Sunday, January 27, 2013

Forgotten Images

A couple of the bloggers that I read on a regular basis have been talking about the value of taking the new post-processing skills that you have learned and revisiting an reprocessing images from the past.

That encouragement, along with a new e-book on processing landscapes, led me back to the images from an outing that is almost three years old. Debbie and I took a trip to Moab, UT where big skies, puffy clouds and castle-like towers abound.

These images are taken one evening as sunset approached. The first reaction of some people who have seen these images has been "Monument Valley!" I assure you it is not.

Moab is noted for the arches of Arches N.P. and for the courses of the Colorado and Green rivers in Canyonlands N.P. But upstream from Moab the Colorado valley broadens out for a few miles and it is ringed by these formations. If you look closely in the background of Road to LaSal and A Big Sky you will see the snow rimmed LaSal Mountains (famously seen in the background of photos of Delicate Arch or Mesa Arch and the Washer Woman).

Enjoy the images as I have in reliving the trip while inside on a rainy day.

Road to LaSal

Storm Castles

A Big Sky

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Park University Men's Volleyball

Park University is a local school which is one of my primary sports clients. I have been covering events for Park over the past three years.

The Park Univ. Pirates won the 2012 NAIA National Men's Volleyball Tournament, and entered this season as the #1 ranked team in the country.

They opened the season the weekend of January 17-19 with their home Pirate Invitational tournament. I covered several games during the weekend. Here is some of the high-flying action

Park finished the weekend play 4-0, dropping only one game along the way.

If you have the opportunity go take in a collegiate men's volleyball game. The action is fast and high-flying!

All images taken with a Nikon D7000 & Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, post processing in Photo Mechanic and ACR 7

Friday, January 4, 2013

Colorado Views

We spent the holiday season in the Fraser Valley of Colorado. As you might imagine being in this location led to hours of photography for me.

Here are a few images from the first days of our visit. Enjoy !

Fraser Barn

Parry Sunset

Byers Backlight