Sep 112013

creative 1779
Processed this photo taken of a bucket of pasta shapes in a Mexican grocer. The original color is an annoying and rather blah orange. This was run through Topaz Clarity, Topaz Re-Style and Topaz Clean to make it more interesting to look at. Had a great time exploring this grocer and will probably post a few more before I’m done.

Dec 082010

fabric-cropped 733

ISO 80; f/3.2; 1/10; 7mm (Canon SX10, no tripod)  (Above photo is a cropped version of the first one posted… Deena had a good point about the left side of the image being distracting.)

On yesterday’s photo walk (yes, I actually went on one finally)… I was taking photos of different textures and colors in hopes of using them in future creative exercises with photoshop.  I thought this one had merit all on its own.  So much texture!

I first ran it through Topaz deJpeg and then through Topaz Adust – Photo Pop, with an adjustment to detail. back in Aperture, I increased the yellow hue.

Dec 072010

Tangled up in Blue (1)
“Tangled in Up in Blue”

ISO 80; f/5; 1/250; 62.5mm (Canon SX10)

Processed in Topaz Adjust and Aperture

Found this wrapped up ball twigs, rope and some kind of rubber belt while walking through the wash this afternoon.

Nov 172010

IMG_4206 - Version 2ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/1000; 19.6mm; 1:18pm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)
(Topaz deJpeg; Topaz Adjust Detail Strong; Aperture definition and burn; Topaz deNoise)

I was waiting to see if anyone would show up for Shuffleboard (don’t laugh!). When it looked like no one was going to show (again), I started looking around for ways to complete the November themes.  Obviously, I found WOOD… as demonstrated by this shot and the previous.  This wood is used for our monthly campfire gatherings.

I’ve tried several weeks in a row and no one yet has shown up for Shuffleboard, although I am determined to try this game at least once.

Oct 182010

ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/160; 19.6mm; 3:55pm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

This bit of weathered news was found in the “big dig”  at about the same place the final dirt was dug up.  In surprisingly good condition to have been buried for 19 years, I think.

Jan 302010

I was at the model airplane airfield in Quartzsite late afternoon.  After taking lots of pics of the guys flying helicopters and planes, I started aiming the camera at other things – like the landscape.  The sun was starting to set… you know how beautiful that light is!  This is probably one of the weirdest pics I’ve taken but it was in the name of capturing the theme texture.

It is actually a carpet remnant that is used as an entrance to the paved runway.