I’m getting a little too old for this kind of thing . . .Read More
Iron Creek? Again?Read More
I part real; 4 parts surreal. (read more)Read More
Wet rocks look better than dry rocks. But try stepping on one with $10K of camera equipment. . . (read more)Read More
B&W; not S&M . . . (read more)Read More
Charlie Brown says that humans love to watch three things. Fire and water are two. Do you know what the third is?Read More
They say that you can't step in the same stream twice. But you can photograph it over and over. . . (read more)Read More
How do fall colors show up in a black and white image? . . . . (read more)Read More
I return to Iron Creek again and again and again looking for . . . what? (read more)Read More
Yes, I'm stuck on streams. And, once again, I didn't go looking for this photo, which was buried in my 2008 collection. What fascinates me about this shot is that it is of the same place in the stream as the photo you see below. The camera position is different, but if you compare the two, you'll see the same old rocks. And they haven't changed.
This photo was "adjusted" with Nik Color Efex 4 and OnOne Perfect Effects 4. (I'm in a filtering phase and I need to get over it because years from now these filters won't seem so cool to me.)
By the way, I still have 5 spots left for the July "Black Hills Photo Adventure." You should join me and I'll teach you everything I know (or can teach in two days) about photography similar to the kind you see here. And we will visit all of my secret spots along Iron Creek.
Canon 5D I 5s f/22.0 ISO100 40mm
This is the 4th in a series of recent posts that are photos I took to my recent visit to the Black Hills. It is also another surreal looking HDR photo. Generally, I am very conservative about filtering my photos but I guess I am captivating by the alternative reality that HDR brings to the world we see.
And now my mind is wandering to people from the 1960s and 1970s like LSD guru Timothy Leary ("Tune in, turn on drop out") and peyote promoting Carlos Castenada (A Separate Reality, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, etc.). Mushrooms, peyote and LSD were considered "mind altering" drugs. I will admit that I never tried any of them.
Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 is my mind altering drug. It may even be performance enhancing. It has no side effects and its use is legal in all 50 states.
Canon 5DIII 1/10s f/18.0 ISO100 16mm
There are still 6 spots left in the July "Black Hills Photo Adventure." How about joining me?
As with almost all of the photos I took on this outing, this is an HDR photo. I think that HDR is one way to preserve detail in snow, which would normally be fairly non-descript in its pure white form.
The title? It's the first line of Frost's famous poem "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening":
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.