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Monday, May 30, 2011

Yosemite Valley

Just returned from a terrific photo workshop with Phil Hawkins (http://yosemitephotoworkshops.com) over Memorial Day. Phil is a great teacher and knows Yosemite like the back of his hand. He knows the all important matter......the light, when and how to capture it. This and the next 7 images were all taken with the iPhone 4, using True HDR to capture and Photoforge for minimal editing. Even Phil was amazed at the quality of these photos! As I develop images from my "real cameras". the Maxxum 7D DSLR and the Lumix LX5. I'll post them shortly. Enjoy, Jeff

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tulips in B&W

Originally yellow and red, I thought that this image taken with a Panasonic Lumix LX5 would look more dramatic in monochrome. I processed it first in Topaz Adjust- Charcoal- then Photoshop CS to create this slightly sepia toned flower image. Absent color, one can focus more on the flow of nature's design and tonalities. Enjoy, Jeff

Monday, May 9, 2011

Great Smoky Mountains

Originally, a color image taken years ago with a Canon G2 digicam. I am exploring further the artistic ability of using an iPad to further develop my images with the number of creative Apps available. This image was edited in Camera+, Photoforge and PS Express till I found the look that I liked. This is the joy of digital photography, that in a 20-30 minutes you can "develop" an image to your liking without chemicals and burning through expensive sheets of paper. Enjoy, Jeff

Sunday, May 8, 2011

HAIR- Let the Sunshine In!

Hair, The classic 1967 pro-peace, anti-war musical played at Proctor's theatre last night. At the show's end the audience is invited up to dance with the troupe and just have fun. Knowing this, I brought my Panasonic Lumix LX5, preset the exposure and caught this shot angling the camera over head! I had to fiddle around with the white balance in post processing even though I shot in RAW. There were multiple colored lights at various temperatures. I love the joy, emotion and shear freedom the shot represents. Enjoy, Jeff

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Great Light

Great light. That is what it is all about! Just shot this going to Procter's. This low horizon sunlight created warm tones. Coupled with the dark storm clouds creates the dynamic opposite that we look for. Shot with iPhone 4, using Camera+ App. Always have a camera with you. Enjoy, Jeff

Friday, May 6, 2011

HDR Albany, NY

True HDR App. Taken tonight in downtown Albany. Handheld iPhone .

Love it. Jeff