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Category Archives: Nature and Stuff

Yosemite Spring 2012

Dogwoods are out in full swing this week in Yosemite. The second shot is a meadow view of Yosemite Falls in HDR. The next is my favorite shot I got of the Dogwood. It’s 10 feet from a parking lot at the Ahwahnee. Next is the interior of the Ahwahnee. It’s probably the best lounge […]

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Yosemite – Landscape Photographer’s Paradise

There are not many places on earth as awe inspiring as Yosemite. Normally people photography is where I spend most of my time, and it’s always fun to show a sense of place with my people and event photography. Most of the same concepts apply to landscapes. Color contrast, removal of distracting elements, getting texture […]

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Wildflower Portraits

No flash portrait of my wife and youngest daughter on a hillside filled with my favorite flower, the poppy. Black and white treatment is out of Lightroom. This is as simple a portrait as it gets, kind of an old school flavor to it. No flash this time. Near Folsom Lake recreational area, there are […]

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Tower Bridge Sacramento

Taken at night from the pier below the bridge (and Joe’s Crab Shack), this frame was hard to get. I had a hard time getting far enough away with the 24-70 (maybe time for the 14-24?) to get the whole thing viewable. 1/20th of a second at f8.0, ISO250 at 24mm. About 15 minutes after […]

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Night photography is one of my all time favorite types of photography. Long exposures somehow make things more interesting. You can always count on exposures over 5-10 seconds to show you things that you normally would not see when looking through the lens. Colors start to pop, motion blurs into cool patterns, and things just […]

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