Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Old Fire Engine

This is a close-up of some detail from an old, horse-drawn fire engine taken at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, SK on October 18, 2007.

The picture itself was taken just with the on-camera flash. The ISO was at 800 because initially I thought I could shoot inside this museum with available light. Some post processing was done to remove the color and get the look I was happy with.

For the most part, I am still just experimenting with the different features in Photoshop (and only Elements 3 currently.) Lots to learn even in an older version of Elements.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

My wife and I went on a field trip with my grandson's pre-school this morning (actually, we followed the bus in our vehicle). We went to a pumpkin patch just outside of Vernon where I took this shot of, well, pumpkins, obviously!

Saskatchewan Sunrise

My wife and I have been on Vacation that has taken us from our home on Vancouver Island to Cranbrook and Kimberly to see my brother and on to Saskatoon and Regina with stops on the way to see my mother and relatives (some of the relatives I haven't seen in 16 or 17 years.) We are now in Vernon visiting my kids and grandkids.

I've taken a lot of pictures but haven't had much time to work on them. I did manage to work on this sunrise that I took on Tuesday morning shortly after we left Saskatoon at about 7:30 Saskatchewan time. I hope the odd one or two of you that drops by this site enjoy it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Glowing Grass

I continue to play around a bit in Photoshop (Elements 3 currently but hopefully CS3 soon) and thought I would see what I could do to spice up a picture I took this summer in Kekuli Bay. The first photo below is a picture of some grass blowing in the wind. One night I was sitting by the fire, the propane lantern was sitting on the table and I noticed the grass blowing softly in the breeze, lit by lantern light. I got my camera and tripod out and took a few shots. I wasn't real happy with what I captured so I tried again the next night and this was one of the one's I liked the best. Last night I did some level adjustments and improved it a bit and this is the result.

Then I thought I would play around with some of the filter effects in Photoshop and I liked the one below the best. I really enjoy the abstract effect of the shot. I know it is obviously altered but that's some of the fun that I'm having right now.