Single Daffodil

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.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5, 1/320 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 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.

Dead Tree – Yosemite

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.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/16, 1/80 sec., ISO 125, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.


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.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/8, 1/60 sec., ISO 160, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.