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Working on a Photoshop World contest image. Not going to probably use anything like this, but as i was messing around, this one was super fun so i saved it out and will put it on the wall for Halloween or something!

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ISo 2000
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot was cool. I had experimented with the doorknob in the way before Sarah got there and i really wanted to keep it in a shot with her. I took the picture and after looking at it later, i realized that this would make a really cool ghost shot. So i cropped it a bit and made it a really stand out with a vignette and brought down the saturation to show the drabness of it all.

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ISO 3200
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
The lighting of this picture was PERFECT! my baby, Keenan, was running around everywhere and i had to chase him around like crazy to get the right angle and the right amount of light on him to create this portrait type image. The background was perfect for his little outfit and everything about this was ideal. i couldn’t duplicate this again if i tried!

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Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This is one of the few pictures i was able to get of Sarah in her red dress that turned out ok. She was in the right light with a fill light on one side. I added a burned edge to create some focus and didn’t crop the door out because i really liked the side shot effect it made.

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Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
Sarah got into this dress and just worked it! the background of the browns against the greens really pulls us into the image with its contrast.

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Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot was a great moment. I told Sarah to look as if she’d been waiting there for a while. She did a good job of that! lol, i overlaid this image with a rusted car door shot and it gives everything a sort of scaly, reptilian look to it, which i ended up liking a lot.

HDR image with multiple exposures and shutter speeds.Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot ended up being my second favorite HDR because of the creamy smooth effect that it leaves you with. Like the other house, the colors are vibrant enough to make the ordinary extraordinary. The highlights and lowlights in this picture make me happy! i want a stairwell like this when i get a house!

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ISO 640
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
For this picture the lighting was just that i really didn’t need to do much to do Zoe’s face justice. The vibrancy of the red dress really stood out against the brown stairwell. initially i wanted one of the ones with her and a suitcase, (P.S. for all those that got awesome pictures of her with it, i was the one who gave that to her! lol)
But i loved the lighting on her far e in this pone so much that i decided to change it to one!

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Bannack Ghost Town, Montana on 5/24/12

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added a dodge to the foreground and a burn to the background and sharpened the eyes. This image is not my edit post

So this was one of a pair of birds that were catching a break by a river near Rexburg. This one was checking his hair in the reflection of the water!! as i said in the other post, these birds looked out of place with their vibrant yellow breast, so i wanted to emphasize that and so i desaturated the rest of the picture. Amazing.
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At about 11 am on 5/4/12

Another super lucky shot of this very obliging bird. He sat very still for me as i caught him at a quiet moment in his day. he looked almost tropical and out of place, so i desaturated everything but him and his perch to create that feeling.f/6.3
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ISO 250
Around rexburg/St Anthony At 11:30 am

Another powerful image that spoke to me. I wanted to create a picture that showed how dependent all of these plants were to the sun, they point straight to it and we rant small enough to see that from this perspective.
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ISO 100
Rexburg, at 9:30 am

I took thins picture with a point and shoot camera in Newport Beach, California. I stood directly over the tide pool and blocked out the sun with my body and it was shining directly behind me. The colours needed only slight saturation and contrast to bring out what i saw. this is one of my most favorite photos.

My First Cinemagraph

THis is my first attempt at doing a cinema graph. Click on the picture to see it. Very amateur, but really cool. had some trouble with the colors, but thats just a small trick i have to figure out at some point. Feel free to comment!

The Idaho Ice age

This is the best of my ice images i shot using my point and shoot camera, this coming winter, i’m going to see what my Cannon Rebel t3i can do!

Large Print Photo

F/5.6     1/100   ISO  200

Taken on a really cold day with my Cannon T3i rebel.

An awesome composite Photo using a HDR background image by Caryn Esplin. I took the photo of myself using a tripod and a timer, with me sitting on the edge of my living room couch. I then blended things together to create shadows and texture and then HDR’d myself to match the same with the other picture

 

All of the original images by Caryn Esplin can be seen by visiting her blog on this link:

http://www.carynesplin.com/enter-hdr-portrait-contest/

 

Borders

F5.6
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Iso 800
At BYU-I under a tree.
This mushroom was poking out of the ground and i though it would make a good picture for something, so here it is! i used the history brush tool in photo shop as per tutorial #10 in the book to achieve this effect. then i added a simple border to constrain the image.

this was a combination image with a HDR sunset in the background, I tried to follow the instructions in the tutorial, but couldn’t quite get it right. It will look terrific once i do it again!

