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Joe Frazee
Attended East Knox High School
Lived in Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Start of the Labor Day Weekend

Three day weekend! YES!
But does it have to rain and rain? Didn't we just leave this rainy weather pattern a few short weeks ago?

#corvette   #fourwheeledfriday   #carshow   #roscoevillage   #ohio   #automotivephotography  
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Who you calling hot???? Oh, yeah I forgot.. I do get those hot flashes ever so often... hahahahah
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Line Them Up!

I can't believe I don't scheduled a car show to go to this Labor Day weekend. But the following weekend, I have four car shows scheduled for the same day. I think there is something wrong with my calendar. LOL

#carshow   #corvette   #roscoevillage   #automotivephotography  
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That's a very cool line up...
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One Sharp Dressed Driver Needed

...For one sharp 1957 Chevy Belair. Nah, forget it, I'll drive it myself. LOL

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Prrrrety ride, sharp indeed.
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Orange Crush

Time for another Corvette shot from this summer's Corvettes at Roscoe Village car show.

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Thank you +Berlitz. Ae :)
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SPOILED SOCIAL MEDIA SNOBBY BRAT

Man I hate Facebook! Every time I go on Facebook, I feel like I am going back in time. It feels so old compared to Google+. I hate that I can't format the text like G+, hate the masthead being small, hate the single column, hate how my photos are displayed, hate that I can't divide "Friends" into groups (because they all are not "friends"), how come I can't "follow" someone until I ask them (confirm friendship), and I could go on and on and on and on and...

BUT, last night while I was briefly on Facebook, I started to wonder. Have I become a spoiled social media snobby brat? Has Google+ spoiled me to the point that I expect a lot from a social media site, or has Facebook turned its users into users with low expectations when it comes to the social media sites that they use? And what is it with this "Friend" stuff? I always find myself hesitating to "Friend" someone because I don't know if that means they can come over and borrow something or crash overnight at my apartment. Why is there no "Followers" circle or why can't I create a group and name it "The People Who You Want To Keep At Arms Length But No Closer"? I don't EVERYBODY think they are a "friend." And where is it that you can see how many people seen your Facebook page just like on Google+? Do I have to sleep Mark whats-his-name? Sigh.

Well, Google better not shutdown Google+ or I will be one pissed off spoiled social media snobby brat!
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+John Balboni Well, that is good isn't it? If you are trying to avoid them, you can say that you been too busy to check your Facebook page. ;)
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Goodbye Weekend

The last weekend of August is behind us.
Where did it go?

1964 Ford Fairlane photographed at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 10, 2014.

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+Baba Schmitz xmas cakes? Maybe if we don't mention them, they won't show up.

+John Balboni Think positive, think summer! And maybe summer will stay around.
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When in Athens, Eat Greek Food and drive Red Street Rods 

Okay, no we are not in Athens, Greece but in my town for today's subject which is this 1930 Ford Coupe and I am playing around with the pos-processing and trying a few different things! So let’s get started…

Post-processing:
Starting off in the Basic panel in Adobe Lightroom CC, I started with the following adjustments: Highlights -85, Shadows +63, Clarity +45 and Vibrance +30. And then next in the Detail panel, I changed the Sharpening Amount to 87. Now, let’s play…

Opening the photo into Adobe Photoshop CC as a Smart Object, first I made a copy of the original in the Layers panel. Then selecting the original in the Layers panel, I started off adding an Gradient Overlay effect using the Sepia-Selenium 2 gradient at 75% opacity with a blend mode of Overlay. Next, I added a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and changed the Saturation to -46 to take out some of the color from the photo. Next, I added a Gradient Fill adjustment layer using Sepia 4 gradient and changed the blend mode to Color, then used a mask to paint out the effect from being applied to the car. Then next, I added a Color Fill with a #877355 color and a blend mode of Overlay to warm of the photo. Next, I used a Curves adjustment layer with a mask to darkening (burn) certain small area of the car. Now selecting the copy I of the photo I made earlier, I added a Black & White adjustment layer using the Maximum Black preset to to help darken the photo a little. Then, I added a second Curves adjustment layer to add the vignette effect. And finally, added another Gradient Fill adjustment layer using Sepia 3 gradient to warm up the background.

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo I started with.

#beforeandafter   #postprocessing   #photoshop   #fourwheeledfriday   #transporttuesday   #carshow   #streetrod   #automotivephotography  
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Thanks +Joel Fletcher. It does help to start with t nice subject.
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Chinese Cup

Doing a little black and white using nothing but Adobe Lightroom CC with this shot I took at the Schnormeier Gardens outside Gambier, Ohio. This is the Chinese Cup Gardens which got its name as it is two cup-shaped gardens that were carved from a hillside. You are suppose to tell from viewing it from the other side. It is a nice private oriental style garden that is open four days out of the year to the public. 

