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.

Jul 142013

reflections 1750

Monsoon Season is here… the water comes down hard… and the water evaporates almost as quickly.  Yup, you guessed it.  Our temperatures are down (low100s F) but the humidity is up.

I caught this on my way back from photographing a fallen Saguaro. I like the abstractness of the image.


Mar 022011

ISO 80; f/5; 1/50; 75.6mm (Canon SX 10)

This is a close-up of a pice of Lily Pad Jasper. One of the many rocks that I photgraphed during the QIA Pow Wow in January (and finally getting around to posting).

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.

Jul 032010

ISO 80; f/5; 1/640; 43.4mm; 8:14am (P mode)

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/500; 100mm; 8:14am (P mode)

While waiting for a bird to show up for the Saguaro Fruit photo… I got a bit distracted with this old part of the Saguro cactus.  In post processing, I worked on detail and hue.

Not so sure why I stayed in P mode while on the ladder… but might have had something to do with my early morning attempts at the sunrise.. which came out in all the wrong colors.  And then later I had a bunch of blurry bird shots.  I guess I was tired of trying and just wanted the photo to come out right.

Time to go back and read the camera book again.

Jul 012010

ISO 80; f/8; 1/125; 100mm; 7:08am

This is a close-up photo of a cactus with the morning sun shining through it and then in post-processing the levels were adjusted to remove the green and blue.  The cactus was pretty, but ordinary. I guess I felt like having fun. Besides… green was so June.