T.J. Powell | Photography: Blog http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T.J. Powell tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:35:00 GMT Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:35:00 GMT http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/img/s1/v56/u708523184-o738089505-50.jpg T.J. Powell | Photography: Blog http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog 120 120 Trip to Jungle Jim's International Market http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/trip-to-jungle-jims-international-market Earlier this month when visiting relatives in the Cincinnati Area we stopped at the Jungle Jim's International Market, overtime we are n the area we stop by.  It is a great place to browse and purchase unusual items.  

The following description is taken taken directly form their website.  

Jungle Jim’s International Market is more than a grocery store, it’s a destination! With more than 200,000 square feet of shopping space in each of our stores, there are over 150,000 products from which to choose.

In addition to all the grocery items, you’ll find store tours, food demonstrations and lots of fun and attractions for the whole family.

Our stores also offer more gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and conveniences than any other mega store in the region. Stop in for an hour or make a day of it. However you do it, shopping at Jungle Jim’s is an experience you won’t forget!

It is always a fun place to spend some time.  Of course, my photos are below :)  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/trip-to-jungle-jims-international-market Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:35:26 GMT
Summit County Metroparks - Daffodil Trail http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/summit-county-metroparks---daffodil-trail Over the weekend I made a trip to the Daffodil Trail in the Furnace Run Metro Park of the Summit County Metroparks.  The daffodils seem to have been past  peak, I believe that the unusual Winter/Spring caused them to not be as colorful and deathly as they usually are.  I was able to get a few photos.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Daffodil Flowers Summit County Metroparks http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/summit-county-metroparks---daffodil-trail Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:33:34 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Varsity Baseball vs Hudson Boys Varsity Baseball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/twinsburg-boys-varsity-baseball-vs-hudson-boys-varsity-baseball I shot baseball for the first time tonight at the Twinsburg Boys Varsity Baseball vs Hudson Boys Varsity Baseball Game. I arrived at the game late. I had to drop Andrew off at Soccer Practice. I found that the angles stink, the play is slow, nowhere good to stand, had to shoot through a fence, etc...... But I will give it another try smile emoticon My efforts tonight are in this album.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/twinsburg-boys-varsity-baseball-vs-hudson-boys-varsity-baseball Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:25:02 GMT
House of Wills http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/house-of-wills Today I went to the House of Wills in Cleveland, Ohio.  This was a photo trip organized on the FaceBook Group "Cool Photo Ops".  This was the first time I had shot and visited an "urban decay" site.  The building was in bad condition and falling apart, it was apparent that there had been some water damage and possible fire damage.  The walls were ripped apart and it appeared all of the copper pipes and electrical wires had been stolen.  It was a sad situation, it as obvious that this building was grand when at one time.  There were many viewing rooms and funeral meeting  rooms.  The main room when you walk in was a two story room that looked like it had been used for entertainment purposes with a stage, etc.  Check out the photos on this page and in the gallery.  Enjoy!

 

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/house-of-wills Sun, 17 Apr 2016 01:03:12 GMT
Beam Erection on ODOT SUM-271-1413L http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/beam-erection-on-odot-sum-271-1413lledge

For my day job I got to witness the Beam Erection on the ODOT SUM-271-1413L Structure in Macedonia, Ohio.  The Contractor was installing the beams on the Rear Abutment of the Southbound Structure on 271 over Norfolk Souther Railroad / Ledge Road / North Freeway Drive / South Freeway Drive.  Of course I took my camera and got some photos.  Enjoy them here or on the photo gallery.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/beam-erection-on-odot-sum-271-1413lledge Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:45:01 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Garfield Hts Varsity Basketball -- PLAYOFF GAME http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/3/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-garfield-hts-varsity-basketball----playoff-game Last night the Twinsburg Varsity Basketball Team went up against Garfield Hts in Solon.  This was a playoff game.  Twinsburg lost to Garfield Hts by a score of 78 to 50.

