PS Challenge – June 4, 2017

Today’s PS Challenge include 2 images (landscape and detail) taken at Jake’s Wetlands in Minden NV. I found these Daisies on a hillside along the path on the southwest side of the wetlands. The view of Jobs Peak and the Sierras in the background is a bonus!

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

More landscapes and details…

In my post on April 15 (https://photorogr.com/2017/04/15/landscapes-and-details/), I discussed a method to document one’s photo adventures by showing broad landscapes with a shot or two providing a little detail into the scene. During our trip out the other day, my lovely bride and I saw fields of Western Blue Flag flowers on the valley floor. I found this scene just off Mottsville Lane.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

There was a very wet ditch between me and the scene, so I included the barb wire in the composition.

I used the big lens to make this close up image of a Western Blue Flag.

PS Challenge – June 2, 2017

My lovely bride and I took a drive yesterday. Our original intent was to take a hike on the Carson River Trail, but the mosquitoes overtook us a short distance in and we called it off. We drove around the ‘West Loop,’ which is my name for the area west of US 395 in the Carson Valley. To our surprise and delight, Mottsville Lane was open (it’s been underwater frequently this Spring!). We found this image on a road south of Mottsville.

I explored some of the wonderful features of my PowerShot G9 to make this image. I mounted the camera on a tripod, set it to bracket exposures, and used the time delay to minimize camera movement. I assembled the HDR in Adobe Camera Raw (a very cool new feature in ACR!) and finished the processing in On1 PhotoRAW.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day Bonus

Memorial Day is the day we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great country. I am proud that my family can trace its service back to the Revolutionary War.

I am including three images on this special day (hence the bonus), all close ups of flowers and taken in our yard.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

Hydrangea

Johnson’s Blue Geranium

Iberis (Candytuft)

Not a PS Challenge – May 18, 2017…

I couldn’t resist the pun, especially since I’ve been posting so many PS Challenge images lately. I still take pictures with the big camera – sometimes the big lens and sometimes a smaller lens – depending on the situation. I’m finally starting to trust my instincts for shooting, but I still ask for a lot of critique in my processing. Thanks to everyone for your comments and critiques.

Let’s get to some pictures.

This image of a Candy Tuft is similar to a recent PS Challenge image, and was taken with the PowerShot camera.

The big camera mounted on a tripod, 5 exposures to maximize the light.

From my drive up Monitor Pass yesterday. I found the moon setting over the Sierras.

Another image of the stream flowing from Lake Heenan, a popular fishing hole! A California Department of Wildlife truck had just pulled out. It had a big tank on the back of the truck, like those used to transport fish for stocking in waterways (a big wink for my friends who fish!).

I was intrigued by this tree in the middle of a meadow. I made multiple images and experimented with several techniques. The ground was very wet from the winter.

I visited the Nevada State Railroad Museum a few weeks ago. The following images are from my series on the locomotive models on display in the museum. Each model is 30″-36″ in length. The project is still underway, but prints up to 12″ x 36″ are available.

I have many more pictures to share, and I will post more frequently – I promise.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – May 17, 2017

I took a drive down US 395 past Topaz Lake (lots of water in Topaz, but still room for more!) and over Monitor Pass this morning. Lots of snow and water in places I haven’t seen water before – gorgeous views everywhere. A little chilly and occasionally breezy, but a nice drive and shoot nonetheless.

This image was taken from the east side of Monitor Pass, looking southeast. I thought you might enjoy a change of view (an image that’s not Jobs Peak).

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR