Friday, February 5, 2016

Sea View Cafe and Bar 02

Time for another vacation photo as we prepare to go on vacation...

This is another shot of the SeaView Cafe and Bar in Hope, AK.  It's so "Alaska-looking", isn't it?  Get the seafood chowder if you ever go!  Oh and don't forget to stop at the Discovery Cafe for pie, right Richard and Sandy? ;-)

I kept the processing to a bit of a minimum.  I straightened the buildings, did a little tonal contrast and bleach bypass with Nik Color Efex 4 and then sharpened with Nik Sharpener Pro.

Roll you mouse over to see the pre-processed raw straight from the camera and roll off to get the post-processed version.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 13.8mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/160
Metering mode - Mulit-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Three Sisters From Above

It's almost vacation time for us Gearings!  We are getting ready for a ski trip and I can't wait to go!  So as I thought about what to post for a new picture, I went back to our Alaska vacation pics and found this shot.  It is the obligatory photo of mountains with the wing of our plane.  What says vacation more than that?  OK, maybe a shot of us in Hawaiian shirts with that white stuff on our noses, but this is the next best thing, right?

I know the shot is a bit little cliche, but this shot has three big mountain peaks in the center.  We saw these as we were heading into Seattle for our layover.  I'm not sure what mountain peaks they are, maybe the three sisters in Oregon?  I'm not really sure on that because we seem awfully low heading into Seattle to see these peaks that are in Oregon, but I could be wrong.  If anyone knows, please comment below.

I just processed this shot mostly in Lightroom with no plugins and then I added a slight vignette in photoshop.  If you roll over the image with your mouse, you will see the original raw image as compared to the final version when you roll your mouse off.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-E1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 24.5mm
Aperture - f3.2
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1/3EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Peyton Compilation

I am so happy Peyton Manning is going to the Superbowl!  It is so awesome!  He has a big challenge with the Carolina Panthers, though.  The Panthers have a great defense and it will be hard for Manning to get anything going, unless maybe Denver's running game gets rolling.  However, Denver's defense is number 1 in the NFL, so that might help slow Carolina's Cam Newton down.  I'm nervous about it, but I just hope for a great game no matter the outcome.  Also, apparently Peyton told Patriots coach Bill Belichick that this would be his "last rodeo", meaning he will probably retire after the Superbowl.

With that news, I had to try and do one more photo of Peyton that we took from the game we went to back in 2012.  All of the good ones I have posted already.  I had a couple more, but the prominent feature in those was the rear end of a defensive lineman.  That's not really what I wanted the viewer to come away with. 

So, I tried out a feature in Nik's Analog Efex called "multilens" and what it does is break up a single photo into 3 or 4 individual framed shots as you see below.  However, I did that to 4 individual photos and just masked in the portions that had Peyton in the frame.  This is the outcome.  You can roll your mouse over the image to see the four individual shots that I used for this.

One other thing, I'm a little miffed at the second shot from the left in this compilation as the background is a little more in focus that the rest.  However, the image is about Peyton, not the background focus. I'll live with it. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!  Also, click here for a higher-res version of the final shot.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Peyton Runs Off

UPDATE: The Broncos beat the Patriots, so Peyton will have at least one more game to play and I bet that will be his last. Let's hope he has another win left in him!

Could today be the last NFL game Peyton Manning plays in?  It just might be.  He's like my favorite quarterback out there, but I think his time has come.  He's not the same as he was due to injury, age and other things, but it would be great to see him get to one more Superbowl.   I like Tom Brady, too, but would rather see Peyton win this one.

I took this shot during the Raiders v Broncos game a couple of years ago in Denver.  Peyton just threw a touchdown pass and he's leaving the field.  I kind of processed it with a couple of things in mind..  I wanted to give it an aged look by fading it out and split-toning it a tad to reflect Peyton's aging career and I also left the negative space behind him to signify the career he's leaving behind.  Normally when you take a shot of something moving, the idea is to give the object more space in front to give the viewer a sense of motion and space for the object to move into, but I did the opposite here.

To see how I processed the shot, roll your mouse over the picture and you will see the version that came straight out of the camera. Roll your mouse off and that's the final shot.  Click here to see a larger version of the final shot.

I hope you enjoy the picture and thanks for dropping by!  Go Broncos!!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 200mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/800
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed -200
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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