Monthly Archives: August 2010

Variations Of An HDR Image

I’ve been practicing techniques  and improving my skills using Photomatix Pro and Adobe Photoshop Elements for post camera processing of HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. The trees below were captured at Grant Rea Park, Montebello, California.  (Click on any image … Continue reading

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Another Photoshop Exercise

This image was captured last January and was made in open shade and it depicts two family members. What I did to achieve the end result: The image came from a single raw (Nikon NEF) file that I converted to … Continue reading

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Better Than Bullets

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department gets to test out a new tool for maintaining the peace in the county jail, a laser cannon.  It appears to be effective of at least getting the attention of a target.  Now if engineers … Continue reading

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Playing With Photoshop

Here is an image I posted last week, but this time, after manipulating it in Photoshop Elements: What I did: Adjusted the perspective to remove most of the “tilting” of the block wall and the houses in the background. Removed … Continue reading

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Robert Reich Has It Half Right

In his blog item titled “The Anatomy Of Intolerance” he expresses it half correctly when he attributes intolerant social behavior to fear, but it is not fear alone in bad economic times that causes intolerance to manifest itself in an … Continue reading

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New Glass

I acquired a new Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED last week, here is  my first shot using it in the backyard: I am lusting over some Adobe products now, they are offering Photoshop CS5 for $300 for users … Continue reading

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Ending The Week Back In The Natural World

Some shots captured near the end of the week at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden which is operated by Pomona College in Claremont, California.  Everything in these pictures is indigenous to California. I have started learning and developing my HDR … Continue reading

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