Spend a Weekend in a Hobbit Hole

We wanted to go someplace special and stumbled upon this video and that was all I needed to see. 

Hobbit’s Dream is an old farm in Fairfield, Virginia that has partially been converted into the Shire complete with a Hobbit hole expertly crafted into the side of a hill.  If you’ve watched the video, then you should know the plants have all filled in and the whole place looks more established now.  I was surprised to notice that the interior had been updated to make it even more Hobbity.

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How to Create a Ghostbusters Ghost Effect in Photoshop and Lightroom

Well, all the ghosts I photographed are now busted.  You can see their finished pictures here, here, here, and here.  So all that is left is to show you how I did it.  This will be an intermediate-level tutorial.  Anything I don’t spell out specifically – like how to cut someone out from a background – can easily be found in written or video form online.  However, if you are still struggling with something after you do a search, don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comment section below.

A special thanks to Film Riot for giving me the idea to do this when I watched this video.

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Blackrock Beach and Boneyard Beach Travel Guide

I’m not a big beach person but I recently saw this cool video and knew I needed to do a photo shoot at Big Talbot Island State Park.  Some of the resulting images are shown below.  The rest can be seen in this article where I took one of my favorite pictures of all time.  I’ve been to Little Talbot Island for various events (it’s probably the nicest beach in the Jacksonville area) but never made the extremely short drive north to see Big Talbot Island.

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