Monthly Archives: June 2014

Balcony Gardens of Rome May 2015 Photo Workshop

In the spring of 2015 from April 28 through May 12 of 2015 I will be in Italy capturing images and teaching. In Rome the balcony gardens have been amazing when I have been there in the fall and I am looking forward to capturing them in their spring bloom.

Madonna and Child Piazza Navona Roma Topaz and Nik pro-Contrast

Madonna and Child Piazza Navona Roma Topaz and Nik pro-Contrast

This balcony garden near the Piazza Navona in Roma is one of the locations I want to spend time capturing.

I used the cloning and healing tools in Photoshop to clean up the image and then used Topaz Clarity to help with the colors in this image and then used Nik Pro Contrast to fine tune my color adjustments.

Madonna and Child Piazza Navona Roma Raw image

Madonna and Child Piazza Navona Roma Raw image


Botany Bay – Boneyard Beach Workshop April 2-3 2015

Botany Bay_Boneyard South Carolina

Botany Bay_Boneyard South Carolina

Next spring On April 2-3 2015 I am going to be giving a 1 day workshop at Botany Bay also known as the Boneyard just South of Charleston, South Carolina. This will immediately follow the Charleston Spring workshop March 29th through April 2nd 2015. The Bone Yard which is over an hour drive from where we stay in Charleston is too far to drive back and forth for either a sunrise or sunset location shoot.  Several clients have been asking to spend time in the Bone Yard and I have decided to schedule a one day class immediately following the Charleston workshop to enjoy this rugged stretch on National Seashore on Edisto Island.

Botany Bay_Boneyard South Carolina

Botany Bay_Boneyard South Carolina


Bumble Bee, Topaz and Flypaper Textures

 

Bumble Bee Flypaper Textures

Bumblebee Flypaper Textures

While spending a little time between art fairs working in the garden I spotted this Bumble Bee collecting nectar from the Irises around the house. I attached my 90mm Tamron macro lens and captured several frames of him at f/11 1/125s   ISO 400.  To process this image I used both Clean 3 and Clarity in the Topaz suite and then I applied a texture in CS6 using Flypaper Textures using the Adobe Paper Texture plug-in.

If you are in Indianapolis for the Talbot Street art fair this weekend stop by my booth #160 to say say Hi.

Bumble Bee RAW Image

Bumblebee Camera RAW Image

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