In the Neighborhood

June 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I went people watching this last weekend under the guise of an Arts and Crafts show. The show did a little better than last year, but a lot of people were disappointed. One vendor I visited drove up from Taos, New Mexico for the show based on past reviews - she told me it was a complete waste for her and that she wouldn't be back. My neighbor durin...
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From my Window

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Caught this Magpie through the window of my office yesterday - the image was pretty hazy because the window, being on the second floor, isn't perfectly clear since it's difficult to wash. I took it in to Lightroom, gave it some clarity and a little "de-hazing", which helped. Then I applied a variety of textures in Photo Raw, settling for the look y...
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Bison #5

June 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Here's another example of taking what was originally a marginal photo (due to an exposure mistake on my part), and creating a striking bison portrait. While it took quite a bit of data massage and coaxing to bring out the details I needed, I was at least fortunate that I was shooting both raw and jpeg. Raw provides much more latitude in bringing ou...
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Last Week This Morning

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Last week was a flurry of activity as I prepared for the show in Castle Rock over the weekend. I imagine last minute preparation by the show organizers was the same way. This show's fate apparently was in the balance up until just a few weeks ago, so when there was the final go-ahead, suddenly everything had to be done. I'm very happy it did, and...
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Shooting in Antelope Canyon

June 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Paint Mine Park, Colorado No, sorry - I didn't get to go take a trip to one of the most photographed places in the US. It's on my list of places to visit, but it's moved down several notches after I read an article on what it's really like to shoot there. Hot, sweaty, cranky, very, very short, crowded and frustrating. Here's a paragraph from the...
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