Thursday, December 30, 2010

Roy City Christmas Lights

OK, a little bonus today.  I've always thought I should go and shoot the Roy City Christmas lights.  Well with the big snow storm we are having I thought conditions would be perfect.  So I took my rugged camera out in the cold and snow and blowing and took a lot of pictures.  I did a couple of panoramas.  This is the second.  The first is way to big to post.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Temple Square Christmas

It's been to long since I posted.  I have a goal to post at least weekly.  It should be that hard, but it is.  So I thought I would just post another of the shots I took at Temple Square a couple of weeks ago.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Temple Square Christmas lights

While shooting the pictures of the family, I also shot the scene with out people.  Here it it in HDR without people.  My wife really like this one.  I guess I do also.  This is a three shot HDR.

Family Christmas Photos

It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to take pictures of people (on purpose).  The specific request was Temple Square pictures with Christmas lights.  Not a real easy thing to do.  Here's one of the four I ended up with.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A New Photomatix

I recently upgraded my HDR software to Photomatix v.4.  Some major enhancements!  Can you tell?  I took these pictures at sunset in downtown Ogden about a year ago and HDRed the top one then in v.3.  The lower one I just HDRed in v.4.  BTW there was no retouching of either photo in Photoshop.  If you've got Photomatix it's worth upgrading (it a free upgrade from v3 to v4).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winter Tree

The title for this post is kind of dumb, but oh well.  Back when I was in college taking photography classes (1976) we did something called solarization.  This is a photo I used in the assignment, I replicated the process in Photoshop and here are the result.  It was a lot easier to do in Photoshop!  The photo was taken on the mountain above Provo between Christmas and New Years as I was there visiting my grandparents.