From Sunday night’s beautiful sunset through the trees here along the Front Range of Colorado. I love waxing- and waning-crescent moons.
Posted in Landscapes, Shoots and tagged moon, moonset, twilight, Waxing by Gregg Lowrimore with no comments yet.
Now stop before you even start with the “too cartoonish” or “over HDR’d” right here, right now. :)
I went out barn-hunting this past Sunday afternoon, following some good recommendations to “drive north” on County Road 7 here in Weld County. And WOW, there are quite a few amazing barns along this route.
This image just looked so very cool as soon as I opened all three bracketed images in Photomatix Pro 5, I just clicked save, as is, no further processing. I used to generate images like this using my iPhone and very, VERY cool app called #Painteruesque. I didn’t know this could be done in HDR software.
Yes, the HDR effect is over the top, but the lighting, colors, texture, composition, EVERYTHING about this image I like. So put aside your feelings about HDR imagery and just look at this image. Tell me what you think about the image and not just that you despise this amount of HDR processing. (It really wasn’t that much HDR post-processing at all)
For those of you interested in how this image appears when run through my “normal workflow” (aka, non-HDR workflow) here’s the 0EV image processed in LR4 with a touch of #NikCollection’s #ColorEfexPro:
One thing I love to do with select HDR images is to run them through #NikCollection’s #SilverEfexPro. Here’s what I got with a slightly different composition of the top image:
And as eDDie mentioned when I posted this article onto Facebook, here’s the barn across the street (to the left from the composition above), but only from straight on. This too was the RAW image processed in #Lightroom4 and #NikCollection’s #ColorEfecPro:
Posted in Barns, General, HDR, Landscapes and tagged barns, County Road 7, Weld County by Gregg Lowrimore with no comments yet.
Meet Wyatt (“aka, “Wy-Wy”) and his little sister Payton. These are from their portrait session held a couple Sunday’s ago at Webster Lake in Northglenn. I think I found another little location for kids/family portraits now — what a great locale Webster Lake turned out to be!! The late afternoon sun was awesome too!
Check out their brother/sister portraits here. They took a little warming up to until they grew comfortable with this goofy-looking stranger pointing this big black camera at them, but they eventually did… What a cute brother and sister they are!
Poor Payton just wasn’t too sure about sitting on this bridge with big brother while Mom and Dad (Crystal and Jeff), and Aunt Tracy and Uncle Brandon stood back and watched… Wyatt was a real trooper though and he tried to hold and comfort Payton during this setting!
Posted in Family/Group, Infants/Toddlers, Portraits and tagged colorado, Northglenn, Payton, Webster Lake Park, Wyatt by Gregg Lowrimore with no comments yet.
Baby Olivia Rayes joined us back in January and I was fortunate enough to photograph her about 4 weeks ago now.
Congratulations Jeno, Solida and Andre!
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Driving back from taking some family/toddler portraits (those will be posted here shortly) the other night, I had a little bit of extra time and my camera with me, so I stopped at this old barn site along Huron, just north of Highway 7 here in Erie. The barn itself is huge, but slowly being surrounded and eaten by the development of the land around it as Erie expands south and east of itself.
So beautiful late afternoon lighting and a barn — what could be better, right?
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I love this little chapel on the West side of Longmont. But there’s really only two sides to shoot it from: the West and the South, due to these little posts. There are four light posts that surround this chapel but only the two on the South side are ever lit. Having said this, it’s a challenge to get a different look when shooting from the same sides and angles all the time.
Here I’ve tried capturing various (and differing) compositions – hopefully appealing too.
Please, leave me a comment below telling me what composition you like best!
Posted in General, HDR, Landscapes, Nighttime and tagged chapel, HDR, Longmont, nighttime, Ryssby Church, snow, Swedish, winter by Gregg Lowrimore with no comments yet.
A couple of winters ago, I was out shooting barns and retired ski boots near Steamboat Springs around Thanksgiving, when I came across this beautiful ranch setting and a wonderful sunset. I’ve processed several images from this same trip, but I’ve not processed and posted this particular image (I don’t think) until now.
And with this new theme on my web site, I can display my imagery in a much larger format for better viewing. What do you think of the change to the website and of this image?
Sharing is appreciated! Tell your friends about this site too!
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First light on South Maroon Peak, Snowmass Wilderness near Aspen Colorado.
Posted in General, HDR, Landscapes and tagged Aspen, colorado, first light, Maroon Bells, South Maroon Peak, sunrise by Gregg Lowrimore with no comments yet.
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When it snowed last week, I decided to make it a leisurely drive in to the office and took along my camera. There have been several barns I’ve wanted to capture and with a dusting of snow, what better time to see what I could do.
Perhaps you remember this first barn just about a mile north of my house. I’ve posted images of it in the past, but those were when the barn was barely visible through the fog that results from the nearby Boulder Creek stream-bed:
The next stop was about a mile north and west where there are these two other barns.
The first one is someone’s backyard “shed”. I have envisioned something like this image every time I pass by it:
The second one is about 200 yards further west and north across the street. I have to admit, I got a good laugh at myself (as several passers-by did too) as in my eagerness to get the right composition for this shot, I stepped around and quickly found myself flat on my bum in the drainage ditch! Camera and ego are fine, but it was a quick reminder on how slippery snow-covered grassy areas are!
The finally, the Bus Stop and the Flag Barn in Niwot were a must this snowy morning, given the conditions, lighting and rising steam/fog flowing over the landscape:
Then later on my drive home, I remembered it was going to be a full moon, so I stopped at one of my favorite little nearby farms and captured this image:
All on a snowy day’s drive in to the office last week. Not a bad haul for a brief period of shooting to and from work.
Tell me what you think…
Posted in General, Landscapes and tagged barns, Boulder County, old, red, winter by Gregg Lowrimore with no comments yet.