It’s been a challenging 8 days for me. I worked 6 24 hour shifts and one 20 hour shift in that short span. Needless to say, I’m feeling overworked and stressed. My eyes have been twitching for about 2 weeks now. I’m ready to go seek peace out in places like you see in the photo from Slacker Hill in SF.
Lucky for me, my aunt has been generous enough to get me a hotel room in Monterey for the rest of the week, so I can try to relax. I already know I’m going to be out shooting sunrises and sunsets in nearby Big Sur and Carmel. Maybe I’ll even get a glimpse of the milky way.
After a few days on the Big Sur coast, I’ll be heading south to the Pismo area for some family time, and probably more photos. Hopefully I return recharged. I just have to hang in there for a few more months before I leave the bay area…hopefully for good this time.
Shot with VividHDR. Though the first attempt of using VividHDR minutes before yielded terrible results, this one turned out pretty good. The first few shots had terrible blends where there were dark pixels around the sun, where they shouldn’t have been. I still don’t trust you VividHDR! This image was edited with Snapseed and Litely.
In the town of Huasna, there are a few dinosaurs out in the hills. There’s not much else out there besides horses and cows. We did find a couple of cool things out on a dirt road. There was a burned down house and a very old car that a field had started to swallow up.
These photos were taken with Perfect B&W. I’m going to write up a review of the app soon. Don’t buy it yet. There are some issues and, at this point, I can’t recommend it. I used the Ansel filter on the first photo. Apparently Ansel turns the sky completely black in all photos. The 2nd and 3rd photos were edited with some of the other b&w filters in the app. They really aren’t my style at all, but thought I would share anyways.
The light was really nice this morning so I couldn’t resist shooting this scene from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle. It came out pretty good if you ask me 🙂
I’m on my way to the northern coast of California today. I’m going to shoot in the redwoods tomorrow and the. Probably head to Ashland for a few days to get my Oregon fix.
I’ve been up in Eugene, OR for a few days now. I had to get out of Ashland to clear my head and prep for the wedding I’m shooting this weekend. My aunt told me to go check out Mt. Pisgah arboretum and the trails over there. I didn’t make it to the top because I’m not in hiking shape anymore, so I didn’t get to see the amazing views from the top. This was pretty sweet though.
Shot with ProHDR. Snapseed for the edit.
This was shot on the California side of the OR-CA border. Behind me was the amazing view of Mt. Shasta and the valley, but it was really hazy and the sun wasn’t in a good position. This view wasn’t bad, but didn’t compare to the shot behind me.
Shot with camera+. Edited with Snapseed, ShockMyPic, and ImageBlender. After using ShockMyPic, I used ImageBlender to lower the opacity of the shocked version on top of the Snapseed version, making for a slightly more subtle shock.
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This shot couldn’t have come out much better. I was driving about 65 mph and saw this dirt path leading to an oak tree. I got my iPhone ready and pressed the shutter when I thought I could get a shot without a car blocking the view.
I kind of missed these oak trees. They’re my favorite. Of course, now I miss the forests of Oregon.
Shot with camera+. Edited with TouchRetouch, Snapseed, and FilterStorm. Ugh Filterstorm. It took about 15 minutes to save this time because of poor coding. If I cancel a filter, it shouldn’t go through the process of rendering and canceling it during the save process.
Back on the road again today with a 10 hour drive ahead of me. I’m heading back to California for a few weeks to figure out whats going on with my health. The timing kind of sucks because I was just about to set up 2 or 3 portrait sessions here.
If I see anything amazing from the road today I’ll post from my phone to keep me from becoming too bored.