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Photographer's Note

I was going back in time looking at our trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the Beale St. Music Festival last year and found quite a few shots that I liked, but for some reason never uploaded. Probably because there were so many good ones that came from that short trip!

This event and the subsequent post-processing of the photos marked a turning point for me in my photography and here on TE. Before this trip and while I was preparing some of the uploads, I discovered I had a monitor issue - my uploads, while they looked fine to me, were too dark. (I have a Spyder now) Also, I learned a bit about over-processing, too, while trying to make my photos look better when there really was not that great a need to do so. I'm seeing that more often than not these days, too, so I am lightening up on the PS techniques a bit. Hopefully my images will look a bit better from now on.

This was captured on Beale St. the evening before the music festival started. There was certainly a lot to do and see, as you might notice from my travelogue. Beale St. is loaded with neon and blues and people and beer.I hand-held this one (I was fairly steady after a few of my own beers), a zoom-telephoto shot that sort of compresses a block of the neon on Beale.

I imported this from the NEF file to Photoshop, added a frame and a little saturation (because I like my colors saturated), re-sized for TE and sharpened slightly to compensate for the resizing. Very little post, I think it turned out well!

I have a time compression problem this week (what's different, huh?) but hope to be out and about a little today and tomorrow to catch up on everybody's recent uploads. Have a great Hump Day!

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