I have no idea what the church is in this image. It’s from San Antonio, Texas and it was shot off my balcony as was yesterday’s image. Just enjoying editing these for fun and practice.
Now that my editing technique has changed there are images that I can edit now that I wasn’t able to do before without causing massive issues with the final file. So with the use of Photoshop and went back and looked at some images and figured why not give it a try and see what the result can be.
This was shot off my balcony in my hotel and I just like the sky contrasting with the buildings.
Just some images I have laying around that I wanted to have some fun with. All of the editing was done straight in Photoshop just using tone curves and dodging and burning. No artificial color enhancements other then setting the white balance. While neither images are technical marvels it does let you know how far you can push an image in Photoshop with just a few minutes of editing.
I was shooting off the boat dock and I saw this man and I am going to assume his 3 daughters “fishing”. Dad was attempting to fish but trying to herd three little girls he wasn’t having much success. Something was going on in the water at some point so he pointed it out to them and I happened to have the camera pointed in their direction and took the shot.
These are the other flowers that I took when I did the Sunshine of Your Love images. I have no idea what these flowers are called and to be honest doesn’t really matter. They are flowers or weeds or something between them. I’m not a botanist and really don’t pretend to be otherwise.
Like the other set of images I shot these using an Olympus OMD-EM1 and the Olympus 75mm 1.8 (150mm eq). Using tweaked settings and a ISO of 100 the files have remained critically sharp even at 100% which is something I have been struggling with. So very happy how these turned out in regards to image quality.
I think I have managed to get a flower workflow hammered out in Photoshop as well. Little dodging and burning in critical areas to keep the colorful bits the focus of the image.
This is another from the from Lake Fairfax that I shot. I had switched off to my Sony RX100M3 for a lot of the shooting as I wanted to see how it would preform shooting from a tripod and how far I could crop it down before the image quality started to drop. While I love my micro four thirds gear; for highly detailed landscapes you can see it start to lose quality in the finer details. With a large photographic adventure planned for later this year I want to test all my gear out to see what is going to perform best for the situations I am going to be in.
The RX100M3 really handled me cropping the hell out of this and held up resolution so very pleased with how this image came out.
As usual; points if you get the reference.
I am fighting of a potentially debilitating attack of man flu also known as a sinus infection because the weather has been a bit weird. Still, I managed to stop and shoot a small plot of flowers I have been driving past daily. Fairly obvious some of the flowers that were there.
I used an Olympus EM1 which I recently changed some settings on to get better detail out of via Robin Wong’s excellent hints on his blog. The lens was my Olympus 75mm 1.8 (150mm eq). I really have stopped using my macro lens just to break myself of the habit of shoving the lens as close as possible to the flower. With a longer focal length I stand back and get more of the flower into the shot which I think provides a more interesting image.
I was supposed to do more Baltimore Basilica but I hit a block and just could not figure out what direction I wanted to go in so I moved on. Sometimes you have to go with something you know so you can get the best effect possible for your images.
I moved on to a nice landscape image I took of Lake Fairfax. I went with a change of pace and used my Ricoh GR to do the images. The camera can produce amazing images because the sensor and the lens are perfectly paired.
I was on a dock out in the lake when I snapped this image and the clouds being reflected with the wind ripples in the middle just makes for an interesting image.