Greenville, South Carolina Photo

I am currently in Savannah, Georgia on a business trip.

Out of sheer luck (or, clever planning), I managed to be able to stay a non-working weekend (err, paid weekend with no work) in the great state of Georgia.

I have two relatives that live close by, so I decided to make a weekend trip out of it and pay them a visit.

One of my visits was to my Uncle Denton and Aunt Connie in Greenville, South Carolina.

Greenville is absolutely beyond beautiful, so I was more than willing to make the drive up to see them.

My Uncle Denton runs a Greenville site called Greenville Daily Photo, where he posts a photo a day of something to do with downtown Greenville (and sometimes beyond).

Back in my college days, I was really into photography (this was before digital photography really caught on). I gave up on it because it was too expensive and too much of a chore.

My Uncle let me play with his Nikon several times, and that sort of lured me back into what used to be my love of photography.

It wasn’t until everyone was sound asleep that I went outside and observed the construction near their dwelling. I grabbed his Nikon and did a couple of night shots.

The photo (see below) came about after several attempts, but I think it came out quite well.

The Photo

downtown-greenville.jpg

After seeing the resulting photo in all its glory, I was quite pleased. I have now convinced myself I want to get back into photography.

As great as I think this photo is, I think it could use some digital editing magic.

A Photoshop Contest?

Here is a full-size creative commons photo in all its glory.

Don’t be tricked by the word contest. There really are no winners. And there really is no prize.

But if you have some spare time, take the photo and see what you can do with it.

Please use your favorite image-hosting site and submit the link in the comments (beware, some comments will be moderated, but they will be approved in short order).

I look forward to any resulting alterations.

Thanks and take care.

5 Comments

  1. Sweet shot. The nice thing about digital cameras is that I can be a mediocre photographer but be able to take enough pictures that one is bound to turn out. 🙂

    Do you wish you hadn’t disposed of your slide scanner? 😀

    cetroyer

  2. No, I’m glad I did.

    Fortunately, I won’t have to deal with film or slides if I invest in a good camera.

  3. I gave up on photography too because of it being expensive.

    I miss it and I think it is great that something has pit a spark back into your interest. I am looking forward to brushing up on my photoshop skills.

  4. ya i agree great photo. there is a painting that reminds me of this photo it called the rock. i think it hangs in the art institute of Chicago. it shows the old and the new or at least rebuilding. it worth a look.

  5. Give as you see fit

    August 27, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Waitress friend told me she made $2.46 an hour. Table of 6 comes in regularly, they take 1 1/2 hours alone. Drinks, coffee, food. You have to put the order in at the computer for the cook to make and put out for you to take. You have to prepare the salads yourself. You have to make a tray of butter cups every shift. You have to roll the silverware at the end of shift. Sometimes they want another fork cause the kid dropped it. They want more napkins. Can I get ketchup. Can I get a salad instead of the fruit cup. Yes you can spend an hour and a half on one table even if they are only there an hour. $50.00 bill, guy tips. $2.00 dollars consistently (sadly a regular). Waitresses don’t just fight over who has to serve him, they refuse. Always the new gal who doesn’t know he’s pr–k that gets stuck. Basically, it should be illegal for establishment to expect you to wait on him. $2.00 divided into 1.5 = $1.33 an hour. Add that to $2.46 and you made $3.79 an hour to wait on him. That’s below minimum wage, and it’s illegal. Thank you to the manager who says “don’t come back”. He’s always smiling cause he just came from temple, and the pious fellow takes the family for lunch every Sunday. Morman religion calls there members in every year to balance the books on their tithing. Good old Mitt Romney was always talking about the 17 million he gave to charity, as if it had some bareing on his taxes. Sorry but Mormons in general are lousy tippers, and my friend worked as a waitress for a very, very short time at this place. Upscale places are different, you make more in tips. But shamefully I use to think if a waitress was serving four other tables while I was there and I tipped $4.00 on a $25.00 meal, then she made $16.00 in tips alone for about an hours work.

    Sorry if the Mormon reference offends some, guess that’s for another blog — living in salt lake, the resentment flares occasionally. As long as I’m at it (I’m agnostic), but deciding to read the bible from cover to cover — just to know the book people always quoted (I made it to page 18). In that short time it said, people are responsible for knowing where there donations go. I say if you want to give, get a $200 dollar gift card to penny’s or someplace to the family who sends their kids to school in tattered clothes. Throw your cousin Gary $100 bucks towards the clutch that went out in his car, just to make in a little less painful. Hell if your friend Milly wants to get the butt cheek underware cause she’s got a flat ass, make her day. The church probably owns the store she’ll buy them at anyway. The world would be a great place if we just all gave away are church money to friends in a crunch, strangers, and yes beggars. Can’t speak for all religions, but the Catholic Church owns a whole lot of churches that are empty every night, so why do so many homeless sleep in their cars (that ‘s if they are lucky). God owns those houses and I doubt he’d want folks sleeping on his doorstep. Catholic bought a lot of the property that nazis’s took from the Jews. Mormons just keep building temple with your money. They own Zcmi, Zion’s bank, the Marriott hotel chain and God knows what else. Here’s to charity. Spend your own tithing, the poor circulate money the quickest — that’ll raise tax revenue and create jobs. Remember cousin Gary, now he can afford to fix his car instead of taking the bus to work. Joe the mechanic keeps his job, and maybe he’s the one that wants to make Milly’s day by helping her get the butt cheek underware.

    Just to keep it all on subject, tip the waitress $50 bucks just cause she’s got a crappy job. Consider it your tithing.

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