Sunday, November 30, 2014
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
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
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.
An almost leaf less Aspen tree
standing proud and tall while
surrounded by Evergreens and
a large grove of multicolored
Friday, November 14, 2014
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
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
Friday, November 7, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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.