There’s a light at the end of the tunnel

. . . and it’s the moon. My telephoto lens needs repairs so all I had to take a picture of the super moon with was my 17-55mm lens. I propped it onto the tripod and went outside. And there were clouds everywhere. I was so disappointed. Until I realized the clouds add a lotContinue reading “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel”

Fall Dam

We came upon a dam in the twilight. It was actually pretty dark at this point in our shooting. I used several adjustment filters to adjust the different parts of the picture. I also adjusted some of the colors individually. I had to decrease the noise quite a bit since the original was so dark.Continue reading “Fall Dam”

Donkey’s Cross

Did you know there is a legend that explains the cross on the backs of donkeys? A donkey carried Christ into Jerusalem during the Passion, and since then donkeys have had crosses on their backs. The white one’s cute too, but I love the contrast of colors on the other two. The original photo wasContinue reading “Donkey’s Cross”

Cotton Clouds

When I was little, I thought that we could really sit on clouds. Did you? They would be so soft, and somehow we wouldn’t fall. I remember the deep disappointment when I was told that this wasn’t true. I don’t think I’ve completely gotten over that one. The original was a cell phone picture through the windshieldContinue reading “Cotton Clouds”

The Birds

Carmel River State Beach I love how the clouds help make the birds look a little 3D. I also love how deep the sky is. My horizon was off just a touch so I cropped to straighten that. I increased the contrast and clarity to give it more of an HDR look. I didn’t likeContinue reading “The Birds”

Iao Valley, shrouded in clouds

Iao Valley, during a summer afternoon rain. What I worked on with this picture was cloning man-made objects out. And rain spots on the lens. If you look at the original, you’ll see a parking lot with someone in a red top, a building on the left, a bare patch on the right (without muchContinue reading “Iao Valley, shrouded in clouds”