Thursday, February 19, 2015
When taking this picture I was looking for a different view from this Iconic site. I liked the color contrast between the rocks in the foreground and the formations in the distance. Canyonlands is a very diverse park, with a different type of formation everywhere you turn. The park seems to have it all with canyons, arches, hoodoos, native american ruins, and big sky.
This was my favorite view in Arches National Park. The arches are beautiful, but Park Avenue formation just amazed me. We got there in time for sunset the first day, and the second day we had a terrible storm, which chased us out before we could really see to much of the park. Traveling on a tight schedule can lead to disappointment if mother nature does not cooperate.
Bryce Canyon is a very beautiful and unique park. There are amazing views at every turn and the park is set up very well to give access to most of the canyon by road and short walks. There are many trails through out the park to give you different perspectives. The rock formations are know as Hoodoos and they were formed by water and ice.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I fell in love with the colors at Yellowstone National Park, from the turquoise pools to the yellow and orange hot springs. Shortly before arriving at the park my camera took a spill snapping off my wide angle lens, fortunately the camera survived, the lens did not. During this trip to the park I was forced to use my long lens causing me to view the park a little differently that I would have with a wide angle lens.
This spring in Yellowstone really caught my eye, the colors, the contrast, and the trees the fell prey to the toxic minerals. The weather was beautiful this particular day, the light was great. I was surprised at the small number of people at many of the pull offs. I hope to publish a few more images of the park in the near future.
I loved this small church with the Grand Tetons in the background. The church is very quaint on the inside and has a large picture window behind the alter with an amazing view of the mountains. The church still holds services and I would like to have attended.
This is a view I could never tier of, the majesty of the mountains and the color of the water was amazing. To my disappointment I left us only one day to travel through this amazing place, I could have worn out the shutter on my camera in this park. There were a thousand places I wanted to set up my tripod, but no timer to do it, I will be back.
This Image is the typical view from this spot, I didn't want to be the only one not to put my tripod in the same spot as many famous photographers have. I can see why this angle is so popular, the way the arch frames the beautiful rock formations in the distance. I would like to be here at all different times of the day to capture the light that falls on this spot in the morning and at sunset. This particular day the light was very flat, so I tried to bring out the details and shadows a bit, in HDR.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Saturday, September 22, 2012
|This image was taken on Tioga Pass, north of Yosemite Park. The snow was falling, but I loved the view, so I tried a slow shutter speed to hide the snow. The single photo was adjusted in Photomatix and a slight adjustment in Photoshop.|
Friday, September 14, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Though impossible to see in this image, it was in the 30's with very high wind and sleet. This gave me an opportunity to use a trick I read about for protecting your camera. You use one of those cheap shower caps, that are in some hotel bathrooms. Take it and put it over the back of your camera and use a gum band to secure it to the front of the lens, you can still see in the view finder and work the controls. It was surprising how many people asked me where I got it.
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Hurricane Ridge;Olympic National Park;mountains;stormy sky
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
This image of Ruby Beach was taken on an very overcast day. I was pleasantly surprised by the color of the image, my white balance was on Auto at the time. If on the Olympic Peninsula, on the west coast, this spot is well worth the visit. I had an itinerary for this trip and could not spend near the time this beach deserved.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
This was a very cold, but beautiful morning at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. This image is a HDR photo made with 3 separate exposures. I do realize this is a little heavy handed, but I do like the effect on certain images. After merging the images in Photomatix, it required very little work.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
This was the second waterfalls we found in the Olympic National Park, and my favorite. I loved how the water took several paths down the side of the cliff. This park is the greenest place I've ever been, very beautiful, I could spend weeks hiking around this place looking for more spots like this.
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Water falls:Madison Creek;Rain forest;Olympic National Park:Madison Falls;beautiful spots
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Ruby Beach;Olympic National Park, Washington;HDR photography;Photomatix;Stormy Ocean
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Lake Tahoe, has a beautiful shore line, with mountain ridges, huge boulders, many types of evergreen, and the color of the water, it is a photographer's paradise. But as luck would have it, the weather was not with us on this visit and the sky and water took on a grey cast. So in a attempt to save the photographic part of the trip, I went with moody type shoots. This image attracted me because of the texture in the rock and the tunnel in the distance.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
|While traveling through the Olympic National Park we found information on a few water falls. Marymere Falls is a short drive from RT 101 near Crescent lake and then a 3/4 mile beautiful walk through lush forests.|
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Marymere Falls;Olympic National Park; nice short hike;rain forest
This view of Yosemite, from Tioga Pass. A late year snow storm was just starting to clear when we found this view. I had to wait a with about 150 other people for the falls to make an appearance, it lasted about 20 seconds and disappeared completely. Guess I got lucky.
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Yosemite;mountains;water falls;Yosemite Valley;passing storm
Monday, August 13, 2012
This picture of my Granddaughter was taken at a local park, and though I did like it, it was missing the mood I was hoping to create. A sepia layer was added and the image was desaturated slightly, to give it an timeless feel. Later I added a texture, created from a wall in my house. With PS5 burn tool the edges were darkened a bit, which gave it the feel I was originally looking for.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
This is Half Dome at Yosemite Park, it rises 4,737 feet above the valley floor. It is an amazing wall of granite with great tonal separation in the veins of the rock, that lends itself to black and white. I love B&W, but like many images of this trip I decided to leave them as I saw them.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
For those few, that follow my blog, I'm sorry to be away for as long as I have. The next several Images will be of trip to the northwest I took with my wife and son, California, Oregon, and Washington. This photo was taken while crossing Tioga Pass towards Yosemite. The snow let up long enough for me to set up the tripod and camera and take this image. I was drawn to this scene because the mountains in the background are almost black and white and are in contrast to the greens of the grasses in the foreground.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Art: Sunrise: natural wonder: inspiring:colors of fall; fall;grass, Buzzard Swamp
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|This is the second appearance this young lady has had on my blog, she is my favorite model and also my niece. I wanted to try a few things to draw attention to her eyes. The intention was not to be realistic, but to invoke a sense of mystery.|
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: eyes;post processing photos;cool;girl;green eyes;wall art
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: Las Vegas; Nevada; Mandalay Bay; night photography
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: children poses, Infant : baby; Infant photography; Baby photography
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Labels:photos:infant:southwest;landscape: HDR; Photomatix; canyon de Chelly; Arizona; Ruins;
Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Thursday, December 1, 2011