Monday, June 14, 2010

Red Poppies & Olive Trees

I love Tuscany and was thrilled to find a batch of red poppies & olive trees in Napa Valley that look just like a shot I would
find in Tuscany. These are at the Castle Di Amorosa in the Napa Valley. The poppies are growing in amongst the vineyards there. This is a great photo location for autumn vine shots as well. These were all taken before 8 AM but the sun is still very bright, making for hi - key images. I did not use HDR, just some shadow highlight adjustment in Hasselblad Phocus to bring up the shadows and tone down the highlights. I also had to desaturate slightly to give them a more pleasant color. You can view all 3 of them in the wine country photographs portfolio on my website.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Camera Paintings of Lake Tahoe

I have released two new camera paintings of Lake Tahoe - these were done in-camera with minimal post processing. I have found shutter speed of 1/20 or slower works best with these, on some I have even used 1 second. Just pan the camera in the direction that makes sense based on the subject. These are of Lake Tahoe at sunset looking towards the west shore, camera panned left to right.


Lake Tahoe Sunset I

 Lake Tahoe Sunset II