Welcome to the Wedding

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN AUGUST – YEAR 4.  The word is “connubial.”

Back in the day (not so long ago), we helped build a driveway Halloween haunt every year for the enjoyment of many neighborhood children (and from farther away when the word spread over the years).  The haunt of 2011 was probably the most ambitious and complex, telling a story of a jilted suitor, intrigue, murder, and lingering horror. The newly-wed couple posing in the photo below never left the wedding chapel, but graciously welcomed each guest.

This photo was taken on October 29, 2011.  Specs are:

Canon PowerShot SD770IS, ISO 80, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, 6.2 mm.

A Sinister View of Notre Dame

As part of our attempt to develop better photography skills, we have been exploring Adobe Lightroom and Google’s Silver Efex Pro. We had an image we took of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral with interesting architecture but little color and a flat sky, so we decided to convert the photo to black and white as an experiment. When we used split toning to make the highlights slightly blue and the shadows slightly amber, the result was positively creepy. Since Halloween is less than three weeks away (and today is Friday the 13th), we thought we’d post this sinister image of one of the most beautiful places on earth.

This photo was taken on September 19, 2016.  Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/5, 1/125 sec,  35mm-equivalent focal length 77mm.