House With a View

Somewhere over Sunset Cliffs, can you imagine having a home whose DAILY¬†views are similar to these sunset/surf images I’ve posted below?

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Sunset Cliffs 20140328 923 (Edit)

 

(#Lightroom, #NikCollection #ColorEfexPro 8s exposure at f/16 and 1600 ISO)


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Pacific Sunset

SanDiego 20140328 426 Edit Pacific Sunset

San Diego 20140328 426 (Edit)

#Lightroom, #NikCollection #ColorEfexPro


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Sunset Cliffs II B&W

Here’s a different view of Sunset Cliffs, looking northward towards La Jolla. This was a plain image (nothing spectacular) until I converted it to black and white for the drama. I love how the sky came out and the texture in the surf.

SanDiego 20140328 347 Edit Sunset Cliffs II B&W

San Diego 20140328 347 (Edit)

 

 

What do you think? Should I post the color version here too?


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Sunset Cliffs

Caught this sunset last Friday night from the Sunset Cliffs area near Point Loma, San Diego.

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San Diego 20140328 763 (Edit)


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Homestead Part 2

As an update to yesterday’s post, here’s the color version of the same composition I converted to B&W and posted yesterday. Check out how neatly manicured and well kept these grounds are! Amazing and envious (form my personal preferences)…

 

Barns 20140302 062 Edit 2 Homestead Part 2

Barns 20140302 062 (Edit-2)


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Homestead

On my travels and searches for barns here along the Front Range near me, I came across this neatly manicured farm and snow white barn sitting on the corner of County Road 7 and East State Highway 56. No one was home and it looked like they had all left for the winter, yet the yard/landscape was extremely neat and clean. No dead fallen leaves, no cow pies in the yard, nothing. Just a beautiful setting on the corner.

 

Barns 20140302 062 Edit Homestead

Barns 20140302 062 (Edit)

This little barn set about 30 years to the south of the main house is not as old as the others I found during this trip, but the setting was so pristine that I loved the compositions, colors and textures. And then I converted this one image to B&W and loved it too. What do you think? Do you want to see the original color version too?


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Addison

Sullivans 20140223 137 Addison

Addison 20140223 137

One of my favorite models is Addison. She and I go way back to before she was born in fact. She’s quickly growing up to be quite the young lady too.


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Old School Bus Stop

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Old School Bus Stop 20140226 001 (Edit-2)

 

Image taken at the corner of Co Rd 119 and Kenosha Rd on a recent drive in to work.


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Waxing Crescent Moon Set

From Sunday night’s beautiful sunset through the trees here along the Front Range of Colorado. I love waxing- and waning-crescent moons.

Sunsets Moon 20140302 252 Waxing Crescent Moon Set

Sunset Waxing Moon 20140302 252


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Weld County Barn

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.

 

Barns 20140302 146 7 8 HDR Weld County Barn

Barns 20140302 146_7_8 HDR

 

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:

 

Barns 20140302 146 Edit Weld County Barn

Barns 20140302 146 (Edit)

 

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:

 

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Barns 20140302 143_4_5 HDR (SEP Edit)

 

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:

 

Barns 20140302 110 Edit Weld County Barn

Barns 20140302 110 (Edit)

 


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