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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lighthouse Reflection

I took this at Palomar Lighthouse in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I had this image saved and hadn’t planned on working on it. It wasn’t until I had to go on ship for about a month with the military when I decided to try processing it. This is a RAW image file that was processed in Photoshop CS6. I used the Nik Color Effex Pro plugin as well as basic levels and curves adjustments. I masked out the background for a better suited one considering the day that I had actually taken this image was cloudy and boring. I hope you like the results and let me know what you think.


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Lighthouse Reflection

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tower 23

This shot was taken at Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, California. If you go on the main beach and just walk North on the shore towards the campground you will find this spot. I liked it because there was no one there and there were rocks everywhere which made for a cool foreground subject. This is a RAW image file that I processed in Photoshop CS6 using Nik Color Effex Pro and basic levels and curves adjustment. I adjusted the color of this picture as well because the original shot had a green hue because I had used a piece of welder’s glass for a 10 stop filter. Hope you like the results.


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Tower 23

Friday, June 7, 2013

Palmer Island Lighthouse

This is a shot of Palmer Island Lighthouse over in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This was my first visit here considering I am not home very often, being stationed in California and all. I went here with my sister and her husband. When we got here there was a gate blocking the way saying “No Trespassing” and to something of the effect of government officials only. We saw a few other people on the other side that didn’t fit the part so we figured we would be alright and just crossed over. It was a small hike to where the lighthouse was but it was worth it. This is a RAW image that was processed in Photoshop CS6. I have been moving away from HDR images as I’m sure some of you may have noticed with my recent photos. I like the more natural look it and it requires more skill in my opinion.


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Palmer Island Lighthouse

Monday, June 3, 2013

Helen

I took this shot of my Mom while I was back home on leave. This was taken near the end of the day before the sun set in my backyard. I used a Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lens which has an awesome depth of field. This is a single RAW image that was minimally processed in Photoshop CS6. All the lighting in this shot was also natural.


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Helen