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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ventnor at Dusk

True HDR is my go to camera on the iPhone for landscape photography.  Very easy to use in semi manual mode, you simply pick on e exposure point for a bright part of the scene.  I chose the large white cloud.  Then a second point for the darker part.  I chose the shadow base of the right fence.  The App then takes two images, one for the highlights, one for the shadows and merges them.  I added a little warmth and contrast to complete the image.  Also, I used the Photojojo wide angle lens to increase the field of view.  With True HDR, A tripod is ideal.  as I did not have one I used a fence post to steady the iPhone while the two images were taken.  Enjoy, Jeff

The Revel

One of Atlantic City's newest casinos, this structure is great to photograph. It reminds me of the Guggenheim in its glass design. This was shot on an iPhone 4 using 645 PRO and then edited in Snapseed to a B&W image. Enjoy, Jeff

Friday, September 28, 2012

White Birch Pond

Another view. Tiff image Shot with iPhone 4, 645 PRO and edited in Photoforge and Snapseed. Enjoy , Jeff

Thursday, September 27, 2012

White Birch Pond Fall 2012 with 645 PRO

Back to White Birch Pond with the Pentax 67II and iPhone 4 using 645 PRO, TIFF with 85A Warming Filter.  Digital Image edited in Photoshop, Noise NInja and IPhoto.  Enjoy, Jeff


Monday, September 24, 2012

Re: The Balloon Fest

Beautiful photographs, Jeff. Like the bright colors. 
Thank you for sharing it. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Adirondack Balloon Fest

My friend Julie from the Photo Club was right.  Once they start lifting off, they all do.  Wow, what an experience!  I got up at 330 this AM and got to Queensbury at 5 AM, thus no traffic or delay issues.  It was fun talking to the balloonists about their craft.  As it was overcast and cloudy I could not get those rising sun, blue sky balloon shots.  Sometimes "available light" means just that.  If you want to shoot,  you use the light that is available!  I looked for backlighting and proximity compositions.  Most of these were shot with a Fuji X10, the last two with a Maxxum 7D using a Tamrom 11-18 lens.  All the images were edited in iPhoto to boost color and clarity.  Enjoy, Jeff



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Larkfest 2012



















Today was Larkfest, a fall rite of passage for Albany's young.  These shots capture the excitement and fun of this day.  All shot with the Fuji X10 in Aperture Priority at 4.5, Auto ISO 400.  Enjoy, Jeff


White Birch Lake

Shot these two scenes this AM about 40 minutes apart. Used the big Pentax so we will see how the negs come out

These were shot with the iPhone and True HDR

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Image created with Snapseed and Slowshutter

Same trees, just a different way of seeing. The joy of photography is being present and open to the images that await your capture and interpretation

Enjoy, Jeff

Dream Trees

Relaxing on our back deck, I awoke to this view of our Locust trees and filtered sunlight I used True HDR and then Snapseed to create this interpretation of my vision. Shot with iPhone 4. Enjoy, Jeff

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gathering of the Tribes Hosted by the Bear Clan


Fill Flash used.




 Brown Farm in East Greenbush is the site for the Bear Clan Pow Wow this weekend.  What a great photo opportunity!  I used a Fuji X10.  For the dancers I added a polarizing filter to stop down the light allowing me a 1/40 sec exposure to create a little blur.

Jean in Vermont

Walking through a small village near Sugarbush I found Jean. Sitting on her porch I engaged her and she permitted me to photograph her....to a point. At this image she said "alright , that's enough buster!"

This AM I combined the original color image with a sketched one created with the new Art of Sketch App. I put them together in Blender using Hard Light blend. Enjoy Jeff

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Coke Relieves Fatigue

Coca-cola really relieved fatigue prior to 1904 when the "happy " ingredients were caffeine and cocaine! This signage is on Broadway, Schenectady, NY.  This shot was done with the iPhone 4 at sunset using True HDR and several further filters within the App.
Enjoy Jeff

Monday, September 3, 2012

Landscape Composition

Whenever I try to create a landscape, I look for a leading element to catch the eye and then let you wander through the foreground, mid portion and then the distant part of the image.  I used the rule of thirds to place the tree and then composed with the 28mm setting on the Fuji X10.  Three bracketed shots were used and I chose the -1 stop image for its richness. A Circular Polarizer was used as well. In iPhoto I adjusted the exposure, shadows and definition to get the result I wanted.  Enjoy, Jeff


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Vermont Barn

Jeanette and I went on a road trip to explore Vermont, Rt 100.  This scene appeared and I saw the composition of the hay rows leading to the barn and outbuilding.  I enhanced the image in Photomatix which blended the 3  exposures of -1,0, and +1  to a higher dynamic range image.  I then chose the Painterly preset and further adjusted the main color channels to get the effect I wanted.  Enjoy, Jeff


57 Thunderbird

What a glorious car! Saw this at a golf course. Shot in Camera+, intensified in Snapseed and then blended with a light blue background in Blender using Overlay Blend. Enjoy, Jeff

Saturday, September 1, 2012


A picture within a picture, a mood, a feeling, something unique is created

Shot with a Fuji X10 at The Louvre, edited in Snapseed.

Enjoy, Jeff