Tag Archives: outdoor

Filbert St. Nightshade

Just a favorite little spot, and a beautiful flower from there.

Filbert St. Steps in San Francisco. Ever heard of it? It’s the best secret spot there. Guaranteed to be tourist free most of the time, mainly because it is STEEP. But it’s once in a lifetime. A tropical secret path on the backside of the Coit Tower hill, kept up beautifully by the people who live off the pathway. Quiet, green, beautiful views… it’s got it all. I love it. Also absurdly romantic… But the best part is something I haven’t even seen, which is the flock of wild parrots (pet escapees for 40+ years) which lives on this hillside as well. So you have views of the Bay Bridge, the wharf area, Coit Tower, and beautiful, unimaginably tropical foliage and animals. All on a deserted San Francisco street. What’s not to love?

I’ll post a pic of the pathway soon… I was just so in love with this flower against the palms that I had to show it off.

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San Francisco Love… Bit of the Bridge

Being in San Francisco is such an utter joy for me. This trip, I found myself noticing a lot of random, abstract-type things around the city. You will see a lot of them come out in the near future, like this image. Just a subtle reminder of how much of the Golden Gate Bridge ISN’T in this photo…

see more at www.kelleybard.com. As always, thanks for visiting!

 


Wedding Photo-Off… which version do you like?

So, what do you think? different crops, images, processing… Up to you, really. Let me know your thoughts. I know that I think the out of focus B&W is my favorite. But all are enjoyable.

More at www.kelleybard.com. I’ll be gone for a few days but back bursting with new, exciting travel images and a new wedding in early Sept. So come back soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Setting The Scene- Wedding Photos and Reminder of Creative Commons Usage (my pic was used in a blog!)

 

I like photos that tell a story. In tonights editing spree, I decided to focus on photos that tell a story. These were the ones that stood out for me. I think background shots like these don’t have to be throwaways, if they are useful in moving the story along. Specifically for a photo book or album. I really like the bride and maid of honor holding hands, btw. Just seemed so sweet.

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**News**

Totally stoked! For the first time, I was asked if one of my photos could be used in someone’s blog. The person, from Singapore, used an earlier photo of mine to illustrate her story (see blog here). I was so honored! My photos are licensed Creative Commons Non-Commercial, so that gives usage rights as long as you attribute a photo back to me “Kelley Bard Photography” and to my website. Feel free to use my images for that if you wish, as well! And let me know, so I can push traffic your way, too. And so I can get this silly glowy feeling again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bride-A-Paloosa and Rough Wedding Workflow

Bride shots are done! Gorgeous, fun images (well, the bride is gorgeous… I guess it’s up to you to decide whether my photos do her justice!).

BTW, if anyone is interested in my workflow through the wedding process, it’s this:

(after wedding)

Bring photos into Lightroom.

Sort through my photos and assistant’s photos, categorizing them first (bride, groom, ceremony, dress, reception, cake eating, whatever is needed for your particular wedding). Then picking the best and flagging them in Lightroom.

Work on the flagged ones, finishing the bride, wedding party, groom, family, prep and ceremony photos completely; informal and reception photos cleaned up (color balance, etc) but not more than that.

Post all to site, in order of when they occurred during the day, and make a disk of the images so far.

Ask for changes, etc, and get an order when finished. Another disk.

Get a happy wedding couple!

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Mesa Verde.

 

I am lucky enough to live relatively close to Mesa Verde National Park. Such a gorgeous, interesting place in our world. A place where the structures were ABANDONED 700 years ago. Unheard of to have that kind of depth of history in America… almost anywhere. These were just some of the structures I visited on my most recent trip there. Hopefully it won’t be long before I go again.

 

 

 

 

 


Third Day! Wedding Madness.

 

I’m enjoying editing these so much! Tomorrow, though… non-wedding pics. I promise.

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