Visit to Ashton Villa in Galveston, TX
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
By Ken Maurice Kellogg, Sr
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While on our way to visit Ashton Villa in Galveston, TX, I thought I might document the travels.  So, I grabbed my Nikon D600 and 28mm f2.8 lens and jumped in the passenger seat.  Since Kristina (my wonderful wife) and Alex ( her ULTIMATE assistant) were conducting a site visit for an upcoming wedding, it made perfect sense to tag along and snap from my passenger window.  Now, it was HOT so I kept the window up and allowed the AC to do its job. 

 

Typically, when I shoot something in documentary mode, there is a standard setting I practice.  First, I'll switch the camera's Picture Control into Monochromatic mode; black and white.  Next, I switch the quality to Large, Fine JPEG mode.  Since it's a documentary, I won't need to delete much, if anything.  Finally, I look for amazingness to snap.  Most times, subjects with the most simplicity can attract me the most.  I practice capturing landscapes, people, settings...my overall environment. 

 

This is something you can do.  It's very easy, it just takes time to practice the settings.  Once you get the hang of it, you're on your way to street photography masterpiece level!

 

Here are a few of my snaps from our visit.  These snaps haven't been edited, they are straight out of the camera (SOOC) and are all components of natural light.

 

Enjoy!!!

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