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Tasha

My favorite dog. My favorite picture of her. I miss her a lot.

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First Steps – Photoshop

I spent the last couple of months watching hours of Photoshop training vids at Kelby Training. Dumping as much in my head as fast as I could. Jumped around to different subjects, lighting, B&W, HDR, portrait retouching, and on and … Continue reading

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An HDR Set

I am still playing around with HDR. Need to keep working with it to see where it fits best in my set of tools. Here’s a set I did where it made a difference. The scene was a high contrast … Continue reading

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I'm still around

It’s been awhile. I’m still working with my photography, with a big of ceramics here and there. I’ve spend a lot of time going through on-line Photoshop courses and building that skill set. It’s coming. I’ve finished some prints that … Continue reading

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Repeat Attempt

I signed up on the Kelby Training on-line training site. So far its been a good investment in time and money. It is also why I haven’t posted for a while – I’ve been spending a lot of time absorbing. But … Continue reading

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Photomatix Registration Redo

On my first posting about Photomatix HDR I mentioned that I was disappointed that the registration of the images wasn’t very good. The same images were very tight in the PS CS3 HDR conversion, but didn’t work well when I did … Continue reading

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Summer Fun – a composite

A few weeks ago I was sitting in the back reading ‘Within the Frame’. Naturally, I had my camera in my lap while I read. Just to enhance the reading experience. My daughter and her cousin were jumping on the tramp. … Continue reading

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a Pseudo-HDR image

This is a follow up to my last post. In that post, where I created an ‘HDR’ image from a single RAW file I lightly threw out the following statement: I guess it isn’t technically an HDR, just the Tone … Continue reading

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HDR from a single image

As promised, here’s my next foray into the realm of HDR. I ran a single RAW image through the Photomatix Tone Map. I guess it isn’t technically an HDR, just the Tone Map. Still, I wanted to see the impact. … Continue reading

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BW Versions of Yesterday's HDR

Just to take yesterday’s images the next step, I converted the two tire pictures to B&W to see how they fared. I converted them using CS3’s Black & White  Adjustment tool. To keep the comparison fair, I used the same … Continue reading

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