Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I Am Officially Published

I am published in the book America's Greatest Pumpkin Patches by Randy Schmitz my image is on the back cover. The image is in my post at the Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm 2012. Like Randy one of my favorite times of the year is Halloween I love the cool weather, fall colors and watching my children trick or treat.You can purchase America's Greatest Pumpkin Patches from Amazon.com.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lil Omen 1950 Ford Coupe

I saw this 1950 Ford Coupe at the Antioch Summer Fest 2014. It reminded me of the car Sylvester Stallone drove in the movie Cobra. The car in Cobra was a 1950 Mercury Coupe, I like the Ford because of the bold chrome grille.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I Am Being Featured on PhotoReviewHQ.com

I am being featured on PhotoReviewHQ.com. I will post the link when it becomes available. Want one of my prints on canvas I would be proud to print it on http://www.royalcanvas.com or maybe you have one of your print you want on canvas go to http://www.royalcanvas.com and check out the site.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Concord High Carnival

A few weeks back a Concord High School had a carnival. I went with my son and wife with the intention of doing some photography, but my camera was on strike because I had ignored it for so long (both batteries were dead). So I went the next night which was the last night in the third image you can see a ladder being used to take down the lighted sign that says Rising Waters. In fact while I shot the series for the HDR image they had taken the sign almost all the way down. I was lucky to have most of the images shot by that time. On the booth that the fourth image is of (Fun and Games) there was a sign on top that I had intended to shoot but it was already down when I arrived so I changed my plan and shot the counter with the games going on. I arrived late with the intention of playing low light and light trails. The last two images are from the same series of shots with a different ghost image chosen. This is the first post I have used Photomatix I have been experimenting with it for quite some time and finally purchased the program. You can use it for free, but it water marks the images until you buy the program. I have been unhappy HDR Efex Pro  I explain the problem in post 37 Nash LaFayette. So far I have been happy with Photomatix I do not think I will completely quit using HDR Efex Pro but will choose depending on the image I am processing. What I like about Photomatix is that it allows you to circle parts of the image and use different images for the ghost image. For example lets say I was shooting a series of images like in this post and there were two rides and I wanted them both to be moving like the last three images in this post and the rides never were running at the same time I have control over that in Photomatix. In HDR Efex Pro I have to settle for one image or process the image twice and use layers and layer masks in Photoshop to achieve the same result.








Tuesday, February 25, 2014

1961 Chrysler New Yorker

This 1961 Chrysler New Yorker was at the Show Stoppers Summer Fest 3rd Annual Car Show Antioch. The Chrysler New Yorker was a premium automobile model by the Chrysler division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1940–1996, serving for several years as the brand's flagship model.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Main Street Disneyland At Night

I like the store fronts on Main Street in Disneyland and how different they look at night with the interior lights coming from the inside out to the sidewalk. Also being able to see the exterior lights that are supposed to get your attention to make you want to go inside. One of my favorite things is the Coca Cola light that is hanging at the entrance of the refreshment stand in the first image. These were all taken around midnight just as the park was closing.




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