Friday, May 27, 2011

Some Spring Photos

Today I went out for a few minutes and photographed some Spring Lilacs, the smell was intoxicating. It was just fantastic, we have many Lilac bushes in my Condo complex. When the Lilacs are blooming it fills the air with the wonderful scent. I wish I could can that lovely aroma, it’s like heaven. So here are some images of the Lilacs and you can imagine that wonderful scent.

                         Pastel light DB

                        Lilac Lilac11 copy  

                                           L1 lilac copy

                           There you have it some images of Spring for 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My Real Bike Image before the Fix

I had a request from Cindy Up North in Wisconsin. She asked if she could see the original photo of me on my bike. Well here it is, it’s a little boring but that’s ok.

                      Horst on Bike

Friday, May 20, 2011

Me on My Bike

I was just going through some old photos of myself on my Big Green Machine, my Kawasaki. I don’t have it anymore. To old for it anyway. Thinking back, man was it a lot of fun on the Green Machine. I took this bike to the mountains along with a bunch of friends and had a fantastic BBQ up there. Jumped into a mountain stream to cool of and cleanup, whew was it cold. We were up there for about 3 or 4 days, it was great. We did one trip to the base of a small waterfall crossed 3 streams to get there and then back again. On the way back I almost went over a 30 foot high cliff, man that was a close one. All in all, it was a great trip. Here is a photo of me on my bike, I played with the image a little. Let me know if you like it.

                             Me and my bike copy

                                        This photo was taken by my brother.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Looking for Spring in my Archives

Hello again, I have been looking through my Archives and found this, it is a photo of my Spring Lilac flowers just starting to show color and it would be about a week before opening. Here is the Image I made a year or three ago.

                  Lilac spring2

Then I thought maybe I will try to make it look a little different or even better, you be the judge.

             Spring Lilac 3

It is so much fun to create with Adobe Photoshop CS3, I’m sure one can do just as well with Elements

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This is for Beginner Photographers

There are a lot of photographers on my blog that are beginners and I thought I would show them a little lighting product that is not expensive to buy but is a real image saver on those really bright days that you see a flower or a what ever object you see and it is in full sunlight but you don’t have time to wait until the object is in the shade. The thing I am talking about is a hand held or you can get an arm to attach to a light stand. This thing is called a Light Diffuser it is not that expensive and can be taken with you on a shoot weather it be people or objects. You can get this diffuser in different sizes. I have had one of these for many years. They are fun to use weather you bounce light into a scene or diffuse the bright Sun.  I have gotten a few photos to show you from the net.

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                          304_t Most Pro Photography shops would sell these reflectors. I have included a link to give you an idea of what to look for

I do hope that this info will be helpful to anyone that is interested.