Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday Walk

A recent weekend presented a fine Sunday afternoon for a walk. The late fall colors were still available and the afternoon light was golden.

Images of light, color and texture were the result. Enjoy the images!

Red Leaves



Afternoon Sun

Red Stripe

Camera: D90, Lens: 50mm f/1.4D

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yosemite - Final Morning

Our last day in California I drove back up into Yosemite Valley. It was a nice day with some lingering mist in the lower levels.

I returned to shoot some sunrise images at a location that we had originally visited on the first morning that stayed grey and cloudy.

I was much more fortunate on this visit. The location is a bend on the Merced River. El Capitan is to the west and the Three Brothers are to the east.

Being down in the shadows of the valley with the brightening sky made for a very wide contrast range. So we shot bracketed images with the plan to process as HDR images. Here are a couple of my favorite results.

Light on the Peaks - Three Brothers above the Merced

Morning Light on El Cap - Merced Reflection

The camera: Nikon D7000 with Tamron 11-16mm f/2.8. The processing: HDR processing in Photomatix, final processing in CS5

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Yosemite - Half Dome

We ended the day towards the upper part of Yosemite Valley watching the sunset on Half Dome. There were light clouds forming and moving across the face of the formation. As I started to process these it quickly became clear that a Black and White treatment was the best way to represent these images.

Clouds on Half Dome

Conversion to B&W in ACR, additional post in CS5. Nikon D7000 and 70-200mm f/2.8 @ f/11