Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New category

I added a new category this morning for images taken of perennials I just planted yesterday.

I'll be adding pictures thru the Summer as more bloom.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Camera Club Workshop

Our camera club had a workshop at a local professional photographer's woods yesterday and I posted a few images at Misc. - Camera Club Workshop this morning. I tried another panorama, this one was made of four images. The bird house and the building images are HDR images, made of seven shutter bracketed shots per image. The HDR image I used Photomatix software and the panorama was made in Photoshop CS4. Most all the images were processed in Lightroom 2. I am starting to use it much more since I went thru an on-line video.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

One more panorama

Had to try it again. This one was at a park. Tried a few more HDR sets also and had some success. Not much ghosting since they were taken of objects that don't move much. I suspect
Glacier Ntl Park will offer some great opportunities for panoramas when I visit in June.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I was not sure the picture would upload, but it looks like it did. This is my first attempt at using Photoshop to allign and blend six images into a panorama.I had to go find a video on-line to show me how to do it and then gradually figured it out. Just a local reservoir down the road.

The HDR tryouts did not work well. As I had read...trees and moving water do not make good subjects for HDR images...too much ghosting. At least I now know how to bracket the shutter speed easily. Always something new to learn in digital photography!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I'm adding a blog to my website at and hope it will be up and running soon. I'll mainly be blogging comments on photography, but who knows...maybe some other thoughts. As a amateur photographer I have plenty to learn. I'm preparing for a trip out to Montana to attend a workshop next month. Also been exploring the topics of HDR & panoramas since I want to take some shots and use software to create a few images.

Greetings! More to come later...