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Twin Sisters Range, SE of Lynden, WA

Posted by Mike on November 24, 2008

At just the right time (sun only a few degrees above horizon) I happen to be driving by this wonderful little scene south of Lynden, WA.

Kinda has that Thomas Kinkade painting look doesn’t it… that’s the plan.

mt-shuksan-001Here is the way the shot looked before any work was done….

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I re processed the DNG file with a new version of Lightroom (no photoshop this time). This is a Lightroom 4.3 version of the image…more sharpness, less noise, no paint filters… straight photography…

 

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Genus Lilium…

Posted by Mike on November 9, 2008

I have 2 decent photos of these elusive plants… Here they are….

Other photographers have done better… I think they are tough to photograph.

The pair in the stream were particularly risky… I am in cold water up to my rear-end waiting for the sun to go below the horizon and the wind to stop for the 4 second exposure at F22… so we can see the whole stream…

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The single was a breeze to photograph but required a little Photoshop to get rid of some distractions….

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Do everything wrong, get good Photo!

Posted by Mike on November 8, 2008

OK kids… go out and get a “film” camera, medium format, fisheye lens, get a beautiful woman to go nude on a warm beach in California, point the camera into the sun and take a picture. Here’s what you will get… right?

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Art? or Chairs…

Posted by Mike on September 9, 2008

This image popped into view and was made in about 1 minute… while I waited for a person to move out of the frame.

I call it “Grazing Chairs”.

So is this art? or crap?

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Just walking by and….

Posted by Mike on March 15, 2005

If you look through the window you miss the photo… you have to look at the window, through the window, and then catch the reflection too…. your eyes should be tired when you get done…

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