Thursday, November 20, 2014

Red Sky at Sunset

Ralph B. Clark Park in Fullerton. F/11, 1/125sec exposure, ISO 250, 200mm focal length. Cropped and edited in Photoshop
Linking with Skywatch Friday
Click on the link to check out great looking skies from around the world!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Don't Hang Signs" Sign

My wife spotted this sign. Ironic, don't you think? This is a long exposure night photo, so anything in motion (oil pump, cars...) is blurred. I like how the traffic signal is red, orange and green all at the same time! The rising moon adds to the photo's interest as well.
30 second exposure, f/18, ISO 200, 23mm
Another long exposure night shot (below). This one caught my eye because the moon was bright enough on this cloudless night to cast some well-defined shadows.
Linking with Skywatch Friday and Theresa's Good Fences. Click on the links to check out some really beautiful skies and fences!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11.5.2014 Moon

Driving home after picking up my granddaughter from daycare, I was treated to this view of the rising moon.
Moonrise was at about 4:30 PM, but it was closer to 5 PM before I got this view.  Sunset was at 5 PM... perfect for some nice dusky moon shots!
This hiking trail appears to be leading to the moon!
As time passed, the blues in the sky got deeper.
Tonight's moon if full, so hope to capture some more skywatch shots! Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Painting with Photographs

There's a number of programs out there that will give your photos that "painted" look. One that I've been trying out recently is called Topaz Impressions [http://www.topazlabs.com/impression]. It's not cheap ($100), but the good news is they have a generous 30-day free trial.  I'm about 10 days into my trial period, and thought I would share a few photos I've edited using this program.
Old Car - Original photo
Old Car "Painting" - Topaz Impression
Framed by Joshua Trees - Original photo
Framed by Joshua Trees - Charcoal "sketch" using Topaz Impression
Running in the Park - Original Photo
Running in the Park "Painting" - Topaz Impression
Joshua Trees & Moon - Original photos
Joshua Trees & Moon "Painting" - Topaz Impressions
Let me know what you think. Do you like the edits? Linking with Skywatch Friday. Thanks for stopping by!