I was playing around with an image in iColorama the other day, and ended up creating this. I didn’t really know what I was trying to create, I was just messing with different features. When I finally stopped and looked at this, it reminded me of a heartbeat on an EKG machine, hence the title.
I haven’t been feeling well for a few days now. Somehow, I got a bad sinus infection, without even being sick. It was bad enough to make me consider paying a friend to smother me in my sleep. Needless to say, I haven’t been out shooting, or editing any of the 2000 images on my iPhone.
This morning, I found this shot from Cohasset, Massachusetts, and did a quick Snapseed edit. It was a pretty good exposure, thanks to the even lighting, so it didn’t need much done to it. I brightened it slightly, added some ambiance, and a touch more saturation.
Tomorrow, I’ll share another Nikon shot from Acadia, along with a photoshop action I made to create a painterly effect. So, if you like free actions, be sure to check back tomorrow.
I’m back, after a quiet break from everything. It’s hard to get back into work mode, after a good break, but here we go. I still have a pile of fall photos to go through, a couple secret projects, as well as a surreal portrait that is nearly done.
This is another photo from Lithia Park in Ashland. I’ve shot this tree before, but this might be my new favorite. I used Mextures to change the color, and make it look more like fall. The rest of the Japanese garden was peaking, but this tree needed a little extra help in post.
Sorry about the title, I couldn’t help myself.
How about a behind the scenes shot from Maine today? This is the power stance of Canon shooters, sitting on the ground. Ok, I can’t really poke fun at her fun getting low. Low angles are great for creating interesting compositions. How often do you see things from your eye level? All day, everyday. Getting down low allows for a perspective that we don’t see too often.
If you’re going to shoot from a low angle with a DSLR, a wide angle lens is great. Just be sure to make sure your horizon is level, and keep an eye on the sky, as it will be overexposed in a scene like the one we were capturing on a grey day. Sometimes, theres nothing you can do about it, and you have to accept it, other times, you can look for different compositions to minimize the amount of overexposed sky in your shot.
The original photo of Shannon shooting down this path in the woods was nice and all, but I’m kind of in double exposure mode as I finish writing up that article today.
Here are the two images I used to create the above image in Union.
I’m pretty sure I used the multiply blending mode with the leaf image in the foreground. I’ll be discussing blending modes and how they work in the upcoming article. I’m trying to keep it simple and easy to understand. Math is hard…and theres a bit of math that goes into them.
Well, its back to work for me. Enjoy your weekend!
Yesterday, I decided I needed to get away from editing, and everything that goes into building a brand, so I went for a drive to check out some waterfalls that a new friend told me about. I was really impressed by the waterfalls, and can’t wait to edit those photos. I already have so much to edit though haha.
As I was driving, I saw some awesome scenery that I hadn’t seen before. Mt Thielsen looked pretty amazing with the leading lines that the road provided, which meant I had to stop for a shot.
I snapped one or two from the side of the road, but it really didn’t do the scene justice. I knew standing in the middle of the highway would provide me with symmetry, leading lines, and a better composition, so thats exactly what I did.
I definitely have to come back here for a sunset. What a view!
Shot with the native camera app, and edited with Snapseed.
I’ve been on a bit of an abstract kick, ever since Shannon and I made it a point to try them last month. This photo was taken out at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland, OR. The owner and staff are super friendly and helpful. After tasting a couple of great tempranillo’s, I wandered outside by myself to check out the property.
I was on pain medicine that day, for an existing injury, which already helped me kind of see in an abstract way haha. I may have been a little loopy is what I’m saying. Anyways, I liked all of the trees I was seeing out on the lawn. At first glance, they were growing randomly, and it was hard to find a composition that really worked. Then, as I walked around the trees, I noticed there was some order to the chaos.
In the image you can make out 3 stands of trees going from front to back, or left to right. It was only at this angle, that I could finally see some order. Kinda makes you think that you can apply this little lesson to your life. You gotta have the right perspective, in order to make sense of things.
This image was created in camera on the iPhone, using LongExpoPro. With LongExpoPro, you can choose your shutter speed to create long exposures, even during the day. I believe this was a one second exposure, which allowed me to pan up with the iPhone while it was open. Then I edited with Snapseed and Mextures to lighten the image a bit.