Monday, January 28, 2008

East Kern Valley

This was just a few miles down the road from the snow picture I posted previously.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Around the Bend

I'm not thrilled about how this turned out, but I really liked the detail in the rocks.


Friday, January 25, 2008


The Sun and Signs photo has turned up on an a blog in Austria, of all places. If you speak German, you'll be able to make sense of it. I used the Google translator and it's enough to figure out that the modification was part of a online thing called the "band meme."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Desert Castle Magic (revisited)

The first time I did this, it was HDR from three images. This time, just the primary exposure and Photoshop.

This was a sunrise shot. At the time, I couldn't see the sun, but it was already starting to make the clouds glow.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Tufa Sunset

Mike Byrne was kind enough to ask if I wanted to go out to the Trona Pinnacles late this afternoon. He wanted to catch the moonrise. It's not really my thing, but sunsets and sunrises at the Pinnacles can be sorta fantastic. We met Roger Moorehead there.

A bit windy and cold and the sky was far too clear for my tastes, but here's one.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sun and Signs

After finishing the lessons in Scott Kelby's "7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3", I had to go back and revisit some of my older stuff.

I started with this JPG image, adjusted the foreground using Camera RAW and then made another image in Camera RAW and adjusted the sky.

I merged the two images in Photoshop and then darkened the sky, lightened the foreground, desaturated the blues and yellows a tad, etc.

It's not remotely realistic. The sky is pretty dark for an image that's looking right at the sun.


184 x 184

I just finished going through Scott Kelby's book, 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Great book and the results using the images provided were nothing short of incredible.

Now for the challenging part. Figuring out when and how to use these tools on my own images.


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