PS Challenge – June 10, 2017

Today’s PS Challenge image comes from East Valley Road in the Carson Valley. A couple days ago, we had a nice storm front come through, bringing cooler temperatures and some interesting and gorgeous skies. This is a view of Genoa Peak and Duane Bliss Peak, in the Sierras and forming the northwest border of the Carson Valley.

I couldn’t resist processing the image in black and white to bring out the drama.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – June 5, 2017

A couple days ago, my lovely bride and I decided to take a hike along the Carson River Trail. I hiked the trail a couple months ago, before the mosquitoes hatched and gained air superiority along the River. Since I didn’t have insect repellent in the PhotoRanger, we cut the hike short to preserve my legs. For the first time ever, someone (meaning the mosquitoes) thought I was sweeter than Susan. Please note – I placed a bottle of Off in the PhotoRanger so I’m not caught unarmed again!

While we were on the trail, however, I grabbed a quick shot of the River with the Sierras in the background. The ‘vee’ in the water to the right of the big tree is a Cinnamon Teal swimming away, but trying to maintain a cool demeanor as he did so.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

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)