Day 126 – Leo Carillo

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

Day 125 – Malibu Pier

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

Day 104 – Santa Monica Bay

Yesterday was a long day – a loved one went under the knife and at the end of the day, I drove down to Palisade Park to process.  It’s one of my favorite places to unwind – the bluff above PCH.  It was a chilly day (by Southern California standards; 62 degrees) and windy.  The… Read More

Day 82 – Malibu

Took the boys into Malibu tonight to enjoy the sunset.  I figured with daylight savings time, the extended daylight hours I would miss traffic.  I was wrong!  With the California Incline still closed, going down Chattaqua was tight.  We were originally going to head up to Leo Carillo to see the tide pools, cave and… Read More

Day 52 – Chillin’ Poolside

The kids got back from a church retreat this weekend up in the mountains and had a blast. Between devotional time, tubing, and building community, they really enjoyed themselves.  Thanks to Demetrius, Estella, the Hornak’s, and everyone else who volunteered to make it a successful weekend!  Upon our return, it was my niece’s birthday so… Read More