Half Dome in Sepia

Posted July 6th, 2012 by   |  Photography, Software, Travel  |  Permalink

One of the hardest things to do in photography is take compelling shots at mid-day. Last week, I was traveling from Mono Lake California through Yosemite National Park, and we crested Tioga Pass right around 12pm. The weather was “severe clear,” which means there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Terrible for landscape photography.

 

Half Dome in Sepia

Half Dome in Sepia

At this viewpoint of Half Dome, I felt compelled to take a photo, even though the lighting was difficult. In order to make the shot somewhat useable, I perfumed a bit of post-processing in software. My first step was to open the image in Lightroom 4 and increase detail in the shadows. Next, was to send the photo to Nik Color Efex Pro 4 using the Detail Extractor filter. Finally, I sent the photo to Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and applied this slight sepia coloring to the image.

The moral of the story is that when the weather is severe clear, the solution just might be black and white!





Two wonderful days in Yosemite

Posted April 11th, 2010 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink

Our photography group took a break from photographing wildlife models in Mariposa and headed over for some amazing photography in Yosemite National Park. The light was stunning and we came away with some incredible landscape images. Enjoy.

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View.

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View.

Upper Yosemite Falls.

Upper Yosemite Falls.

Upper Yosemite Falls.

Upper Yosemite Falls.

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Mirror Lake.

Granite reflections.

Granite reflections.





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