|Dumont Dunes #3|
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
|Red Church, Iceland|
There are times when I get into thinking images always need to be sharp and have a full dynamic range - I might need to get over that....
I was able to process this image in a way that worked for me using Photoshop CS6 Beta, NIK Color EFX Pro4 and Lightroom4.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Dumont Dunes, Death Valley|
These dunes are new to me - first time there. I had heard about them so I sought them out last Sunday while cruising around the Death Valley area. It was love at first sight when I pulled up to these dunes - problem was they had been through a weekend of off-road vehicles chewing up the pristine sand. I decided to make a few images and see what I could do to turn the tracks into texture, which in the end I felt good about.
The areas in and around Las Vegas and Death Valley are ripe with imagery - well worth a trip if you are in the area...
Monday, March 26, 2012
|U, We, Wash, tecopa, California|
So yesterday I jumped in the car with a few cameras and headed out for the day to clear my head. The area just outside Las Vegas is really great for losing ones-self in a much more natural landscape so I headed out for Dumont Dunes. Little did I know that the dunes were located just outside of Death Valley. As many times as I have been to Death Valley I never traveled Route 127, and now that I have, it is on the list for another day of more extensive exploration.
The Dunes were really interesting but more suitable for a sunrise when there is less chance of tire tracks covering the sand from off road vehicles. I did, however manage to make a few images that will be processed on another day.
Today's post was located near a trailer park just outside of Tecopa, California, a small town that is home of the Tecopa Hot Springs. Usually I content aware out the wires but for this image I thought they they needed to be left as is....some sort of a last connection to civilization. Actually sights like this are not uncommon in this area of California....a surprise around every turn..
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|Badwater Basin Illustration|
Today it was 'Death Valley' and the image of Badwater Basin showed up. The good news about this type of day is I play around with processing outside of my normal workflow which usually leads to my learning a couple of new ways to process an image.
Monday, March 19, 2012
|Santa Monica Pier|
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|Ireland, Farm Buildings|
After importing the raw image it just did not live up to what my mind was telling me I saw at capture - I don't really like the word capture but can't think of another word at the moment. Frankly, I am of the mindset that one can vaguely remember the color, but not exactly like it was. - yes there are those who will say they can.
In the end the iamge seems to work being a bit more organic - I do prefer the detail in the less subtle color
The image below is right after import....
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland|
I can not get enough of Ireland....
Monday, March 12, 2012
|Drummer Kenny Aronoff|
Kenny has played with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Chickenfoot and so many others. He is also a session drummer and I am sure on more then a few albums or CD's in your collection. Check out the Kenny Aronoff website for more information.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
|Sunrise, Badwater Basin, Death Valley|
This image was made using a Phase P65+ on a Mamiya 645 - 80MM Schneider Lens.....Processed in Lightroom4 and PhotoshopCS5.
This image is part of a Death Valley Series I have been working on.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The image today is circa 1972. It sat in a shoebox grave for many years - I simply was unable to make the print I saw in my head....and then several years ago I got into Photoshop.....still took awhile to figure it out but I finally got this image to a place that resonated for me...Ha to move bit and pieces around inside the image but in the end was able to make the save....
|Original Tri-X Image|
The original was made using a Nikon F Series Camera and tri-x film moved into the digital world using an Imacon/Hasselblad scanner..