I was there to capture the action.  I have some of my favorite photos shown below.  

All of the photos can be found in this gallery.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Football Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg Student Section http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/3/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-garfield-hts-varsity-basketball----playoff-game Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:50:12 GMT
Project 365 - Februrary 2016 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/2/project-365---februrary-2016

I am through the 2nd month of the 4th year of the 365 Projects. This is my calendar of shots from Februrary.

I take at least a photo a day with my iPhone. I then post it to various locations on the internet. You can follow along on my website at http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/2016-365

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) project365 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/2/project-365---februrary-2016 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 01:06:38 GMT
Twinsburg TAB Middle School Wrestling Tournament http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/2/twinsburg-tab-middle-school-wrestling-tournament Over the weekend I had the opportunity to shoot the Twinsburg TAB Middle School Wrestling Tournament, this was the first time I shot any photos of wresting.  I was not sure what to expect.  This tournament had 37 schools represented, it was a crazy event.  I went on Friday night and shot some of the early matches.  I returned on Saturday night to shoot the finals.  The final standings can be found on this PAGE.  

Out of the 37 schools Twinsburg came in 4th and placed in the top 8 of 10 weight classes.

I look forward to shooting more wrestling in in the future.

The photos I took can be found in this ALBUM!

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Sports Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg TAB Middle School Wrestling Tournament wrestling http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/2/twinsburg-tab-middle-school-wrestling-tournament Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:37:30 GMT
Twinsburg Youth & Community Theatre – At the Corner of Broadway and Twinsburg http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/twinsburg-youth-community-theatre-at-the-corner-of-broadway-and-twinsburg

I spent the last few weeks shooting photos for the Twinsburg Youth & Community Theatre Production of “At the Corner of Broadway and Twinsburg“.   

The Performance Photos were difficult to take.  The lighting levels were changing constantly.  The light color was changing with every scene and often during a scene the colors of the light would change.  It took some manipulation with Adobe Photoshop in post processing to get the colors to look right by adjusting the White Balance.

We were also able to take a full cast photo before one of the performances.  there were about 170 people in the production.    Fortunately the Twinsburg High School Auditorium has a balcony and I was able to get the cast placed on the stage and then take the photo from the balcony.  The higher perspective allowed me be able to see all the faces.  The photo was placed into a border with a description as shown below for 8×10 or 16×20 printing.

You can view all the photos in this GALLERY on my website.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Theatre Theatrical Performance Twinsburg Youth & Community Theatre http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/twinsburg-youth-community-theatre-at-the-corner-of-broadway-and-twinsburg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:46:56 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball

I have shot three Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball Games since my last basketball post.  I have been bust and not put up a blog post with them.  and have not made a post about them.  The games that I shot are:

You can click on the link above and be taken to the game photos.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Football Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg Student Section http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball Sun, 10 Jan 2016 03:37:12 GMT
Favorite Sports Photos From 2015 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/favorite-sports-photos-from-2015

I went through my 2015 and picked out some of my sports photos.  This is a collection of Soccer, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Running, etc.

What are your thoughts?  Do you like these?  Do you like these?  Some of the people who have followed my photography suggested a few others but I had to draw the line somewhere.  Please let me know.  

You will find a slideshow below, or you can link directly to the photo album. Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/favorite-sports-photos-from-2015 Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:46:04 GMT
365 Project - 2015 Edition http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/365-project---2015-edition

On New Years Eve I completed my 365 Project for 2015. I started this on January 1st and I have taken at least one photo per day. This image is a college of the entire year. All of the photos were taken with the iPhone and I used the CollectPhotoApp ( http://collectphotoapp.com/ ) to keep track of my progress and make the calendars you see in the image here.

Through out the year I have also posted my progress on Facebook and Instagram. You can also see all of the photos I took in Hi-Res on my Photography Website at http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/2015-365 It has been enjoyable and I intend on keeping this going into 2014!

