Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Completed Zion Portfolio & Fun With PixelBender

We are buried alive with snow here in Truckee! At least 5 feet in the front yard so far, and it is still snowing. I hope to get out and get some shots of this epic storm as soon as it lets up.

I have completed all the Zion images from my productive trip to that amazing area in early November. All my portfolio images from that trip can be viewed on my new releases page at:
I am also offering 35% off all new release prints through Dec. 31 with the code new35, you can see all my holiday promotions at the Specials Page. 

Autumn Glow,  Zion Canyon

At Photoshop World in Vegas this year I learned about the amazing Pixel Bender plug in for Photoshop - Free from Adobe if you have Photoshop. This cool plug in makes your pics look like a van Gogh painting (well sort of) and is really fun to play with. The only problem is that there seems to be a size limit to the photos it can work with, so it will not process very large files. Here is a fun shot  retouched with Pixel Bender I did of an old truck I saw driving to Zion. You may need to click on the image to get it to display full size to see the effects. I enjoy doing this type of retouching to images with man-made subjects, it can add a little fun and attitude to the shot.

Pumpkin Truck


  1. Hi Elizabeth, I love the Autumn Glow image and the Subway shots are amazing!!. I have to ask though, did you artificially light the Subway or is that all available light? Your images are amazing. I really enjoyed visiting the gallery two weeks ago. Perhaps I will have the opportunity to work with you sometime. I look forward to Santa bringing me your book(s).
    Good luck with the snow!!

    John Lacy
    Glendora Ca.

  2. Hi John - thanks for your comment and for coming by the gallery. All lighting for that shot is natural ambient light in the canyon. It was about a 15 second exposure to capture the available light.