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ISO 800
Shot on BYU-I campus during a great moon rise on 6/1/12
For this image i went crazy with the history brush tool in Photoshop and made a mess of the picture and upped the saturation and sharpness in Camera Raw. I followed the tutorial for a border and title and added two border layer using the crop tool. After all that, i got this image which i’m quite happy with.

Original images

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ISO 100
Inside my house on 5/30/12
THis was a fun one to create, i used a flashlight to draw the balloons and then i added the colors to them in photoshop.

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ISO 1600
In my Garden at night, i want to redo this one to get a better night movement picture

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ISO 1600
Just off my road in Rexburg ID, around 11:30 pm
NOt a very good shot, but it shows a car driving past me.

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ISO 100
My house, 5/30.12 around midnight.
I set up this shot with a black background of cloth and then turned off all the lights and used a tiny flashlight to illuminate the flowers.this was the color of the flowers, i’m not sure if the flower shop dyes them, but they were really cool colours!

Tim is Awesome

These are the best images i think i was able to capture on our field trip to the ghost town of Bannack Montana. The experience will stay with my whole life, it was a very eerie place which left me with a feeling of sombre awe. I felt the lives of the people who lived there so long ago, and i appreciate the scarifies they have made to help me be more grateful for the life of technology and convenience that i lead today. May they rest in peace.

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ISO 100
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
For this picture i brought two images into photshop and composited Sarah on the stairway image. I burned the edges and brought the saturation dawn to give the whole image a gloomy dead feel. Then i simple clone stamped her onto it and faded the opacity in gradually.

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ISO 2500
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot stood out to me as i was walking by it. It just looked like a small tree stuck in a window. I though of a bonsai or something when i saw it.
I ran it through the HDR process to bring out the details of the wood and tree.

HDR shot, multiple exposure and shutter speeds.Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
I LOVE this picture, i think it might be my favorite picture so far. The colors and the sky are amazing. The wood of the house stands out so amazingly against the backdrop of the sky that HDR has become my new favorite medium for photo editing.

f/5.6
1/125
ISO 3200
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
The lighting of this picture was PERFECT! my baby, Keenan, was running around everywhere and i had to chase him around like crazy to get the right angle and the right amount of light on him to create this portrait type image. The background was perfect for his little outfit and everything about this was ideal. i couldn’t duplicate this again if i tried!

f/4.0
1/20
ISO 640
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This is one of the few pictures i was able to get of Sarah in her red dress that turned out ok. She was in the right light with a fill light on one side. I added a burned edge to create some focus and didn’t crop the door out because i really liked the side shot effect it made.

f/22
1/13
ISo 2000
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot was cool. I had experimented with the doorknob in the way before Sarah got there and i really wanted to keep it in a shot with her. I took the picture and after looking at it later, i realized that this would make a really cool ghost shot. So i cropped it a bit and made it a really stand out with a vignette and brought down the saturation to show the drabness of it all.

HDR image with multiple exposures and shutter speeds.Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This was a shot of the old school house. The clouds are my favorite part of this one. I went to the eye catching effect when i processed this one to bring out the brightness of the school and the contrast of the clouds

HDR image with multiple exposures and shutter speeds.Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot ended up being my second favorite HDR because of the creamy smooth effect that it leaves you with. Like the other house, the colors are vibrant enough to make the ordinary extraordinary. The highlights and lowlights in this picture make me happy! i want a stairwell like this when i get a house!

f/4.0
1/100
ISO 100
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
This shot was a great moment. I told Sarah to look as if she’d been waiting there for a while. She did a good job of that! lol, i overlaid this image with a rusted car door shot and it gives everything a sort of scaly, reptilian look to it, which i ended up liking a lot.

f/5.6
1/60
ISO 1600
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
Sarah got into this dress and just worked it! the background of the browns against the greens really pulls us into the image with its contrast.

f/4.0
1/20
ISO 640
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
For this picture the lighting was just that i really didn’t need to do much to do Zoe’s face justice. The vibrancy of the red dress really stood out against the brown stairwell. initially i wanted one of the ones with her and a suitcase, (P.S. for all those that got awesome pictures of her with it, i was the one who gave that to her! lol)
But i loved the lighting on her far e in this pone so much that i decided to change it to one!

f/5.6
1/125
ISO 1600
Taken in Bannack Ghost Town, Montana 5/24/12
THis is Thane. He is awesome. the end! lol. anyway, i changed some things up in camera raw. I wanted the old vintage look to go along with the period costume and gun. I added a lot of grain to make that clear.