Beauty in Dead Trees

May 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I have a new gallery called Symmetry. I have used images of dead trees to make symmetric arrangements that look like drawings. How did I do it? I started with the images of bare trees against sky and cloud. In photoshop, I made a duplicate layer. Then Image--> Adjustments --> Threshold. That made the image black and white with no shades of grey.
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Copeton Waters State Park 2015

May 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Mike and I had four days at Copeton Waters State Park in April. It was cool and sometimes rainy, often misty. It was great weather for photography and we enjoyed our time there very much. There are two new galleries on the site, one of a variety of subjects I shot there and one of just reflections. The reflections, for me, were part of the magic of...
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Water in Motion

April 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
It was a rainy day so Mike and I decided to experiment with water in motion. We had seen a tutorial on Youtube about this and decided to see if we could get a result. There is a fine art, it turns out, to throwing water from a wine glass into the air so that your partner can capture it Ditto with pouring water into a tilted wine glass. We coloured...
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How I made this composite Image

March 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
When I made this image I thought it would be a good learning exercise for others who may already work with layers and would like to follow through my process. There is a pdf available. If you would like me to send you a copy to follow along with or use as a guide, please email me. This is my final image. You ill see it in a club competition soo...
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Portrait technique in Photoshop

February 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This technique produces a semi-saturated effect which can be attractive. Open your image in Photoshop. Make two duplicate layers (Ctrl J twice). Your layers palette will look like this. Click on Layer 1 (the first copy layer you made). Click on Image> Adjustments> Hue/Saturation. Pull the Saturation slider to the left. Click OK. Now c...
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