I took this, and several other photos, of a moose a few years ago at Elkhorn Hot Springs just outside Polaris, MT. We had just pulled in to the pool area parking lot and this moose, and her two calves were just milling about near the pool fence. I got out of the vehicle and... Continue Reading →
I actually have no idea what this lake is called, so I've dubbed it "unknown lake". What I do know is that it was off in a side canyon up a rough trail in the mountains outside Sun Valley, ID. It was a gorgeous August day, and the water was the clearest I have ever... Continue Reading →
Okay. This is obviously not a landscape photo or a graphic I created. But I couldn't resist posting a picture of our amazing dog, Nolly. She is as sweet as she is adorable.
Snake River Canyon Animation
Here is my first attempt at animating a photo. I brought the Snake River Canyon Photo into Hype 3 (HTML5 Interactive web content and animation software from Tumult, Inc. - you can buy it here: https://tumult.com/hype/) Looks pretty cool for a first go at using the software.
Long Lake B&W
As good as the Long Lake photo looks, it looks downright killer in B&W. Somehow it makes the details pop. I may have to have this printed in large format, framed, and hung in my house somewhere.
I took this photo in late July of 2017 near Copper Canyon just north of Mackay, Idaho. My mother-in-law and I drove a Razor on a trail meant for dirt bikes and ATV's, white-knuckling it half the way up. We experienced a thunderstorm and had to take cover under a tree for a while. But,... Continue Reading →
Snake River Canyon – Duotone
Turn the contrast up to 99%, add a gradient map layer with some bright colors, and bask in the awesomeness of this duotone effect.
Snake River Canyon – Ansel Adams
What if Ansel Adams had taken the photograph instead of me? Well, it would probably look a lot like this version of the Snake River Canyon photo. It blows my mind that I now carry in my pocket a device that takes images far better than the huge, clunky equipment he carried across the West.
Snake River Canyon – Kodachrome
There is nothing quite like the look of a film photograph. Different films created different styles. One of the most popular films was Kodachrome by Kodak. Trying to recreate the look of film I used the original photo of the Snake River Canyon, filtered it using ON1's stand alone Photoshop plug-in, the film->Kodachrome setting adjusted... Continue Reading →
Snake River Canyon
I took this photo on September 16, 2017 with my iPhone 7 Plus. This is the view of the Snake River Canyon opposite Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, ID. I have made several variations of it in Photoshop and will upload them as I create more. In the original photo there were power lines that... Continue Reading →