After a day that had me reflecting on the many things I have to be grateful for, I decided to journey down to tourist central in Santa Monica, the pier. Sometimes it’s a bit too crowded for my taste, but today I was really enjoying the diversity, the energy, the participants and spectators and just… Read More
(click through for more a couple more images) It has been HOT and HUMID this week! 90s with 80+% humidity on the coast in Southern California isn’t something I’ve had to grow accustomed to! However, it makes for warm waters and beautiful skies!
Last night was the junior / senior prom for my daughter. My first born, my little girl; the one who had me wrapped around her finger the day she was born and by the age of 2 realized she had me wrapped and by 3 knew that I knew! 🙂 She has such a fun… Read More
Today is day 2 of practice with Photoshop. Today I played with blending images. Today’s image is a blend of three bracketed shots (median exposure (base), overexposed for shadows, and under exposed for highlights). Images were brought into Photoshop where luminosity masks were used to blend the photos together (no Photomatix or other ‘HDR’ software… Read More
I’m starting to dive into the wonderful world of Photoshop. I was convinced that I would only use SOOC as I didn’t believe “processing” was part of the art. Then I started learning that the camera’s dynamic range is limited when comparing to that of the human eye, which adjusts based on contrast and for… Read More
Today I was going to head up to Paseo MiraMar and hike up in order to get the glorious panorama from downtown LA to the Santa Monica Bay and beyond. But, with no clouds in the sky, I figured the sky wouldn’t be very interesting. On my way, I noticed the kite surfers in the… Read More
Tonight while looking for opportunities to shoot, I was taken with the wind, the full moon, the hazy sky, and the general feel of the night. Therefore, I ended up in Venice Beach and like how my headlights were creating shadows and textures in the sand. So tonight’s image is a very simple, stripped down… Read More