A “late find” from our September 2013 road trip, at Drury-Chaney Grove, along Avenue Of The Giants near Pepperwood, CA. I should have stayed there longer and wandered into the woods further, but was feeling pretty exhausted from a cold that I had caught. Continue reading
In my ongoing efforts to live a life with less Google, today felt like a good day to get rid of Google Chrome. I’ve only been using it for browsing social sites (Google+ and Facebook, to be precise) for a while now anyway because my primary browser is Firefox – so why not get rid of it entirely? Continue reading
I mentioned before that I felt pretty much overwhelmed by the insane amounts of green in Germany, and I thought this photo and the different stages of editing may illustrate what I mean. This is something that I normally don’t do anymore – a before/after comparison (and to round it off, I throw in an “SOOC” as well). Continue reading
I feel completely overwhelmed with all the photos I brought back from Germany. Sensory overload. I guess I just don’t know how to handle all this lush vegetation and green anymore! (except turning it into a black & white)
So instead, I’m going to take it easy and post something from my archive/backlog. I usually add images that I like to the Quick Collection in Lightroom where I let them sit for a little bit (or a little bit longer, sometimes, like… over 2 years?! holy crap, I made the above photo in March 2012!), and now is a good time to look at some of them, and re-evaluate them. Cheers!
One of our many day trips while in Germany led us to Colmar in the Alsace region of France; it was only a 50 minute drive from our holiday rental apartment in Simonswald. We enjoyed the day in the little city a lot. I have some more photos to share later, just picked this one for the #signsunday photo theme on Google+. :) Continue reading
I know, I know! Long time no post. We came back from a visit to Germany and it’s Black Forest region (that’s in the South-Western part of Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg) Wednesday night and after running errands, doing the laundry and a lot of grocery shopping to refill our fridge I’ve begun sifting through my photos. For now, here are three cellphone images that I made while being there, and processed with SnapSeed, to share them with Facebook friends and followers. Continue reading
The latest addition to my series of images from the Cottonwood tree at Lake Henshaw (link goes to the gallery on my website) is an “update” of sorts – it replaces the existing March-take from 2012, which started the whole series. I guess I should have mixed feelings about replacing that one, but I’m actually just glad that I can remove the old image: it didn’t ripen too well, let alone grow on me – I really didn’t like it very much, anymore (and no, I’m not showing you now that it’s gone).
The new image actually comes after I already posted the April take on the tree – simply because I had such a hard time picking just one. Coming from sunny Santa Ysabel in the morning it was amazing to drive into unexpected fog at the Lake Henshaw basin – I wandered around the tree in fog and just could not get enough. It’s safe to say that I totally over-worked the scene. :)
In the end, I decided to not experiment with a very different angle or anything, but keep some compositional consistency – the images themselves are varied enough already and I had the feeling that using too much variation in the composition would weaken the series.
You can buy a fine art print of this photo on Fine Art America/Pixels.com. (prints are not watermarked, of course.)