Category Archives: instruction

P&S4Landscape does the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Practicing Macro and Landscape In the two years since we last visited, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine has continued its steady development. The main campus and visitor center of the gardens first opened to the public in … Continue reading

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In Camera Processing! Nikon Coolpix P500

I have never been a fan of in camera processing, but I have to admit, if the Nikon Coolpix P500 is any indication, in camera processing has come a long way. There are two kinds of in camera processing. What … Continue reading

Posted in Active D-Lighting, dramatic landscape, hdr, instruction, Nikon Coolpix P500, postprocessing, Quick Retouch, super zoom | 3 Comments

Shooting the Clouds

(This post is adapted and expanded from a recent Pic 4 Today post!) I had forgotten how big the sky is on the High Plains of Colorado. The Rockies push up amazing clouds that drift (or drive as the case … Continue reading

Posted in bridge camera, clouds, dramatic landscape, editing, inspiration, instruction, Lightroom, Nikon Coolpix P500, panorama, PhotoShop Elements, postprocessing | 1 Comment

Acadia from under an umbrella…

the view from Gorham Mountain. Not quite raining. 4 shot panorama from Sand Beach to Otter Point. Click to enlarge. The weather, of course, does not always cooperate. My family and I tried to fit a few vacation days into … Continue reading

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Photomatix Light HDR

Mousam River HDR One day, just as my experiments with multiple exposure High Dynamic Range imaging on the iPhone (using Pro HDR) were taking hold, I found myself face to face with a landscape suitable for HDR treatment…and no iPhone … Continue reading

Posted in Canon SX20IS, hdr, inspiration, instruction, Lightroom, panorama, Photomatix, PhotoShop Elements, postprocessing | 3 Comments

Quick Dramatic Landscapes in Lightroom

HDR (high dynamic range) has captured the attention of many photographers these days, not always for the good of the art, imho, but there is little doubt the technique produces images with high drama. Most HDR work involves 3 or … Continue reading

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Playing with Panoramas: sort of…

My new Canon SX20IS has an Easy Panorama mode…like the Sports mode or the Landscape mode, set on the main control dial. It displays your second shot next to the right edge of your first shot, so you and line … Continue reading

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Rainy Day on Point Loma: learning.

My one free day in San Diego with a new camera to play with…or rather, a new camera to learn…turned out to be blessed with rain. Still, it was San Diego…I only get there once a year…and I have never … Continue reading

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Shooting Snow!

Among the hardest scenes for the landscape photographer to capture, snow has to rank right up there at the top. In sunlight, a snow covered landscape exceeds the light sensitivity range of our eyes…let alone a digital camera sensor. Even … Continue reading

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The Photogenic Moment?

Just over a year ago I started a Pic of the Day project, sort of by accident. I was new on Twitter and Facebook at that time, and I began to post, just for fun, an image each day to … Continue reading

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