Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ridge Run View of Lake Tahoe

This is one of the reasons we went to Lake Tahoe!  Just look at this view from Ridge Run at Heavenly...  Can't be beat!

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 XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18 mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/280
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, February 19, 2016

Emerald Bay BW

Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe is so picturesque.  It's a unique area of the lake because it has a small island called "Fannette Island" right in the middle of it.  And if you look closely, there's some sort of small structure on the island.  Apparently it's the remains of the "Tea House", part of Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight's "Vikingsholm", a sort of mansion-castle build on the bay below and out of the shot here.

As far as the shot goes, I opted for the black and white look.  Everything was so green and blue which is great for sightseeing, but for midday photography, I thought a monochrome version would be a little more interesting.  You may not, so roll over the image with your mouse and you will see the original color version before straightening and post-processing.

I hope you 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 - 14.5 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/220
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program -Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fallen Leaf Lake 03

Our photo guide, Keith Price, took us out to Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe during our little tour.  Normally access to Fallen Leaf Lake is closed from Nov - Apr, but Keith has connections and was able to get us in.  It's beautiful and there are a couple of famous homes at the lake...  The movie actress Sharon Stone has a home there and apparently she arrives by sea plane during her visits.  Also, the house from the movie "The Bodyguard" where Kevin Costner rescues a kid is there as well.  Those were kind of hard to see from the road we were on, but we saw the rooftops anyway! :-)

I hope you 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 - f20
Exposure - 1/35
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, February 15, 2016

South Lake Tahoe Sunrise

We had some great views from the place we stayed at Lake Tahoe.  The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular.  When the sun rose in the morning, it would hit the top of the mountains across the lake and put on an incredible show.  That's what you see here.  The fun thing was, since we are used to central time, it was easy to get up in the morning to watch the sunrise in pacific time!

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 XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 80mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/75
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tree Pointing at Island, Emerald Bay

We just got back from our trip to Lake Tahoe and we had the best time!  We stayed at this excellent vacation rental by owner and it had some incredible views!  We could see the lake and the casinos below which was just spectacular during sunrise and sunset!  I can't wait to process those, btw...  I took so many pics that I can't wait to get to them!

We also went on a photo tour with renowned wildlife and landscape photographer Keith Price who took us to this great location at Emerald Bay.  He knows his stuff and he really helped us get to some great spots to shoot from and he also took lots of photos of Eileen and I for our own keepsake!  Can't wait to see them!  Look him up if you go out there!

The area is just so photographic that there is a great photo to be had at every turn.  I must've taken almost 1500 photos!  Granted a lot were brackets, but still, Keith pointed out this spot and I tried to take advantage!  Can you imagine what it would be like if it was a sunrise or sunset?  I don't care too much because I love the aspect of this one.  This is one of my favorites and I didn't really have to do to much to it, so it's one of the first to make the blog.

All I did basically was give this shot the old Fujifilm Velvia film simulation in Photoshop and then a couple of other tweaks for sharpening and cloning out branches and spots in the sky.  To see the differences, roll your mouse over the image to see the original raw image straight from the camera and then roll of for the final processed image.

That's it for now.  Anyway, keep tuned-in and hopefully you'll see some more fun shots from our awesome trip!

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 XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 44mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/800
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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

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