One of the most beautiful trees is the Ponderosa Pine. These are found on east side of the Cascades and Serra Nevada mountains. The reddish bark and the aroma on a hot summer day are delights to behold. Below is an example of a stand close to Camp Sherman, Oregon. The top image is the […]
Hiking along the Metolius River this week we came upon this abandoned cabin. Old sites such as this one are favorites of photographers as we know they might have a limited lifetime. Not too many years ago this walkway did not exist. Now one can take a 1/2 mile hike into the place where the […]
Have you ever created a photograph when you knew in advance it was highly likely it would end in a failure. Such was the case yesterday when we were at the Dee Wright Observatory located just west of Sisters, Oregon. Not only was I faced with a dark foreground, the background was blown out even […]
The following image come out of my Zion National Park collection. Zion has two major sections and the photo below was made in the western section of the park. The top photo is an original jpg image so adjustments are restricted or limited. In the following example I want to show how powerful Luminar AI […]
Here are two images from Yosemite National Park that remind me of Ansel Adams, one of the masters of black and white photograph. Camera settings were: ISO 200, 18mm focal length, 1/200s, and f/5.0. The same falls from a different angle.
Many of us began our photography experience in the darkroom developing black and white images. BnW still holds an attraction for me as one can ramp up the contract. There is also the challenge of trying to match master photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams. While the photo below is not even close […]
Since there are a few readers of this investment blog also interested in photography, this post illustrates how one can improve an image with a few minor tweaks using Luminar AI. Here are some specs for this image. I used a full-frame Canon 5D Mark II with a jpg setting. I now make all images […]
Here is another example of working with an image using Luminar AI. If you are seeking help with Luminar AI, just Google “Luminar AI YouTube” without the quotes. Jim Nix has many excellent tutorials. Statue of Fisherman – Original The following image was made in the evening (illuminating lamps are on) on a foggy day. […]