Archive for April, 2010

“One”

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 by Edmund

I took this one tonight right before sunset.  Last week when I went to the beach the sand was not the right texture to capture a good foot print  so I went back today but to a different section of the beach.  The setting sun gave me some very sutle shadows on the sides of the foot print.  And also you can see the warm, golden colors from the setting sun.  Because the sun was down pretty far I had to crank up the ISO quite a bit to get a faster shutter speed.  But I think the results are nice.

Nikon D90,  2010/04/20 18:59:04
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G,  Focal Length: 46mm, 1/60 sec. – F/11
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority,  Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV,  Sensitivity: ISO 800,  White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S                                 
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: On (Normal)

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” Neglected” Black/ White conversion

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 by Edmund

Viktoria commented on the color version of this image that it would make a good black/white conversion.   She’s so right so I had to add this one to the blog.  I used Nik software ” Silver Efex Pro to do the conversion.  I finally bellied up and bought the Nik package as I love how they all work so much.  I also burned in the edges ever so slightly to place more emphasis on the image center and also added a very small amount of “Sepia Tone”.    Hope you like it.

“Neglected”

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2010 by Edmund

My hard drive crashed a few weeks ago and I am just getting back on my PC these past few days.  I am almost back to normal so I figured I’d post a quickie.  I also hope to catch up on my neglectful comments of other blogs.  Yesterday was such a nice, clear, relatively warm day, so I took my dog for a walk on the local  beach and to my surprise look at what I found.  Some one left their sneakers tied together on a log on the beach.  Looks like they have been here for a while.  It was not the best time of day as the late sun displayed long, distracting shadows.  I didn’t want to move the sneakers as I thought this was pretty interesting.  The contrast with the dark almost black, very fine sand played against the white sneakers.  I raised the ISO so as to have a small f-stop and processed in Lightroom, Elements and a very little of Topaz adjust.

 Nikon D90,  2010/04/10 16:54:22,  RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G,  Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority,  Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec – F/16,  Exposure Comp.: 0 EV,  Sensitivity: ISO 800
White Balance: Auto,  AF Mode: AF-S                                
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: On (Normal),  Used circular polarizing filter