So, I was about halfway finished with a photo for Thursday when my wife and I decided that we were going to climb a 14er the next day. By the moment we made the decision, it was time for bed as we had to get up pretty early. A 14er is a mountain that is over 14,000 feet, there are 54 of them in Colorado. My wife and the two puppies had never attempted a 14er and I did two about 10 years ago. The hike started off great but shortly after we started we began to gain some serious elevation. We made it to the top after three hours and basically ran down the mountain as some serious storms started to form around us. He are some simple photos taken and processed on my phone.
Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing great! My wife and I just got done with a blitz of family visiting us for the past few weeks. As we settle down I was finally able to get the photos from our hikes onto my computer. We took my in-laws up to the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area just West of Boulder about 45 minutes. They choose to do a simple hike around Long Lake that provided gorgeous views of the continental divide. Flowing into Long Lake was this nice creek. I was able to find a small pathway that took me to an opening so I could set up my tripod for a series of brackets.
This shot consists of two sets of brackets with three shots in each set. I combined the two shots in Photoshop using the default panorama plugin and some further masking. I applied a detail and contrast filter using photo tools. Then some final touch ups were applied in Lightroom.
Question for You:
When doing HDR Panorama’s … do you process each set of brackets first then combine them to make a panorama? Or do you combine each exposure to make several panorama’s then process them in a program such as Photomatix? I like to hear your opinion. Thanks!
WOOOWWWZERS!!! I can’t believe it has been almost a month and a half since the time I have blogged and posted a photo. Life has been lots of fun but busy since moving to Colorado and finding a great job here. It is a pace that I’m not use to after growing up in small town Iowa. I’m not use to having SOOOOO much to do outside of the house, which we are in love with.
Memorial Day one of my best friends came up to visit my wife a I. One of the days we headed up to the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area for a long hike up to Hell’s Hole. This hike was pretty strenuous but absolutely gorgeous! We started off around 9,300 ft and ended up at around 11,500 ft above treeline. Along the way there were several waterfalls, though many of them were only about a foot high, like the one pictured here. I really liked this one though because it had a some great moss along it’s sides. So I crawled back towards it to get this close up. I thought it turned out alright even though my processing skills are rusty right now. I see myself revisiting this one again.
I hope everyone has been great! I can’t wait to get back into photography and blogging. I have felt like a piece of me has been missing.
Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you have a great weekend. We had a fantastic one here in Colorado with a couple of hikes. I still can’t believe we live in Colorado now. It has been fantastic!
Simple image today but it’s an image I’ve always wanted to capture. I had fun capturing this image as well! On a run with my husky I found a couple great dandelions to bring home. In a dark room I set up a couple LED headlights for lighting and turned out this shot. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I’m not the best at macro photography but, hey, you can’t become good at something unless you try.
I have a couple more experimental images to show you later on this week from our hikes yesterday.
Hello Everyone! This past weekend we made our way up to the Evergreen area just about 30 minutes away to hike up to Maxwell Falls. We had a great time hiking up with some family that live in the Denver area as well. The hike was very scenic with lots of small waterfalls to take photos of. The only bad thing was that things are just starting to bud out up in the higher country. I hope to get back up here later on in the year to retake this photo with some more green in the photo.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Happy Monday everybody! I hope you had a great weekend like I did!
Today we go back for a classic truck I found in Key West. I’m not going to pretend anything about classic trucks because I don’t know anything about them. I do know when to respect a truck as cool as this one.
I love to write for my blog and post pictures. Unfortunately, starting this week I will be posting less frequently with new photos for the blog. I’m in the middle a large transition in my life that needs to take priority for the next month or so. On the other side I plan on having stronger photos and more knowledge with photography.
Happy Friday! I hope you had a awesome week.
I’m a day late with the March wallpaper. Honestly, I completely forgot that March was just around the corner. It’s amazing how fast time goes. Anyways, below you will find the links for this months wallpaper for you to download. Enjoy!
I hope you have a great weekend with plenty of opportunities to shoot.
Simple abstract photo today from our snow last week. I loved how the snow fell onto the table on the back patio. I thought it would be a great detail abstract of the snow. I find abstracts a lot of fun to shoot but don’t shoot them enough.
I apologize for the simple and short posts this week. I’m doing a lot to prepare for the move out to Colorado in the next month. These short posts might continue between now and then.
Happy Leap Day!
Here is my entry for the February Lego Wars that is hosted by the one and only Chris Nitz. This months theme is “LEGO People in Love”. I haven’t partook in this competition for sometime but I’m glad to be back for this months round. I had a blast with this.
Thanks Chris for putting on this awesome competition.
Simple post today. Yesterday I experimented with some studio lighting for the first time with one of my dogs. Boomer is very disciplined by keeping a treat on his nose for enough time to get some shots. I wanted to get some shots of him catching the treat from his nose as well but as you can see in the last shot my D90 isn’t quite fast enough to capture this. Though it’s pretty blurred I kinda like the picture.