Holy Toledo

Holy Toledo

My daughter is studding abroad in Spain this year. As she does, she takes some great photographs. I can hardly wait to go meet her this summer! As I look at the images, I see some suffer a little from poor weather and lighting conditions. That is the price you pay when you take a … Continue reading

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Submitted for your review, a picture of rolling hills with a storm rolling in. Lots of work in post on this one. For starters, this was another of the HDR Panorama sets. Only nine source images in this one, however. I also darkened the sky and lightened the ground using a layer mask to isolate … Continue reading

Seasonal Squash

Seasonal Squash

With my most favoritest of holidays, Halloween, just around the corner, I could not resist taking some pictures in the spirit of the season. This punkin patch has a vast array of bare incandescent lights that make it look surreal as you pass by. No big magic here. Just took the pictures hand held. The … Continue reading

Lazy Ripples

Lazy Ripples

Sometimes it’s just enough to have color and shape be the primary subject. This image bears little resemblance to what I saw when I took the picture. There were deep saturated colors, but the slow shutter speed gives a very plastic look to the water. Also, my eye focused more on the objects below the … Continue reading

HDR Sunset Panorama Take 2

HDR Sunset Panorama Take 2

Here is the second in a series of panoramas that I took in the Russian River wine country. This shot was about 30 minutes before the one from HDR Sunset – First Attempt. There are more light areas and the tone difference between the bright shots into the sun and the darker ones farther away … Continue reading

HDR Sunset – First Attempt

HDR Sunset – First Attempt

I’m not completely happy with this, but it is a technically challenging subject. This is a picture with an incredibly high dynamic range. Shadows on most of the landscape on the dark side and the setting sun on the other extreme. This is a compilation of 21 (7 HDR triples) images. It took a while … Continue reading

Longing for Texture

Longing for Texture

I read a post by fellow blogger Corey Frye called  On Enduring Texture and Lasting Hold. The topics Corey discusses have been bouncing around through my thoughts for about a day and a half now. So much so, that I came up with this: We humans are continually growing and changing, but also need connection … Continue reading

Shore in Sillhouette

Shore in Sillhouette

Silhouettes are quite powerful. Here is another of my favorites. This was taken about 20 minutes before sunrise in Lakeport which is a small town on Clearlake CA Nothing fancy. Long exposure, so I used the mode on camera that reduces sensor noise by taking two exposures. One with the shutter open and one with … Continue reading

Some Place Not to Throw Stones

Some Place Not to Throw Stones

Here is a panorama done from some stills from a point and shoot camera. It is some little museum my wife and I stumbled across in Paris. It is called the Louvre or something like that. I am pleased with the way it came out. Nice considering it was done with a camera with nothing … Continue reading

Bump on a Log

Bump on a Log

Overall, I like this picture of Lower Yosemite Falls, but the problem is, I wish the model on the log in the foreground actually occupied more of the foreground. I would also like to get some of the sky. This is the widest angle lens I have, which is why I didn’t get closer to … Continue reading