I was pleased to be able to join David Muench and the participants of the Mountain Light 2007 Lake Tahoe workshop for an evening session on the east shore of Lake Tahoe last week. David is one of the "grand masters" of landscape photography and a source of inspiration for so many, including me. Photography in June is a very early morning or very late evening affair, so the best evening light was happening after 7:30 p.m. I was able to get a vertical shot and a horizontal shot that worked out thanks to some rare clouds that floated in during the day.
I have also started to put together a portfolio of black and white images based on converting the color versions to monochrome in Apple Aperture. I compared the Photoshop B&W conversion image adjustment to the one in Aperture and found that I was able to get better initial results with the aperture workflow, then using photoshop for adjustment layers as needed. I am printing the black and white images on Museo Silver Rag, which gives the images a wonderful warm tone and the luster of photographic paper. I am partial to papers which are a little warmer and not so stark white, so Silver Rag fits that preference well. Here is a link to the new black and white portfolio on my web site.
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