2014 Year in Review : One of My Favorites : Deep Creek Lake & Autumn Glory

Before the new year gets off to a roaring start,  I thought it would be fun to look back on some of the most viewed and most “liked” posts on this blog. I may also throw in a couple of my personal favorites such as today’s post.

For those of you who missed these posts the first time out,  I hope you will enjoy  them.  For those long timers  I hope you will enjoy taking a second look. Over the next week or so I will also be running new posts as warranted so please keep an eye on the ISBAA dailies.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made this blog a success. Please see more text and photos below.

This post below Deep Creek Lake Country Roads originally ran Oct. 27 2014 as part of a WP Weekly Photo Challenge titled “Cover Art.”
IMG_6648-0.JPG Autumn color in Western Maryland is among the best in the country. The Deep Creek Lake Area in Garrett County has been rated by several prominent national Web sites and magazines including Travel and Leisure as being the best place to go leaf peeping. The color makes for great cover art. (Please see more below)

I actually shot this photo while holding my camera out the sunroof of my car while traveling 20 miles per hour on a road that winds around the lake. Please note, I was not driving at the time and  I was holding on tightly to my camera strap and camera. 

Another outstanding feature about autumn  in the Deep Creek Lake area is while  there are a lot of visitors in the area things are spread out enough so you will not face the traffic and lines  similar to what you may encounter on the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway, which are also fantastic places to photograph fall color.

This graphic was created using a combination of the Camera + and Photoshop Touch iPad apps.

For more  fall scenes  shot in around Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, Md., please  check out America’s Best Color.

Note on iPad photo apps

I am not using iPhoto for iPad anymore as it does not work on IOS8.

Apple’s updated Photos app which allegedly replaced  iPhoto for iPad is a very poor substitute which currently does not  offer all the effects an options that iPhoto did. That  could be corrected later on, but for the time being beware, if you update to IOS8, the iPhoto app on your iPad is a goner.

 I am an Apple man, always have been and probably always will, but sometimes Apples does things that are  hard to understand, and eliminating iPhoto was one of those moves.  Camera + and Photoshop Touch remain as great photo apps and in my opinion are among the best and most intuitive apps to use. With the demise of iPhoto for Ipad, I would rank these two apps at the best out there right now. Both apps do not require you to sign up for online accounts and offer a lot without forcing you to  pay for  add ons. 

One good thing about the Apple iPad Photos app is  if you are limited by the effects that app offers, (and you will be,) tap the more icon on the lower right hand side of the screen and it will lead you to directly to other photo apps that you can do more with, including Camera + and Aferlight.

Interestingly enough, the app does not appear to offer direct links to Photoshop Touch or Lightroom for iPad, both Adobe products, hmm…

Thanks so much for dropping by, Rob

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