Oct 262010

ISO 80; f/5.8; 1/60 28.5mm; 4:17pm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

Some would say that a room with a view such as this represents true prosperity. This is taken from inside the walls of a miner’s stone cabin.

I used the Polarize paintbrush to improve the view out the window, and then touched up further with some burning and dodging.  I also straighten and cropped.

The following photo shows the Stone Cabin as we approached it on foot.

IS 80; f/5; 1/800; 23.5mm; 4:13pm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

I would have preferred to use the Canon SX10… but this was an unplanned excursion.  Glad I always carry the little camera… although, it might have been better if I had also carried the spare battery on this day.  Ugh!

Jan 182010


This was taken October 26, 2008 at the Rhyolite Ghost Town outside Death Valley.  This is the Cook Bank.  I hope you can see the doors and windows in this picture (or is just me knowing what it is?)

This is also one that can be used for the mini-assignment: Viewpoint.  I had taken several different pictures before I decided to stop trying to capture the whole bank structure, but instead to just trying standing in front and looking up.