Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Before.......

..... Boring!

Mersad wanted to see the before shot from the last post, so here it is!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

On our Oregon adventure, we went to Crater Lake.  I wanted to get some late afternoon and sunset shots but we misjudged the time it would take to get there and we arrived well after the sun was down.  I was determined to get something, even though it was very dark, with just a hint of pink left in the sky.  I knew that major post processing would be the only thing that would make an image I would want to keep.  First, I used a 16mm wide angle lens in order to fit the entire lake in one frame.  Using a wide angle lens, of course, made the moon the size of a pin head.  So I used a 300 mm telephoto lens to take a shot of the moon and placed it directly over the original moon in Photoshop.  Then in Lightroom I bumped up the color in the sky and increased the moon glow on the lake.  Finally I used Perfect Effects to give the entire image a soft, dreamy look.  Creating something out of nothing is challenging and fun!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

White Horse Falls, Oregon

White Horse Falls, Oregon

This was taken within several minutes after the photo on the previous post.  I really like the sunburst that adds an interesting element to the image, but not sure I like the sunflare that continues through the waterfall.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Clearwater Falls, Oregon


Jeff and I packed up a RZR and headed to Oregon for a little 44th anniversary get-away.  We spent a few days staying and riding in the beautiful forests around Crater Lake before heading to the coast to ride on the beach.  This was one of several waterfalls we saw along the way.  As you can tell, this was taken early in the morning on what turned out to be a glorious day.