Category Archives: Landscape Photography

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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Broad Creek Marina

I checked out the Broad Creek Marina last week and found that there is a welcoming boardwalk which leads to the marina dock, giving access to an expanse of views along the marina and Broad Creek.  The boardwalk spans a … Continue reading

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Shelter Cove Community Park

I found Shelter Cove Community Park today and took a few photos while exploring the area.  There is a well-done Veterans’ Memorial in the park, with sloping ampitheater-like area which could easily be used for Veterans’ Day ceremonies.  (I wonder … Continue reading

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Clematis virginiana

In the summer the flowers of this perennial vine display a fringe of white pistils and stamens above four white sepals.  The vine drapes itself over nearby vegetation so it resembles a Virgin’s Bower, hence its name by which it is … Continue reading

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Reflections on Composition

Some of my favorite landscape features include water and leaf color, and I rarely pass up an opportunity to capture these features, especially when I find them together.  I found just such a combination at Sims Pond on October 12 … Continue reading

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