Friday, March 30, 2012

At the County Park-A Manipulated Image 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Manipulating images

This article is about as honest a story of how digital images are manipulated for artistic impact that I've encountered. I found myself getting increasingly uncomfortable, though, as I looked at the descriptions of the photographer's images.

How do you feel about what he is saying?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Adobe CS6

Ken sent me an email with a link to the new CS6 beta, Superstition. I downloaded the free trial. Still residing in the dark ages of CS3 I can see that I have a lot to learn. Lots of graphical icons. The artistic filters have moved. Much more powerful tools. Hopefully Ken will walk me through.

I remember being a DOS guy and sniffing at those peons that were extolling the virtues of GUI (graphic user interfaces). If they can't figure out DOS, they have no business behind a keyboard. Boy did I learn...

The image on top is something I quickly played around with using the oil painting filter.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yucca Valley in B&W

I took this today up near Yucca Valley.... as the storm was approaching. I am thinking of entering this in the SD County Fair. What do you think??? I like the contrast between the light foreground with the progressively darker hills in the background.

First Attempt at Tethering

John Vivanco

Check out the work John Vivanco is doing. He is my friend's Ed and Diane's son. All constructed, no photoshop. Scroll through, very unique vision!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Doug and Retha's

A lady just wrote that she found this image of mine in cyberspace and wanted to know if she could use it for a wine website. Shore I sez.

Bridge over the 15

Kinda leading with my chin here :-)

Sunset Over Catalina

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vista Farmworkers

I have been returning to this field for years working toward a decent image.   This is probably the first one that has even gotten close to working out.  It is an example of how it can be tough to squeeze a good landscape image out of North San Diego county.   Perhaps I will squeeze a really good image out of this scene one day.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sailing Ship Rigging


This is a shot of a large bird that was soaring beneath me at the Grand Canyon one day. The jury is out on whether it is a juvenile condor or a vulture, they are almost indistinguishable at this stage of development.  This guy had a tag and was quite large so I am pretty sure that he is a condor. He was quite beautiful, no matter what genus he belonged to.
Vineyard Fallbrook