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Month: April 2015

The Path

The Path

This one is a bit more HDR then others recently. I liked the darker tones on the jungle but wanted the path to stand out a bit so I just masked in a different color path till I got it to where I wanted it. Still learning all this stuff but I am finding I can appreciate what I turn out now versus just toss it aside and saying its garbage. For inquiring minds it was shot on Sanibel Island…

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Ball Of Fire In The Sky

Ball Of Fire In The Sky

When I used to play video games we used to joke about the ball of fire in the sky. Something most video gamers fear as we would never see it. This image just reminded me of it hence the name. It’s funny that while I was watching the HDR videos one of the things that kept cropping up was being able to get multiple images out of similar shots. It just comes down to light and angle. It turned out…

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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

This is a shot from underneath the causeway that connects Sanibel Island to the mainland. It was a hot fishing location as it turned out. I was there to get some shots but saw this guy who apparently didn’t mind some stranger coming up and setting up a tripod and firing off a bunch of shots. While we had no verbal communications I’m pretty sure he posed as he kept changing his stance as I was line up shots. I…

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Down The Fishing Pier

Down The Fishing Pier

The image I attempted for Friday finally got down after a few hours of editing and more layer masks then I ever thought was possible. A plethora of third party tools were also used to get this image to where it is. Not 100% happy but never am. There are some issues with it but I’ll leave it up to others to find them. The sun was setting to my left and I really wanted that reflected in the water…

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Sunset On The Caloosahatchee

Sunset On The Caloosahatchee

I shot a lot of landscapes while in Fort Myers. Shot about 45 minutes after the threatening sky shot. I really wanted the Manatee Zone sign to be readable and when you do HDR it tends to really darken the shadows up. So I masked in a non-HDR original and brushed it in. Little bit of lightening the houses on the opposite bank. Ran it through Intensify Pro and done! Enjoy.

Under Threatening Skies

Under Threatening Skies

It really looks worse then it was considering I was shooting well into the night. Fort Myers tends to look stormy in the evening for some reason. I guess the air blowing in off the Gulf of Mexico. It lends to some interesting cloud formations. This is another HDR but this one was done with 7 shots. I was just playing around with the 7 shot concept to see what would happen. Its much easier to work with 3 and…

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Quiet Evening Sunset

Quiet Evening Sunset

Now that I have access to a larger monitor I can process some of the HDR stuff I have taken (almost exclusively). I have a better handle on it now since I spent some of the time I had on the planes watching Trey Ratcliff’s HDR tutorial. This is the first image I have processed since watching it. I still have a ways to go but happy. This image is along the water front of the Caloosahatchee River and you…

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