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Brian Spencer
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Day Two
#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge

Better late than never. Another behind the scenes from me of my shoot at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee Wisconsin designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the five day challenge put before me by +Swee Oh

It was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's last projects, as he submitted the design in 1956 before he died in 1959. When the church was constructed in 1961, it broke from traditional Byzantine architecture but put traditional Orthodox symbols at its center, with the foundation built on the shape of the cross and a dome stretching over 100 feet across the ceiling.

I'd like to offer up the challenge to my friend +lane langmade. I know that this is busy times for you so don't feel obligated to accept the challenge. I just thought it would be fun like old times! (Heads up +Lynn Langmade, you're next)

The rules are simple: post one B&W photo a day for five days, use the hashtag #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  and tag one person to continue the challenge.
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Would love to see the final product!!!
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Moving Forward

Long exposure of some rocks in Lake Michigan located by the Wind Point Lighthouse in Racine Wisconsin. This is not the first shot taken with my new Formatt-Hitech Firecrest IRND 16 stop filter but it is the first one that I have processed so far. I have to say that I really love this filter. Absolutely no color cast at all!!


Camera: Sony SLT-A99V
Lens: 17-35mm
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 99 sec 
Aperture: f/13
ISO/Film: 100
Filter: Formatt-Hitech Firecrest IRND 16 stop ND filter

Processed with Adobe LR5 and Adobe PS CC using Topaz Labs BW Effects, Denoise, Detail and NIK Silver Efex Pro plugins

#minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré 

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)
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Thank you +Šárka Svobodová. I appreciate you having a look.
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Gateway

After a long break from photography, over a year now, I'm slowly trying to get back into it. It has taken me quite a bit of studying and practicing to try and get back all of the skills that I have lost over the past year.  This is the first photo that I have finished in over a year and a half. Hopefully I won't be away from photography that long ever again!!

The Gateway Arch is located in St. Louis, Missouri, at The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, the monument stands 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide at the base.

 
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It feels very good to get back to it +Barbara Youngleson!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughtful comment.
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Day One
#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge

Thanks to +Swee Oh for giving me this challenge. It might be just what I need to help me get back on track with my photography. I have been going through some hard times lately and have had to put my photography on the back burner. I have gotten out a few times to shoot but haven't had much opportunity to process any photos. My photo processing process takes quite a long time, too much time to be able to post five photos in five days, so I thought I would take this opportunity to show some behind the scene looks at what I've been shooting lately.

I would like to send the challenge to my friend +John Kosmopoulos.

The rules are simple: post one B&W photo a day for five days, use the hashtag and tag one person to continue the challenge.
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+Brian Spencer no rush just take your time to process and I look forward to see your masterpiece !!
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Caught somewhere in time-I

Photographing people as the subject in my photos is not really my forte but I have a few shots that I took nearly 2 years ago at Grand Central Station in NYC. I finally decided that I needed to process these. I have a couple more from here that I'm working on so keep your eyes open for the next one in the series.
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Beautiful, +Brian Spencer. I'd love to see more of these.
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