Archive for the ‘Photoshopped’ Category

Blacksmithing Tools

I went to Old Sturbridge Village last month with John’s photography class’s field trip, which was only my second time there, despite being born next door. (Well, next town over, at least.) We’ve also upgraded our picture-filing software from Picasa to LightRoom, as Picasa tended to hang up a bit. LightRoom also will do photo processing, which I used on this one. I like a lot of the features in LightRoom, though I really need to start working more with it to take full advantage, as John does.

Blacksmithing Tools

Monument, Moon, and Marines

John and I returned from a visit to Washington DC last week, where we were fortunate to be on the Mall as the full moon rose behind the Washington Monument. Even more fortunate to see Marine One delivering the President back to the White House. (We had also seen it pick him up at the White House after we were able to tour the inside.)

Monument, Moon, and Marines

Snowy Lock

Remember when it snowed a couple weeks ago? Ah, the memories…

Snowy Lock

Fishing House

One of the offices for a day-trip fishing company in Provincetown. Effect done with a Poster Edges layer in Photoshop…as I love the Poster Edges layer.

Fishing House

Self-Portrait at Buttermilk Falls

I was almost tempted to crop my foot out. Aside from that, I just did a couple adjustments when I converted it from RAW…does that means I can call this “as shot”?

Self-Portrait at Buttermilk Falls

Before Turning Around

John and I visited Ithaca for the first time this weekend. I went to college there, and I really love that place. We didn’t have much time to spend, so we went to Buttermilk Falls State Park, one of the first places I went to myself. We hiked about 1/3 mile up the gorge trail, and got to here before turning around. Who wouldn’t love this place?

Before Turning Around

Frog Prince

When I took this picture, I wanted the frog to be the focus. When I was working on it, I couldn’t do anything to get him not to be the focus. This made me happy. :)

Taken inside the New Hampshire building at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E), Springfield MA.

Frog Prince

I Can See My House!

What flying used to be like in the good old days when men would dress up in suits and use their film cameras to take pictures of things that probably wouldn’t come out. Especially not when he had the flash turned on. Taken at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

I Can See My House!

Washington Monument at Sunset

John and I have returned from our trip to Washington DC, which seemed a lot less crowded than last year. The Washington Monument was closed for safety after the unusual earthquake around DC on August 23rd, so at least it made sense that there wasn’t anyone there. Though I did notice while working on this one that I happened to catch John as he was taking pictures himself.

The sunset is mostly real…I did do a little tweaking of the colors in a new layer, then did a Linear Dodge blend. It was quite dramatic, so that top layer is set to 70% opacity.

Washington Monument at Sunset

Spring Concert

And yes, it was cold enough that he needed a sweater. Which I totally love, by the way!

These concert pictures were taken using the zoom without a flash. I thought they looked good on Wednesday, but between then and now they became all noisy. I blame the eclipse. That’s usually when I turn things into art prints, or at the very least put them into black and white. I did try sepia, but the black and white (at 65% opacity) looked much better. I like how you can still see hints of the reds behind the kids.

Ethan's Spring Concert