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Monday, June 29, 2015

Photoshop's new Dehaze filter

I felt really ill the last week, it's the chemo not the cancer, so didn't get out and passed up a prearranged photo op as well.  Instead I played with some old images and tried out Lightroom and Photoshop's new dehaze filter.  This image was shot in 2004 with a Pentax Optio 555 6mp pocket camera on a vacation on Haida Gwaii.  Obviously with a camera like this no polarizing filter was used, so used the dehaze to clean up some of the hazy like reflections on the water.  That done in Lightroom then into photoshop where I applied Topaz Detail through the filter menu.  I did that on a layer so I could mask out all but the water and pebbles in the water to give the image that polarized look.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Abandoned Church

This is a log built church that has obviously been decommissioned ...still in sound condition and the tin roof suggests it was in service not too long ago.  Shot this and the other frames as the sun was setting.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Huble Homestead

Huble Homestead is a step back in time to when trappers, miners and settlers worked and shared the land. During the early-to-mid 1900s the settlement played an important role in the movement of goods and as a trading post. Today, the homestead is a popular historical destination in the Giscome Regional Park located north of Prince George, BC, Canada.
Established in 1989, the 54 acre park includes the Huble Homestead and the many pioneer buildings plus the Giscome Heritage Trail. A historic trail which starts just outside the entrance of the homestead and once served as the main transportation link used by pioneers and First Nation people connecting to the Summit Lake area.



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fishey lens

I have just ordered this fish eye lens.  8mm, 180 degree angle of view (will have to watch to ensure my feet or the tripod legs are not in the frame).

I was inspired to make this purchase by some images made by a friend of mine that shoots a Pentax 10-17 fisheye.  I am looking forward to some fun photos with this extreme angle of view.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Boreal Chickadee

Just picked up a Gitzo Mountaineer GT3542L Carbon Fiber Tripod, I have been coveting one for a while now.  We are in that time of year called break-up ...the lawn is still half covered in snow. flowers are not blooming and generally messy to get around.   These guys stay around all winter and provided some opportunity to try out my new tripod. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friendly neighborhood fox

This fellow comes around  quite frequently. However, I am usually at work or it's late and dark.  This morning, being a Saturday, I was having breakfast a bit later and saw him trotting up the road toward our house.  My wife fed his some breakfast as well and I was able to get some shots of him.