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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I got back to work on building my long-neglected photo site today. And I hope I can keep going and get a base of work like I did here and just continue to build for years. I just looked and I have about 1200 images in it already but have a lot of other work to add.

Then comes the work of organizing, labels, the order of images and who knows, maybe putting some things up for sale. Of course, I’ll go back and do an edit and pull a few out. I should have finished this up earlier this year but as with all the projects I start, they just take some time.

I’ve fished off the green boat in Florida.
Photo by Mike Hartley.

It will also allow me to look at some items by category and I can start doing prints of my best work again. I got a fairly good printer, I should make use of the tools I have. Which reminds me I’m out to the supply store tomorrow.

Photo Editing – I was looking at a post on Photofocus about some software for sky replacement for Real Estate photographers recently. It raised something I feel I should clarify about my own photography. I don’t own sophisticated software for photo editing and if I did I wouldn’t use it to change an image in a way that changes the original scene. Bright/dark highlight/shadow corrections. Maybe a crop is what I do and you see. I guess that is from working around photojournalist.

If I ever manipulate an image in that way, it won’t say Photo by Mike Hartley it will say Illustration by Mike Hartley.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • No matter how many pictures I take, it’s never enough.
  • I haven’t had so much fun just clapping back and forth with a child in decades like I did today.
  • Sharing is important. Therefore I made a donation.
  • To be wealthy without money is a wonderful thing.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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