Ripples and Reflections

Tiny ripples run across the top of this quiet stream.  Processed in Photoshop Elements by burning a layer and then multiplying that layer over the original.   Kind of different.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/8, 1/ 60 sec., ISO 100, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.

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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.

Bridge

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.

Partial Shade

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.

Half Dome

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.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/7.1, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.