Category Archives: Landscape Photography

Savannah Waterfront Sunset

I joined some friends to photograph the Savannah waterfront at sunset a few days ago and found that my favorite shots actually came after sunset.  We arrived at the Hutchinson Island  location of the Westin Hotel and Savannah Convention Center shortly … Continue reading

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Foggy Cypress Tree

I was intrigued by an image of a cypress tree on our lagoon taken on a recent foggy morning, especially since it seems to render better in black and white tones than in color.  I have been trying different processing … Continue reading

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HDR using Photomatix

I reprocessed the files taken at midday from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, using Photomatix 4.  Rather than try the 32-bit file technology with processing in Lightroom, I went with the “default” settings in Photomatix and did the … Continue reading

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HDR Applications

I recently visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in midday sun with all the harsh contrast that goes with this lighting, and I wanted to get some good images even though the lighting was less than ideal.  Since … Continue reading

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Painting

One of the new features included in Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the oil painting filter which transforms a photograph into an oil painting look-alike.  The changes don’t actually involve oil paints or pigments, just simulated brush strokes which can be … Continue reading

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The Monet Effect

Recently I’ve been working with digital images that display what I call the “Monet Effect” because of the subtle rippling of the water surface which gives a painterly appearance to the reflected image.  The image appears to be somewhat out … Continue reading

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New Leaves

One of the striking things I noticed on the CNPA Foothills Outing on Saturday was the amount of color that was showing.  And most of the color was not from wildflowers, at least not yet.  Most of the color I … Continue reading

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Spring Stream Shots

April 14 provided my first opportunity to go on a CNPA photo outing since returning from Hilton Head, and I had been looking forward to seeing again some of the friends I had made in that organization.  We met at … Continue reading

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Reflections

The dancing reflections on the rippled surface of Heart Lake caught my fancy on Friday, and I spent some time trying to capture the effect in digital still images taken using my D300 camera and Nikkor 24-70mm zoom lens.  I … Continue reading

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Spring on the Cone Estate

I spent some time wandering the Bass Lake area yesterday, marveling at the spring colors and the new growth popping out everywhere.  People were everywhere, enjoying the sunshine and the warmth.  It seemed like one of those “perfect” days we … Continue reading

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