Orange Sky

Sunset on an overcast day through the tamarack trees.  Adjusted levels and added a little extra orange gradient in Photoshop Elements 6.  Thought I would stick with something simple.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/8, 1/200 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 mm.  No flash.


Shop Light

Wandering around the garage again.  This old shop light struck my fancy.  I used a lot of layers in processing this one in Photoshop Elements.  I used the lasso tool to isolate the lamp and give it more definition.  It is white and the background is white and the sketch filters helped to give it more substance.  I then used some blending modes to bring the sketch versions together with the color version.  After all is said and done it is still just a shop light!!

Camera settings:F/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 200, focal length 48 mm.  No flash.

More Orange

This cars sits a few miles from us and I have been wanting to take a photograph of it for some time.  Today I finally stopped and took a few shots.  I had to shoot through the cyclone fence, but it worked out ok.  The orange color was just so dynamic!  I processed with Topaz Clean and ReMask.  It was also cropped, rotated and dodged and burned.    Added some white lines and script for some contrast and depth.  Hope you like it.

Camera settings: F/6.3, 1/250 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.

Orange Iris

A new iris that I ordered last fall.  I photographed it about 6:30 pm to get evening light which works so well on warm colors.  Processed with two layers of texture.  Did some partial erasing on the texturing.  Dodged and burned.

Camera settings: F/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 200, focal length 74 mm.  No flash.


Lots of oranges still on the trees in the nearby orchards (well, a couple of miles away).  These two went through three layers in PSE.  Background – original, Layer 1 – Topaz Detail, Layer 2 – Topaz Simplify at 69% Opacity.  I then did some burning all over the photo.  Have a good weekend!

Original photo camera settings: F/4.5, 1/220 sec., ISO 64, focal length 10.4 mm.