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Photography: To Catch A Moment in Time

Updated on January 12, 2012
Railroad tracks near my house. It was all gloomy and foggy!
Railroad tracks near my house. It was all gloomy and foggy! | Source

I love photography. I love cameras and film and just sitting for hours at the computer to look at what other people capture. A few years ago, I started using a digital camera. I would carry that thing with me everywhere I went. I think it paid off. I really like how you can take multiple pictures and don’t have to worry about wasting film - just delete what is unacceptable. Another perk is that I can play around with the photos in editing programs. Here are some that I’ve taken, edited, and enhanced. Sometimes I don’t know when to stop and I’ll tinker with the same photo for hours! Let me know what you think. Good or bad, I can take it!

One of my favorite places. I hope they never tear down this barn.
One of my favorite places. I hope they never tear down this barn. | Source
Took this one at a bank.
Took this one at a bank. | Source
Little barn has seen better days.
Little barn has seen better days. | Source
Pebbles after a good rain.
Pebbles after a good rain. | Source
Wet asphalt.
Wet asphalt. | Source
One misty and gloomy day at church.
One misty and gloomy day at church. | Source
Daffodils reaching for the sun.
Daffodils reaching for the sun. | Source
Rural decay. So sad, but beautiful in a way.
Rural decay. So sad, but beautiful in a way. | Source
Abandoned.
Abandoned. | Source
The little bucket that could.
The little bucket that could. | Source
Portrait of an old church.
Portrait of an old church. | Source

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What type of program are you using to get these photo effects? Really nice, by the way. You take some beautiful photos. Welcome to HubPages!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Peggy W: Thank you so much! I used a program called Nero PhotoSnap on these photos. One day I'd like to try Photoshop.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      These are lovely...no, not just lovely...also haunting and inspiring, especially, for me, the Abandoned and Rural Decay photos.

      Thank you for sharing your images and the creative process beneath them.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Sally's Trove: Thank you so much for your kind words!

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      These are great photos I like the daffodil especially the edging. How did you do that?

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      Christin Sander 5 years ago from Midwest

      Love the photos - I too have a love of taking photos, and manipulating them to make them artistic in Photoshop. Is that what you used? The photo effects are stunning. Your railroad track is almost identical to one I took and used in a ghost story I illustrated :) very nice photos!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Although I like them all, I think the first photo is my favorite. The substantial tree standing sentinel over the barn and the landscape is very striking--solid photo, yet moving.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      mljdgulley354: Thank you! I used a program called Nero Photosnap. It's very easy to use and not as expensive as Photoshop. Although, I hear that Photoshop has many more features.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      ChristinS: Thank you for the kind words! I don't have Photoshop, but I hope to try it one day. I work nights and I love how foggy and misty the early morning hours are sometimes. I was crossing the railroad tracks coming home and just stopped on the tracks to get this shot, but I wanted to make it look more mysterious and gloomy so I used Nero PhotoSnap to enhance a bit. I love that I get to see the sun come up in the morning because of my schedule!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      RTalloni: Thank you! I love that old barn and how it sits so proud on the hill. Like I said, I hope they don't have plans on tearing it down any time soon!

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you for sharing your work with us. These are beautiful. I love the abandon building ones as well as enjoy the fact that you photograph simple beauty around us! Since you keep your camera with you, have you considered doing a 365 project where you take a photo every day of something and post it to a blog or FB account? Your eyes for photographs would make that a wonderful blog to visit!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      EyesStraightAhead: Thank you so much! I have thought about doing a 365 project, but just haven't taken the plunge yet. I started a set of photos on Flickr a couple years ago entitled "One-a-Day", but I got sidetracked after a little while. I hope to try it again one day.

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      dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

      You have used some fantastic effects to create lovely photos.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      dobo700: Thank you!

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      RicoShae 5 years ago from Ballwin, mo

      Beautiful photos!

      You can really tell you have the eye of a photographer by how you capture the simple things that typical people might not find beauty in and make it beautiful :]

      Also, abandoned buildings are my favorite. There's so many stories left to be told about them and photography is a great way to do that!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      RicoShae: Thank you for the nice comment! Wouldn't you just love to go back in time to see who lived in those abandoned houses? I know I would!

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      RicoShae 5 years ago from Ballwin, mo

      Oh I would love to :] I'm always making little stories about the abandoned places I find in my head!

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      protechno 5 years ago

      Very Beautiful!

      The colored, black & white and shaded touch was just Amazing!

      You are a talented photographer!

      A picture is truly worth a thousand stanzas.

      Thanks for SHARING & Caring :)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      protechno: thanks for stopping by and the very nice comment!

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      elements8user 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow… what gorgeous images! Haunting yet beautiful. You definitely have a creative eye for detail. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      elements8user: Thank you for taking a look! I really appreciate your kind words!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      The vibrant colours of the daffodils is striking against the sepia and monochrome of the other photographs. Stunning.

      I don't get how people can just abandon whole buildings although I see plenty of them too? They must belong to someone?

      Great hub thanks.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      molometer, thanks for taking a look!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I am impressed! You have a wonderful eye for photography and I love what you have done with some of your pictures! Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more! Voted up, awesome and sharing! :)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      sgbrown, thank you! I was actually thinking about doing another photography hub today!

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      laziam 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for sharing this awesome hub! Looking forward to reading more tips and seeing a lot more pictures from you. I am into photography, too, but I must admit, I'm not as good as you... and far behind. :P

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      laziam, thank you for taking a look! I'm sure your photographs are wonderful! Keep at it!

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      joyathome 5 years ago from USA

      I liked "the little barn" and the sepia ones of abandoned buildings. Thank you for sharing your photography. :-) I also enjoy capturing places and moments in time through photography.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      joyathome, thank you for taking a look! I appreciate your comment!

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