Sunday, April 29, 2007

Yellowstone Colors

One of the most surreal landscapes I know, Yellowstone National Park is a photographer's dream.

Grand Prismatic Intricacy

A view of the largest hot spring in the United States: Grand Prismatic Spring.

Clepsydra Geyser Permutations

This sunset image is a composite of multiple long-time exposures of an erupting geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

A Pair of Cuties

Spotted Towhee (water added)

House Sparrow

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Illustrative Renderings

Lately I've been experimenting with a hybrid post-processing approach that creates images that are part photograph and part illustration, almost as if one of those old architectural renderings. I find a number of different tools can really help implement the feel I am going for, such as the faked water reflection I used in my previous golden pond post. Here's one that is more on the side of a photograph to preserve the natural color and beauty of a Great Blue Heron-- but layered in is a combination of LucisArt and a variety of Photoshop steps to give the look of a rendering to some extent as well.

The effect really comes into its own when viewed large (click on the image for a larger view).

Great Brr Heron

And here is one more strongly on the illustration/architectural rendering side...

Ammons Hall, Colorado State University

Monday, April 02, 2007

Cottonwood on (fake) Golden Pond

The water was simulated to add an element of depth to the image, hope you enjoy.