until after the picture is taken (and starting the movement just before the shutter release is pressed). The same technique was used on trees in my Nature (Other) album. It’s not a photoshop technique; it’s all done in-camera. Takes a few tries to get the speed right, for the effect you want, and then it still may take a few tries to get the composition the way you want it. It’s fun!

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