Went to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo today.  I took about 150 photos, so I’ll have a few animals to show for the next few days.  Maybe some of them may actually fit a theme!  My husband and daughter and I had a great time.  The first two shots that I will share with you came from the aviary.  Both were processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels, high pass filter and burning.  Hope you like them.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 163 mm.  No flash.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/40 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.


Cross Process

My tomato plant was killed by the frost we got a few nights ago.  These are the little tomatoes left on the potting soil from that plant.  I like cross processing and used a filter from OnOne Photo Essentials 3 to apply the effect to this photo.

I have been playing with the new filter from Topaz called InFocus.  It takes quite a bit of fiddling with the controls, but I really like some of the results I am getting.  You really have to decide between sharpness and remaining artifacts when dealing with this kind of alteration.  Interesting, though. . .

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5, 1/50 sec., ISO 640, focal length 39 mm.  No flash.

Bottle Bush

Shooting in late afternoon light (about 4:00 pm), I captured this bottle bush blossom for today’s photo.   Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with levels adjustment, desaturated and several kinds of brushes added.   Just a touch of whimsy for the day after Thanksgiving!  Hope you all had a great day.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/4.5, 1/50 sec., ISO 100, focal length 37 mm.  No flash.


Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with a black diamond gradient reversed and set on overlay.  It’s been cold and rainy the last couple of days but I did sneak out and capture a few shots today!

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/60 sec., ISO 64, focal length 11.6 mm.  No flash.


I’ve been think about this topic for a while and finally decided to make a collage of photos.  These are photos taken of house, license plate and mailbox numbers.  I layered them in different positions and different blending modes.  Then I place a texture of mine underneath the collage and added a frame from OnOne Photo Essentials 3.  Hope you like it!