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 21, 2017

This PS Challenge image comes from Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria Harbour. The image was made using bracketed exposures merged in Adobe Camera Raw, then processed in PhotoShop using several layers and masks. This was my most complex image processing to date, and challenged all my PhotoShop skills.

The boat in the background is the MV Coho, the ferry between Port Angeles WA and Victoria.

I like the result, and hope you do, too. I’m thinking print on metal! 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 16, 2017

It’s Bonus Day! While driving up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, my lovely bride and I marveled at the beauty and number of the wildflowers along the road. I stopped several times to take pictures. These two close ups are among my favorites. Both images were bracketed exposures, merged and processed in Adobe Camera Raw and processed in PhotoShop.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR

I think this is a Sierra Lily (or at least that’s what my Sierra Nevada Wildflowers book tells me).

The Paintbrush is gorgeous anywhere.

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 26, 2017

Today’s PS Challenge image comes from the Virginia Range, north of Stagecoach NV. I made this image a few weeks ago when I was out with my old retired guy ATV group. We encountered several bands of wild horses on the ride. Three of these four were more concerned with the guys in the lead, but one kept his eye on me. Bracketed exposures combined in Adobe Camera Raw, cropped in PhotoShop with a filter from Nik Color Efex Pro.

Enjoy – PHOTOROGR