Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lightroom 6 features

Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 RAW HDR

Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 Hidden Gems

 Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 RAW Panoramas

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Images In Light

Yosemite Dogwood Bloom

Image: 5D Mk III, EF 70-200 f4 L IS, 160mm, f5.6, 1/250 sec, hand held, on the tree.

The Dogwoods are blooming in Yosemite valley as of 4/18/2015, by the hundreds, a great time to visit, they should be working their way in to higher elevations over the next week, still time to go and see this beautiful spectacle.


Glacier Point also opened early this year due to low snow pack.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Convergance: Canon XC10

Canon introduces a 4K video/Stills camera

Key specs
  • 4K video
  • 12mp stills
  • 1" CMOS sensor
  • LP-E6 battery (same as 5D and 7D)
  • fixed F2.8-5.6 image stabilized lens equivalent to 27.3-273mm for videos and 24.1-241mm for stills.
  • Rotating grip and tilt LCD
  • MSRP of $2499


Images In Light

Friday, April 3, 2015

Incidental Black and White

The Bay Bridge: 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8 II L

Its not always easy to see in black and white, I use my iPhone 6 sometimes for visualizing what a scene may look like in black and white, when I set it to B and W it is a very useful tool for that.

The City by the Bay image above was a super high contrast scene that had little color other than the very bright sun, it made an ideal setting for black and white photography. My initial thought was to wait for sunset and shoot a low light scene, but this light presented itself to me, so I walked down the bank until the bridge blocked the sun and revealed the the beams that where initially hidden by the veiling glare of the bright sun.

Metering in live view helped to reduce the contrast so I could reveal detail in the bridge and still have the light beams highlighted on the city.

Another image I didn't originally see in B and W. I like both
the color and the B and W versions.

More Black and White images here