Friday, August 9, 2013

Waiting for the light....

Last weekend we were in Yankton and I decided to head out to Lewis and Clark Marina to shoot the sunrise. I set the tripod up and waited for the sun to shine through the masts of the sailboats.  I took a few pictures and then decided to move.  I headed down to the east end of the marina and took a few shots.  They looked ok.  I headed west and took more pictures. As I reached the west end of the marine, I looked back and the sun was peeking through the clouds, giving a nice amber glow to the boats. I had to turn around and head back and reshoot the images.  The light sure made the images come to life.  Check out the before and after images below......

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Number 109

The tale of one image.  I am not sure what moves a person to change an image. I guess you might have a feeling of, this might look a little better if I tweak this or that.  Some images seem to be totally revamped from the original image to other versions of the image.  I guess it is all in the eye of the photographer as to what they feel looks best and the outcome of the image they were looking for when they clicked the shutter button. 

Sometimes I have the image in my head as to what I want it to look like.  Other times when I see the image for the first time in the digital darkroom, I think, what if I changed it to this or how about this.  There isn't any real answer to the question. Each of us possess different feelings about an image so an image might look good to you, but not to others. 

Here are three images. They are of Number 109, a very handsome looking bull just outside of Obert, NE.   Let me know what you like best!

The original image taken right out of the camera.
The image cropped in and converted to black and white and a little structure added.
The cropped black and white image changed to a preset Nik Software filter.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On eagles wings..........


These images were all taken along the Missouri River around Gavins Point Dam.  The shots were all taken from my car except for the ones of the eagles soaring.  Please make sure you follow the guidelines from the Game Fish and Parks Department when viewing these magnificent birds.