Gettysburg Grunge

We went up to Gettysburg last night. Gettysburg is one of my least favorite places, because I have less than no interest in the Civil War, and really, Gettysburg is one big Civil War tourist trap. And yet, there we were. Before we go any further, I think that there's a law that requires anyone going to Gettysburg to take a picture of a cannon. So, to keep from being arrested or fined or something, here's a picture of a cannon. Gettysburg_May 31, 2014_02

Okay, with that out of the way, we wandered around looking for a couple of specific patches of battlefield. I know we found one; I'm not certain about the other. Anyway, I took a bunch of pictures, some of which almost qualified as photographs, and then I trashed them though Lightroom and OnOne Perfect Effects. Have a look at the results. As usual, click a thumbnail to see bigger pictures. But, you knew that...

Seriously, we did have a very nice time. It was a gorgeous evening, and a really nice night for a drive 'round the battlefield. We only collected two ticks and the odd mosquito bite.

As I mentioned at the top, I pre-processed all the pictures in Lightroom before subjecting them to my OnOne Perfect Effects torture. For those interested, here's the output from Lightroom.

Now, I'm off to clean up my hard drive before the laptop crashes completely....

Java Hafla and OnOne Fun

Last night was Java Hafla at Birdies, and as usual, I took some pictures. The "unaffected" ones are up on Facebook already, but I decided to have some fun and do some grungified versions using OnOne's Perfect Effects 8.5. (Click a thumbnail to view full size image)

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All images were made with the Fujifilm X10 camera with the EF-20 flash attached, and were pre-processed in Lightroom 5.4.