Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wyoming State Capitol

Just a test of the direct link from Picasa 3 to Blogger by Google. This picture was taken a month or so ago for a newsletter assignment.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Architectural Photography

Here's a sample of a wide-angle photograph of a local bank. Good photography can help sell or advertise your property. It requires the right knowledge and equipment. You don't want the stright lines of the building to be curved or the building to look like it is falling over backwards.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Image Restoration

An author had some pictures of a local business from way back (my guess is they were taken with a 4x5 press camera). They were actually reproductions of pictures in frames. Some of the images showed cracks and all had fading, low contrast and spots. Some were too dark on one side and too light on the other. Fortunately, with some skill and Photoshop CS3, I was able to bring the images back to life. At the author's request they were Sepia toned prior to printing 14" x 11" for display. Here is one before and after, to see more, goto

Thursday, November 6, 2008


The tactile sense can be imparted through an image. Like most images, it's the light (quality, intensity and direction) that controls the success of the image. This image, Autumn Leaves (a great song), was created on a cloudy day, so the light was diffused with some direction, but not intense. That provided sufficient definition so the concrete texture could be seen without it being stark (like it would be in direct sun light). The lone leaf is about in the 'rule of thirds' position. I intensified the saturation of the leaves just a bit to make them 'pop' out of the image.