Category Archives: Lightroom

Interlude

Windflower in dappled light

Windflowers in dappled light

I emphasized both the shadows and the highlights in this photo, then added some soft-focus effects with a light-toned vignette. It is almost abstract, now, which suits my purpose.

I will be busy over the next few weeks, taking care of family and professional obligations. I hope to return to blogging when the windflowers bloom again.

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Deep Sleeper

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I tend to neglect this blog, not out of lack of interest, but only because developing macro workshops and running Splendour Awaits takes up so much of my time. For a short while, I am back. I have finally recovered my hard-drive from a crash that occurred two weeks ago, and can continue uploading photos to my galleries. Here is another image from the Alberta Railway Museum, in one of the publicly accessible sleeper cars. I love how the angle of the incoming light shows the metallic sleeper panels differently, although they are actually the same colour. See more from the railway museum in the gallery.

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Channeled Light

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When you walk along the steep western shores of parts of the island, the coastal rain forest is like a wall above you. But in some spots a creek has carved a gully for itself, an opening in the wall where no trees grow. That channel allows a stream of light to come through.

(15 July, 2013. Somewhere along the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canon 5D Mk II with EF 24-105mm F4 L lens set at 50mm. ISO 50, f22)

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Devil’s Club

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(Mt. Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia. Canon 5D MKII with EF 16-35mm f2.8 L lens, HDR by Nik)

Milk River Morning: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Milk River, Alberta

New Adobe Lightroom 5 Presale

LightroomNow available at B&H, you can pre-order the boxed version of the newest edition of my favorite photograph management and editing program: Adobe Lightroom 5!

From the B&H Website:

What’s New in Lightroom 5?

Smart Previews
Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Simply generate smaller stand-in files known as Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to the Smart Previews and apply your changes to the full-size originals later
Advanced Healing Brush
Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws–even those with irregular shapes–simply disappear
Upright
Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyzes images, detecting skewed horizontal and vertical lines and even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden
Radial Gradient
Emphasize important parts of your image with greater flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool enables you to create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image
Video Slide Shows
Easily share your work in elegant video slide shows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device
Improved Photo Book Creation
Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
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