Study in Translucency

I picked a rose petal, water beds and pomegranate seeds and arranged them on a light box. All three have different levels of translucency and I was curious what kind of image I would be able to create. I started out photographing a high key stack using my 180mm macro lens. then I used layers and masking techniques to create this image where I spent a lot of time on the pomegranate seeds. As a final touch I changed the background in LAB color mode from white to black.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Pumpkin Patch

Every year a local family opens up their beautiful property to the the children in our area for a “pumpkin patch” complete with rides, old fashioned games, animals and really great food. There is every variety of pumpkin, squash, and gourd that one could possibly think of for sale plus other fall fruits. The kids enjoy the fun and the parents enjoy beautiful surroundings. A true pleasure to visit.

Night Sky

I took this on the road to the Mt. Shasta Ski Park in Northern California. The exposure was thirty seconds so there’s a little blurring of the stars. There were also clouds floating past but I liked the effect they had. Hope you enjoy.

Ich nahm dies auf der Straße zum Berg. Shasta Ski Park in Nordkalifornien. Die Belichtung betrug 30 Sekunden, daher verschwimmen die Sterne leicht. Es schwebten auch Wolken vorbei, aber ich mochte den Effekt, den sie hatten. Ich hoffe dir gefällt es.