Post-processing:
Okay, let’s get this started. First I merged three exposures together using Lightroom’s Merge to HDR to create a HDR photo to start with, and crop and straighten it. Heading into the Basic panel, I did my usual adjustments: Exposure -0.40, Highlights -4, Shadows +13, Whites +15, Blacks -15, and Clarity +41. BUT, I decided to try something different this time. I wanted this photo to be black and white but did not want to use the B&W Panel to do the conversion, instead I used the Saturation slider in the Basic Panel by desaturating the photo at -100. After that I continued to the Tone Curve panel and changed the Darks to -13 before heading to the Split Toning panel. There I made the following adjustments: Highlights Saturation at 7, and Shadows Saturation at 9. In the Effects panel, I added Grain at 15 and adjusted the Dehaze to +18.

Once that all was done, I then moved onto the Radial Tool to add a dark vignette around the structure. But this darken the structure itself too much for my taste and wanting to draw the viewer into the photo and add some dimension, I then grabbed the Adjustment Brush tool. With the brush, I brighten the sky a little (Exposure 0.55), then brighten the structure (Exposure 1.09 and Whites 24) to bring more attention to the subject. and finally, I added some Clarity (48) to sharpen the structure.

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo HDR photo I started with.

#beforeandafter   #postprocessing   #adobelightroom   #lightroom   #schnormeiergardens   #knoxcounty   #ohio   #monochromeworld   #googlecollections  
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I like this picture in black and white. So pretty.
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Look for the Big Red Beams

One way to find the Ariel Foundation Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is to look for the big red steel beams. This bent red painted beams are located at every entrance to the park. The beams were part of the old glass factory that stood where the south end of the park is.

Now with that info out of the way, I like to say that I love the recent weather. So what if it has been in the uppers 80s degrees, it is better than freezing my ass off like the past two winters. So, you not going to hear me complain about it being too hot, just give me an air conditioner and cool mornings or evenings in which I can get out and I am okay.

#arielfoundationpark   #mountvernon   #ohio   #discoverohio   #citypark  
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Wait! September is here!

Did I miss Summer?! It seem so short this time.
Maybe if I go back to bed and pull the bed sheets over my head, my bed will take me back in time when Summer began. Hey, they made a time machine out of an DeLorean and a hot tub, so why not a bed.

1962 Chevy Impala photographed during the Dan Emmett Festival car show on August 16, 2015.

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What happene in this car
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Just Put A Stamp On It

Shot from the local post office for #mailboxmonday .

+Mailbox Monday  #fromdownhere   #monochromemonday   #monochromeworld   #postoffice   #mountvernon   #ohio  
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+W. Cleve Barkdull Thank you my man!
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Have a Seat

Have a seat and enjoy the the peace and quiet.

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Amateur Photographer, Post-Processing, Prepress, & Whatever
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I work in prepress for a small printshop in Central Ohio using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat. 

Photography is my main hobby for now and I enjoy photographing classic cars, historic old buildings, landscape, and whatever catches my eye. Software I use for my photography post-processing include Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, OnOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite, Nik Software's Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro. Also, I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

Please checkout more of my photography and purchase prints from my SmugMug page.

Also, I have a few photos on my NAPP Portfolio page.

RULES Pertaining to my Photos:
Rule No.1
If you like to share my photos here on G+, there are three ways. First is the share button on bottom of the post (under the photo). Second is the Link to Post option in the Options Menu in the upper right corner (this is great if you want to share the post outside of G+ or email it to someone). And third, you can click on the Share in the photo viewer or whatever it is called when you go to view the photo in a larger view. The reason I ask that you use these options is so that people can see who's photo it is and where the original is located.

Rule No.2
I have no problem if you download any of my photos here on G+ to use as a desktop background on your computer, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android Tablet. All I ask is that you don't go download crazy, but it does bring a smile to my face knowing that people like my photos enough that they want to see it on their desktop everyday.

Rule No.3
When it comes to prints like a picture on the wall, I do have photos on my SmugMug (http://jfphoto65.smugmug.com/) that you can purchase. But I do not have a problem if you print one out on that little printer you bought from Walmart and put in a little cheap frame also bought from Walmart as the photos here are not top high resolution for top quality printing. And again don't go print crazy, I would prefer you buy prints from through my SmugMug page and the money would go towards someone, that being me, who makes little for working at a small printshop.

Rule No.4
To wrap up, all I am asking is that you do not claim that my photos are yours or post them, print them, or share them in a way that would give others the idea that the photo is your property or that you took the photo. Keep in mind that I have the original RAW files and the original processed files. Also, I prefer you do not make a profit on my photos, you know, sell them, make prints and sell them on street corners, etc. Since I put the work into the photo, I should be the one making a profit, it's that simple. Let me state that I am into the photography not to get rich (but it wouldn't hurt), but as a creative outlet or hobby for me.

My favorite subjects to photograph:
-cars (especially classic ones)
-buildings (especially old ones)
-cityscape/townscape
-some landscape
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The most boring person you will be following. ;)
Education
  • East Knox High School
    1983
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