Saturday, September 29, 2012

Monument Valley

Mittens, Monument Valley, Arizona, April 2010. Five bracketed exposures merged together with Photomatix Pro. Why it's taken me two and half years to edit these photos I don't know.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nicole with Lens Flare

More experiments with lens flare and holding objects in front of the camera lens. Photo of Nicole taken in August on the beach in Galveston with a yellow glass flower ornament held in front of the lens, enhanced with some textures and toning layers in Photoshop. 85mm, f/2.5, 1/200 sec.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

White Pelican

White pelican, Galveston, Texas, 1/1250 sec at f/5.6.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Monument Valley

From early morning April 20, 2010 -- Monument Valley, Arizona. I took this photo right before we left Monument Valley, and as we drove to Flagstaff we went through a pretty bad sand storm. Five bracketed images merged together with Photomatix Pro.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron, St. Augustine Rookery, 300mm, 1/800 sec at f/4, -0.7 EV.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nicole Backlit

Photo of Nicole taken at the beach in Galveston back in August. Earlier this summer, I saw some videos of a photographer named Lindsay Adler holding inexpensive glass objects in front of the lens to create flare and distortion. I tried that with this image; also enhanced color and added the bokeh in Photoshop. 85mm, 1/250 sec at f/2.8.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Labor Day Crab Boil. Nik Color Efex, Adobe Pixel Bender plug-in.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Nicole in the Dunes

Another photo from our Nicole shoot on the beach.85mm, 1/500 sec at f/5.6, natural light.