Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lake Crescent Lodge

Today I was looking through some old files from our trip to Washington state and came across this photo of Lake Crescent Lodge. I remember it was a cold clear sunset, and I was shooting it across the lake, and I turned around and saw this pretty light on the lodge, so I took a few photos -- three bracketed photos merged here with Nik HDR Efex 2.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Analog Efex

The photo above of Emili was taken back in early August at Butler Longhorn Museum. If you're a Photoshop user and a Nik plug-in user, you might want to take a look at a new addition to the Google Nik Collection called Analog Efex, which emulates old camera and film styles. I experimented with it on this image. It added the lens flare, haze, color tone and film edge. Camera settings were: 1/125 sec at f/2.8, ISO200, 85mm.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cate #2

Another photo of Cate -- this one taken inside The Vanishing Point Bar on the Strand. Light from a Nikon SB900 in a 26" Westcott Rapid Box Octa with deflector plate. 1/160 sec at f/4, ISO200, 85mm.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cate #1

After our meeting with Cate at the photo walk in October, we decided to do a full fledged photo shoot several weeks later. This photo was taken in the alley between 24th and 25th Streets between Strand and Mechanic in Galveston. My shooting partner that night was Doug Haass. Light from a Nikon SB900 in a Westcott octa, 1/60 sec at f/4, ISO100, 85mm.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

One Simple Adjustment

Amazing what one simple adjustment makes. The only thing I did to this image from the previous post was to do a simple conversion to black and white with Nik Silver Efex. No other things were changed or removed in the background. No more purple and gold, people become more abstract shapes, and the viewer's eye, I think, is focused more on the players.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

O'Connell Bucs vs. Cypress Christian Warriors

Here's another photo from the O'Connell-Cypress Christian game on Saturday. The Buccanneer quarterback is applying a pretty mean stiff arm here. The background may eventually get worked on in Photoshop since it's made up of Galveston Ball High colors and people walking on the track. 1/1000 sec at f/4, ISO200, 400mm.

Monday, November 11, 2013

O'Connell Bucs vs. Cypress Christian Warriors

I've had the opportunity to take photos at a couple of Galveston O'Connell Prep School's football games over the past couple of years. I shot their game against Cypress Christian on Saturday at Kermit Courville Stadium in Galveston -- under a beautiful sunny sky. Took this shot of Cypress running back Conner Orrick heading around the right side early in the game. 1/1000 sec at f/4, ISO 200, -0.3 EV, 270mm.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Galveston Photo Walk #5

Great white egret, taken during the Galveston Photo walk last month near the Ocean Star Drilling Rig and Museum. 1/1250 sec at f/5.6, 300mm.