Happy New Year!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) 2015-365 365 365project http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/365-project---2015-edition Sat, 02 Jan 2016 19:39:31 GMT
Favorite Photos From 2015 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/favorite-photos-from-2015 I went through my 2015 and picked out some of my favorites.  I put together the photos you see below.  What are your thoughts?  Do you like these?  Do you not like these?  Please let me know.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/1/favorite-photos-from-2015 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 00:25:28 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Wadsworth Boys Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-wadsworth-boys-varsity-basketball On Tuesday night the Twinsburg Varsity Basketball Team went up against Wadsworth at home in Twinsburg.

I was there to capture the action.  I have some of my favorite photos shown below.  

All of the photos can be found in this gallery.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Football Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg Student Section http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-wadsworth-boys-varsity-basketball Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:47:55 GMT
Merry Christmas http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas

May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year.  Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) AuroraHDR Christmas Christmas Tree HDR Holiday http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:43:15 GMT
Blue Hen Falls at 11mm http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/blue-hen-falls-at-11mm I took this photo of Blue Hen Falls on 22 Nov 2015.  This was shot using the Canon 11-24mm f/4L US Ultra Wide Lens mounted on a Canon 5D Mark II Camera Body.   I was evaluating this lens and I absolutely loved it.  Unfortunately I no longer have it, I really wanted to keep it and not return it.  

This was shot at 11mm which is the widest setting.  This is a rectilinear lens and not a fisheye, so you are not going to see curvature of the image around the edges.

I was up under the overhang.  The angle and how wide this shot is looks fantastic.

I processed this photo with the new Macphun Aurora HDR Software.  I have found this to be the best HDR software I have used to date.  Very easy to use and easy to generate images that do not look like HDR and have the dynamic range that you are looking for.  

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) AuroraHDR Blue Hen Falls Bodies of Water CVNP Cuyahoga Valley National Park HDR Parks Waterfall http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/blue-hen-falls-at-11mm Fri, 18 Dec 2015 02:30:49 GMT
Twinsburg Girls Varsity Basketball vs Wadsworth Girls Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-girls-varsity-basketball-vs-wadsworth-girls-varsity-basketball Last night the Twinsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Team went up against Wadsworth at home in Twinsburg.

I was there to capture the action. 

All of the photos can be found in this gallery and the slideshow below.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Football Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg Student Section http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-girls-varsity-basketball-vs-wadsworth-girls-varsity-basketball Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Basketball vs Brecksville / Broadview Hts Boys Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-boys-basketball-vs-brecksville-/-broadview-hts-boys-basketball On Friday night the Twinsburg Varsity Basketball Team went up against Brecksville-Broadview Hts at home in Twinsburg.

I was there to capture the action.  I have some of my favorite photos shown below.  

All of the photos can be found in this gallery.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Football Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg Student Section http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-boys-basketball-vs-brecksville-/-broadview-hts-boys-basketball Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:15:00 GMT
Twinsburg Tigers Varsity Basketball vs North Royalton Bears Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-tigers-varsity-basketball-vs-north-royalton-bears-varsity-basketball On Friday night the Twinsburg Varsity Basketball Team went up against North Royalton at home in Twinsburg.

Twinsburg beat North Royalton at the buzzer.

I was there to capture the action.  I have some of my favorite photos shown below.  

All of the photos can be found in this gallery.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Football Twinsburg High School Sports Twinsburg Student Section http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/twinsburg-tigers-varsity-basketball-vs-north-royalton-bears-varsity-basketball Sun, 06 Dec 2015 14:40:22 GMT
Project 365 - November 2015 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-365---november-2015 I am through the 11th month of the 3rd year of the 365 Projects. This is my calendar of shots from November.

I take at least a photo a day with my iPhone. I then post it to various locations on the internet. You can follow along on my website at http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/2015-365

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) project365 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-365---november-2015 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 14:28:09 GMT