I like photographing at night. This image was created while I was walking on Yosemite Ave. in north Merced, CA. Normally the street is very busy but I was lucky. There were a few moments where the traffic eased up and I was able to capture the street,
Last night Dorothy, David and I met in Hornitos, CA to photograph the Milky Way over St. Catherine’s Church. We knew it was the end of the season and we expected some light pollution from the houses around the arae. In order to get this image I needed David’s help. He used his small flash light to light paint the church. Thank you!
I photographed the Canal and VW factory after sunset. I created three tif bracketed files from the original raw file which I combined in post production. The I used the Topaz filter to blur the water and the clouds. Then I sharpened the trees and the factory building and finally I optimized the colors.
I photographed my neighbors front yard last night. He has his house beautifully decorated and lights are shining really bright. I used an old 55mm prime lens that I like because it creates such a beautiful background blur to photograph the lights purposely out of focus.