Water 26

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I stopped at a water fountain while I was driving towards the San Francisco bay area. I photographed the water against the blue sky using a 135mm prime lens wide open to freeze the action.

Enjoy and keep on creating great images!

Water 25

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You have certainly noticed that when you use a wide angle lens to photograph the face of a human being that the nose is usually enlarged. Some people refer to this effect as the “dog nose” effect. I tried this effect at Fern Spring in Yosemite National Park. I put the tripod into the water and mounted the full frame censor camera right above the water line to get this shot.

Enjoy and have a great week-end and don’t forget to create some great images!

Water 24

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This is the upper part of Nevada Fall at Yosemite National Park. It took a little bit of effort to create this image. First I shot several exposures ranging from 1/100 sec. – 1/1600 sec. which I combined in Photomatix pro to a single HDR image. Then I used Nik Color Efix pro and Nik Silver Efix pro to create the final image. My intension was to show the power of the fall.

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Water 21

I debated for a while if I should do this exercise a third time. I finally decided to go ahead since whenever you repeat an exercise you only can get better at what you do. You also will develop a great portfolio on the subject. So let us photograph “water for two more weeks and see what shows up.

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Due to the recent hot weather the falls in Yosemite National Park are just gushing. This is an image of upper Cascade Falls photographed from Hwy 120. I used an exposure time of about 0.5 seconds to get this smooth silky looking water.

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Back Portraits 05

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This is actually a sad image. I observed this “normal” looking woman going through the trash cans. She was surrounded by a group of spectators and tourists that were watching a street dancer performing on Market Street in San Francisco. What a shame that a person has to go through trash cans to make a living!

Some times photography is more than just taking images. Images can be very powerful and transmit messages. There is a reason why we say that a picture speaks a thousand words!

Enjoy and keep on photographing!