A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Blue Orbs

This would have been better had not the trees been in the shot. Yet I wanted to get the sunlight shining through one of the pieces and with either one, at any angle and keeping the sun behind, the tree was always there.
Here is the same imaged cropped down and with the tree removed. I trying to learn how to re-work photos with photoshop programs.
Taking it a step further and I think I best stop messing around with it and move on.


  1. well, you've given me my first belly laugh of the day. "I think best stop messing around with it and move on". I'm still laughing as this is advice I tell myself after spending way too many moments on editing. I wring it dry and then wonder where all the time went.
    Just this morning I spent hours trying to load a downloaded action into Elements and finally, well, "move on". no success, but you see, that's the fun of all of this. I have so much to learn but it must be done in moderation. I'm a mere novice. Only the beginning.
    I'm happy you stopped by to visit, and I will be back, as this has been a true enjoyment. You are so funny. (and orange tabbies are the best).

  2. Really interesting capture. I don't know if I've seen any of these pieces of art around anywhere here. Nice job on removing the trees. Don't you carry a chain saw with you???

  3. ohh that's cool! that light is excellent. (i forget what sunshine looks like...). Oh..as for the 500mm, yes, I meant the 50-500. It's actually somewhat broken right now stuck at 100mm but I can still zoom out to 500. I really need to invest in a new one , preferably the new sigma image stabilized one...I 'm not sure what you mean about 're-working' them. I don't use photoshop, I use Lightoom for watermarking. Other than making something black and white or adjusting something that was overexposed, I leave 'em be. I think it's just a learning process with the big lens. I know it took me a LONG time to get the hang of it and I still throw a fit sometimes, ha when I can't get something right. It's hard with my 500 to get super sharp images but with the monopod and no wind, etc it's possible. Also, an external flash does wonders!

  4. I like the way the light shines through the orbs.


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