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.
Just some fun with brushes and a photo taken with an open shutter and a moving camera! Processed in Photoshop Elements 6.
Camera settings: Canon Rebel EOS T1i, F/11, 4/10 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 41 mm. No flash.
Just a pair of birds in our leafless mulberry tree. Skies were overcast and cloudy. Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels, change to b/w and framed.
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/13, 1/250 sec., ISO 200, focal length 250 mm. No flash.
Silver maple leaves on a branch in my backyard. We are having an early autumn heat wave and the leaves are shriveling on the west side of the tree. This photo was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with Filter/Sketch/Charcoal. I used a black brush to erase any stray white streaks.
Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/2.8, 1/1600 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 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.
Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/16, 1/80 sec., ISO 125, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
I was taking some shots of ferns in complete shade when I came upon this stump in partial shade. Thought it had a lot of character so I am using it for the shade theme. Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels, high pass filter and burning. Still taken in Yosemite.
Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, focal length 90 mm. No flash.
This old tree shows years of exposure to weather and the ocean. This tree was found on the 17-mile drive in Carmel, CA near the Ghost Cypress. Photo was processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and adding a high pass filter. Final product was burned. I guess it is easy to see that I love trees!
Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/22, 1/80 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
Here is another take on the Lone Cypress in Carmel, CA. I processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, changing to b/w and then adding a sepia tone. I did a little burning as well. You can see the fog rolling over the mountains in the background.
Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/25, 1/100 sec., ISO 500, focal length 74 mm. No flash.