This will be my second year participating in Jim Goldstein’s Annual “Your Best Photo From 2014“. Last year I selected my favorite 10 photos from 2013 here. I had planned on being more active, landscape photography-wise, but that didn’t pan out as I had hoped. Thankfully, my medical/health issues from last year are now a
I spent some time at Cathedral Beach that morning and then again in the early afternoon trying to capture some “cool” images. These are some of my favorite abstract ice crystal photos.
A Mountain Christmas Memory On Sunday our church preformed “A Mountain Christmas Memory” by Paul McCusker from a story by Dan Miller and produced by special arrangement with Lillenas Publishing Co. Hannah was “Jane” and Sarah was “Laura”. O Glorious Day: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb That evening the Merced Christian School drama class
A few years ago I captured a few long exposure photos of El Capitan from Valley View. I thought I had some cool shots until I got home. I noticed they were a bit too soft. Since it was near dark, I had focus them manually and I guess I missed. This time I wanted
I admit it. I’ve been to Yosemite many, many times since I came to California in the late 80’s. I probably have one or two snapshots of Half Dome. This is the first time I planned to shoot Half Dome at sunset. I found a nice spot along the river and I even brought my
One my second round shooting at Gates of the Valley (Valley View) in Yosemite Valley on Friday, I photographed Cathedral Rocks, a dry Bridalveil Falls, and the Leaning Tower. There were no clouds so I composed it tight and planned on converting it to black and white.
I thought I’d have my own “Black Friday” this year. Since my wife was off and the kids didn’t have school, I was able to get the van and head to Yosemite. I got up at 3am so I could get up to Yosemite for sunrise. I had only two locations I wanted to shoot;
Found another image in my archives. This photo was taken on a snowy, cold day in October 15, 2005 at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite.
I’ve been going through my archives the last few weeks. I took this in May 27, 2009 and I already stitched the 6 portrait format images back in 2009, but it just didn’t look right. I decided to re-process them and re-stitched them yesterday. What a difference. I think when I originally did the pano, I assumed each images were straight. Looking at them again, I realized they weren’t. I used a level when I took them, but I think only the first one was straight. The rest of them got progressively worse.
This is the complete panoramic which measures around 4000px x 15000 @300dpi. I will probably crop it for different ratios, but I will keep the original one. Hope you like it.
I’ve repaired my 1/72 scale and 1/32 scale F4U-1A Corsairs that I built when I was a kid….some 35+ years ago. You can see the pictures I scanned here: ‘Old Plastic Models Found!‘.Had fun photographing them these last few evenings. I used my Canon 5D, 70-200mm f/4L, and my Kenko 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm extension