Archive for 2012

Winter Is Coming, right?

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Art of Photography

December 3rd in Lancaster Wisconsin was a beautiful day with temps in the mid 60’s (15c for my overseas friends). This is what I was expecting for the day…

The Dome - Grant County, Wisconsin, USA, Winter

The Dome – Grant County, Wisconsin, USA, Winter

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Another Saturday Image

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , on December 1, 2012 by Art of Photography

Today I was working with Match Color and Color Look up in Photoshop. These tools in ‘shop modify the original colors in an image and are cousins to the darkroom technique of cross processing and bleaching and the painter’s trick of using another artist palette or type of paints.

Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass

Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass (Jacques-Louis David) was used as the color basis. The hope was the modified image would have a subtle painterly tone to it without looking like an actual painted composition.

Here is the final work
Emily Cowgirl web 2

Does it feel like she was on a horse being photographed with a cheap camera and flash? I hope so…

Dana

Catching Up

Posted in General Post, Image Post with tags , , , on November 27, 2012 by Art of Photography

I was reminded the other day that I have not posted in awhile. I apologize for that (apologise for my Australasian followers). I have been busy lately with studio work, exploring Photoshop tools in CS6 that can be leveraged for quick treatments, and the usual holiday hub-bub. No doubt there are Christmas pictures coming. I’d still like to finish processing many of the events I was privileged to attend this year as well.

This picture of a local family took two clicks in Photoshop (after I defined an action). Those of you who know me, know I am not into instagram filters but have a scientific and artistic interest in how photos age. This treatment (like my others) is based on the real world decay process. I like to think some things Do get better as they get older. But then I am old so this may not be surprising news.

BTW – this will probably be my last post if I win the $425 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday. (I’ll switch to a free newsletter because I still believe print is better)

And a few just for fun

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Paper Tiger

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by Art of Photography

Here is a paper treatment under development (thanks Ashley!)

From Razor Sharp to Watercolor

Posted in Image Post with tags , , on November 12, 2012 by Art of Photography

As an artist, one should always challenge themselves. Compare the overall tone of today’s image with the last posted picture (Dome glass). You can’t say I don’t play around!

Ashley

Grant County Dome Inside

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Art of Photography

As promised, here is the inner dome of the Grant County Courthouse. I did the usual brightness/contrast but no Photoshop alterations. It is a beautiful fall day outside and time is about 9 a.m. local.

Dome from first floor landing (50mm on an ACP-S sensor)

Lancaster Dome

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by Art of Photography

I have a friend I follow who always takes pictures of barns. Generally the worse for wear, the better. I have another friend who is fascinated by the Court house dome in Lancaster, Wisconsin (USA). Even his kids tease him about this. You cannot take enough pictures of this building. But you have to admit, it is an interesting structure made of two domes, one inside the other.
I will post some of my images of the dome another time (especially the ‘inner’ one. However, tonight, for Jeff, here is an old picture of the dome I found (after photoshopping a perfectly good image of it). It is shot from the East just as fall was starting way back in twenty aught ’12.
(just don’t show it to your kids, they’ll only make that groaning sound again!)

Make sure to click the image to see it full size!

Lancaster Courthouse Dome, Grant County, Wisconsin

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