PS Challenge – July 29, 2017

I drove up to Reno yesterday to have dinner with an old friend. On my way home, the clouds to the east were just gorgeous so I stopped at the Bellevue interchange (I-580 along Washoe Lake) to take pictures. This image was made looking northeast towards Reno, which was behind me as I was driving.

I merged two exposures in Adobe Camera Raw, processed in PhotoShop with On1 Photo RAW and Nik Color Efex filters. Yes, my Nik filters still work!

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – July 17, 2017

My lovely bride took me on a water taxi ride a week ago. We ended up in Fisherman’s Wharf – a community of houseboats and wonderful photo opportunities. Here’s one of the images.

As usual, I bracketed exposures, merged in Adobe Camera Raw, and processed in PhotoShop with a Photo RAW filter. I have more work to do on the image – I want to brighten the reflections in the water a little more. Any other ideas?

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – July 15, 2017

Today’s PS Challenge image comes from WA 123, just south of the Stevens Pass entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. My lovely bride and I just returned from a trip to Washington state to celebrate our grandson’s 5th birthday, including side trips to the Palouse Region in southeast WA, Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks, and a day in Victoria B.C.

This image was made from two exposures, processed in Photomatix Pro and PhotoShop with an On1 Photo RAW filter.

I’m just starting to work the pictures, so be patient and enjoy! PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – June 30, 2017

Today’s PS Challenge image is the right drive wheel of a 1910 Sears Model R pickup. This vehicle was a prop in a photo shoot I did recently and I was intrigued by the lines and light.

I shot this handheld, bracketed exposures, merged in Adobe Camera Raw, and processed in PhotoShop with a Photo RAW filter.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – June 25, 2017

Today’s PS Challenge comes from the dining area at Walker Burger in Walker CA. My lovely bride and I took the Bullitt for a spin and ended up there. Love their burgers! If you haven’t had one, you don’t know what you’re missing! But those if us who have eaten there know!

They have a wonderful outdoor eating area with picnic tables, trees, lawn, yard art, and bird houses and feeders. I tried to catch some of the little birds on the feeder, but you can imagine how that went. Here’s one of the beautiful bird feeders/art works on display. I bracketed exposures, processed it in PhotoMatix and PhotoShop, and added a little filter from On1 PhotoRAW.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

PS Challenge – May 12, 2017

Driving into town to run a couple errands this morning and the light on the Sierras was great. I processed this while waiting for the afternoon light to make some close up images in the yard.

Bracketed exposures just to make sure, then processed in Photomatix and PhotoShop, with an On1 Photo Raw filter.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR