Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens at f9 and 1/15th, -.67 exposure compensation, ISO 100, cloudy whitebalance
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens with +2 close-up filter at f5 and 1/50th, ISO 100, cloudy whitebalance
Post processing: Increased exposure and blacks and the recovery slider in ACR, in CS3 I cloned out some spots, layered another image with a slightly sharper portion of the center, levels layer for global brightening, Punch Drunk action by Kubota masked to show in the center only, sharpened with the highpass filter in Softlight
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Post processing: Increased exposure and blacks in ACR, in Photoshop cloned out spots, levels for global brightness, ran Kubota's Black and White Full Moon and finally Kubota Ancient but lowered the opacity to 2o%.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Nikon D200, Lensbaby Composer with f4 aperture ring and +4 macro filter, at 1/640th, ISO 100, cloudy whitebalance
Post processing: increased exposure and blacks in ACR, in Photoshop cloned away spots, ran Punch Drunk action from Kubota, the high pass filter in Overlay mode.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Nikon D70, 18 -70mm 3.5 - 4.5 lens at f22, and 1/125th, ISO 200, auto whitebalance, jpg
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Nikon D200, 50mm lens at f1.8
Post processing: increased exposure and blacks in ACR, in PS cloned away umbrella strap, lightened undereye circles with the clone tool in lighten mode at low opacity, Touch of Light action on her face, Bring on the Eyes action, Curves layer in luminosity to brighten child only, CreamSickle action at 25% opacity, sharpened with the highpass filter
Monday, August 3, 2009
Post processing: Used the whitebalance tool in ACR and increased blacks, in Photoshop cloned away hot spots on branches, hue/sat layer to reduce reds, Touch of Light on birds, Touch of Dark on nest, Levels for global brightness, sharpened with the Edge, Edge Downer by Kubota to darken edges. I did not increase saturation but can see the green leaves look unnatural, the morning sun was shining through them so that is the only cause I can think of.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
same camera settings as yesterday
Post processing: increased exposure, blacks and vibrance in ACR, in Photoshop added a Curves layer for contrast, sharpened with the Edge, then ran Fresh and Colorful action by the Pioneer Woman and Dragon Old World Color by Kubota
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Nikon D200, 70 - 300 mm f4 -5.6 lens at f10 and .4 shutterspeed, +1 exposure compensation, ISO 100, fine weather whitebalance.
Post processing: (this was done when I was just learning Photoshop!) Duplicated the background layer and cloned blur from around the heron, Curves for contrast, levels for global brightening, levels for black and white points, selective color layers to reduce blue hue, no record of sharpening at all.