Category Archives: Winter
One of my hopes for my trip to the Grand Canyon was to be able to see snow there. Not only did I get my wish (there’ll be more photos detailing how well in the future) but I was fortunate enough to see a squall tear through one of the side canyons near Desert View. It was a stunning view to behold.
Tonight was the first time I braved getting behind the camera for a personal shot since my wife passed away three weeks ago. I felt I needed to do something creative even though I didn’t have a lot of time for it. Fortunately sunset is always a good way to get a creative shot, and I went to my favorite wildlife area an hour before dusk, uncertain exactly what I would get, but confident I would find something. Here you have it. About 90 minutes of work from the moment I left the house to the time I pressed the publish button on this post. I hope you like it. It feels wonderful to create again.
A rare HDR post from me. This one is three exposures taken 1 stop apart. It was a bitterly cold Thanksgiving morning, and in my haste I forgot most of the rules about HDR that I’ve read up on. For instance, I auto focus on and aperture priority. Given the rapidly changing light from a newly-rising sun, AV setting may have had undesirable effects, but I don’t think so.
I also heavily post-processed this in Perfect Color Efex and finally added a bit of vignette with Lightroom 5.2.
Somewhat optimistically-named post, I grant you. I’m hoping that this is the last time winter reaches out its chilly grasp and laughs mercilessly while keeping us helpless humans in a choke hold this season. But I did make the best of things as I could and got a couple shots of our courthouse early this morning. There’s nothing too original here, but it’s good in a picture-postcard sort of way.
I decided to try my hand at reworking a previously published photograph again, after having been so pleased with my results with the picture of a thunderhead last week. This time it’s a more recent photograph. The original was OK, but I felt the subject’s face was too dark and the sky behind her lost much of it’s drama. I hit the reset button on it and started over again, doing much of the editing in Perfect Portrait this time.
I like this one a lot better. There is much more clarity and sharpness (though you need to look at it full-size; the resize for my page layout unsharpens it a bit) and I really like the way her face is lit against the early dawn of morning. The sky behind her is much more dramatic as well without, I think, being distracting.
Senior 5 by Anthony Bopp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.