Sunday, November 30, 2014

This tree is a bit broken down, but the leaves in front caught my attention, and I liked the green in the background also.

Lots of fall color even though the tree has no leaves.

More from our Redwood Regional Park hike.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A bit of fall color seen from the viewpoint of a small newt or something else about that size. The Camera was on the ground, and so was I.

The low shot was to emphasize the leaves on the ground as well as the yellow leaves hanging down and the green background.

Sometimes we miss a bit when we are standing up.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Redwood Park

Redwood  Park in Black and White with a sun star shining through the trees. These trees are VERY tall, and the sun was just getting up into the sky.

Friday, November 21, 2014

View from bridge facing
away from Half dome.

My First attempt using my
ND 8 filter to blur the water.

Also using the Topaz filter
Simplify with personal preset.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Floating leaves

Late afternoon leaves
and pine needles form
a colorful pattern at
the side of the lake.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Redwood Park

Hiking this morning around  9am, very dark in this amazing redwood forest. This time of year the light is low and it was a bit breezy and cool.

Warm clothes and a bit of sunshine made for a lovely morning. What a nice way to spend Monday after a long fun weekend in Napa.

Not much color and the lady bugs had flown on in their migration, but we had a great walk.

Aspen tree with friends

An almost leaf less Aspen tree
standing proud and tall while
surrounded by Evergreens and
a large grove of multicolored

Friday, November 14, 2014

Through the Aspen Image

The top Image is selenium toned
using the Topaz B&W filter.
The second image is a duplicate, using the Nik Silver Efex filter 2 and the Vintage Antique II effect which has been toned down to 20%.

Question is, does color distract from composition? And does toning effect the quality of the black and white image?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall Leaves in the lake

Very little water in Yosemite now.

These oak and aspen leaves did
manage to land at the edge of the
river along with a few pine needles.

Perhaps few shadows add a touch of

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Yosemite wanderings in a meadow close to the main road.

Not much Fall color, but some deserted campsites that showed the remains of properly handled fire remains.

A different type of Yosemite color. There are always things to photograph. Just keep the camera handy.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lee Vining Canyon in Northern California.

A closed RV campground right on the creek was pure joy. Beautiful trees, a babbling brook, and vacant campsites. Very peaceful and pretty.

Another artistic attempt for a photographer who paints walls with a roller.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A walk in Lee Vining Canyon about a week and a half ago.

The view of the Aspen trunks in the shade with a view of the forest is was interesting.

My rendering of a painting.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Merced River as seen from the beach.

Very little water to be seen.

The middle school kids were having an outdoor class right in the river bed.

This drought is really serious.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lee Vining Valley Color.

Another Fall color image with the Aspens, the Pine trees  and a lot of varieties of yellow and orange and green.

Spectacular color telling us the Winter is on its way. Those of us in California are hoping the rain arrives soon, and comes to visit very often for many months.

Seeing the lakes with such low amounts of water reminds us how the last 3 years with limited moisture have affected the environment. Time to do a daily rain dance.