Taking advantage of my daffodils before they are all gone! This one is backlit with late afternoon sun. It’s supposed to be rainy and cold the next few days. Processed with Photoshop Elements 6 and only burned.
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My husband and I took a ride yesterday to the gold country of California. We found this old mining wagon in the town of Columbia. Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels and Topaz Simplify buz sim. I raised the contrast just a tad.
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5, 1/500 sec., ISO 100, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
My husband and I took a ride along Raymond Road in the Sierra foothills today. I processed this photo of an oak tree in Photoshop Elements 6 by adjusting levels, cropping, burning and dodging, and a little cloning. Font is LainieDay SH. I love oak trees in winter.
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
I was startled to see this guy stealing peaches and eating them right while I was standing in my yard! He happily munched down while I snapped this shot. Processed with just a high pass filter in Photoshop Elements. I did clone out some distractions. The peaches are not a loss as they are from a flowering tree and aren’t very good. But the nerve. . .
Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/640 sec., ISO 800, focal length 175.3 mm. No flash.
Found this old dead tree in a meadow in Yosemite. I decided to shoot up and try to capture some of the sky that showed that day. Fortunately the clouds were cooperating. Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and saturation as well as burning and dodging.
One of many stone bridges in Yosemite Valley that cross the streams that run into the Merced river. Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels and Topaz Simplify buz sim.
Lacy plumes of goldenrod bloom in the meadows of Yosemite Valley. Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and burning. I also added just a touch of Topaz Simplify.
Caught this one in a meadow in Yosemite. This dandelion-type flower was about three feet tall. I loved the seed pods and the seed head on this one. Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, high pass filter and burning.
Took this while wandering through one of the many meadows on the valley floor of Yosemite. It’s pretty dry this time of year and the falls were pretty low . Anyway, the poor lighting (around 12:30 pm) still allowed us to get some decent shots. This one of Half Dome I decided to process in b/w. Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and extensive dodging and burning again.
Taken today on a trip to Yosemite. I hadn’t been there in quite a few years. This shot was taken as we left the valley floor about 1:30 pm or so. Would have liked it to be later but oh well. There were clouds moving overhead and the valley was dotted with cloud shadows. I processed this in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and then extensively dodging and burning. The sky is a little blown but I liked the clouds anyway. Hope you like it.