Posted in October 2012

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

Beware of Curve

Beware of Curve

The title to this post is a maxim from a sign common on the road here in California. It is also good advice when shooting digital photographs or dealing with photographs in post production. Getting the histogram correct as early as possible in the process is probably the most important thing in photography. Here is … Continue reading