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A partial skunking

This was the view I was treated to Saturday morning, for about ten minutes.  Of which eight were spent driving down the highway on my way to the park.  My morning plans had called for a sunrise outing, which didn’t work out quite as I’d hoped.  The conditions were right – some clouds, some fog […]


Simple Clicks – pink sunset

Admission time – I did some color adjustment to these photos. The sunset itself did have a soft pink quality to it, which didn’t quite come through in the original digital files. So while in ACR I went into the toning tab and added some pink to the highlights. I even pushed it farther than […]


Adobe’s Creative Cloud

The news about Adobe’s new Creative Cloud model is pretty much common knowledge now; there’s been plenty of posts about it on other sites. Some of those just reiterate the Adobe PR release and others take a personal stance. If you haven’t read much about this yet, I’ve linked to the highlights after the break. […]


Messin’ around in Photoshop

It’s been hot and I haven’t been out shooting images the way I should be.  Which means I’ve been bored, so to compensate I’ve been messing around in Photoshop more than I usually would.  My relationship with Photoshop is actually pretty minimal, as I do most of my editing in ACR and usually stick to […]


Some thoughts on perspectives

It occurs to me that I may have been geeking out on too much gear lately.  New cameras, new lenses, old lenses – it’s all fun, but it’s important to remember the art.  So I thought I’d change tracks and share a few thoughts on perspective. I struggle with perspective myself, trying to find new […]


Simple Clicks – Twilight HDR

After last week’s post on HDR, and especially my inability to fully grasp it, I decided to give it another try. Just before the observatory lecture began, I grabbed a 3-exposure bracketed shot from the parking lot, looking across to a small farm on the next hill. The plan had been to run it through […]


My thoughts on HDR

“] HDR photography has been around for several years now. In fact, I can remember when the rage started and everyone ran out and started shooting multiple bracketed exposures and posting garish, alien-looking landscapes complete with color artifacts and halos. This, naturally, sparked the expected controversy between the purists and the experimentalists, which continues to […]


Fakin’ It?

I grew up and took my first pictures in the film era. I developed film and made prints in an honest-to-God darkroom that reeked of chemical smells. Whatever “fixing” we did to film and prints was strictly manual. Yes, we did have some tools — filters and the like — but mostly, if it wasn’t […]


Adobe Bridge & Why it Works for Me

Compared to Lightroom, Adobe Bridge takes a lot of trash talk. As one big-name photographer put it, “It comes free with Photoshop. You get what you pay for.” And so this idea has disseminated down from the industry leaders, all the way to the hobbyist photographers, so that no matter what company I’m in, when […]


Review – VSCO Film Plugin

Maybe it’s just trendy right now, but for the past year or so I’ve seen a lot of photos processed to look like old film prints. Real film – I’m not talking about that lomography, hipster-matic stuff here. It’s a look I like, something about the depth of the colors, the contrast, sometimes even the […]


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