Saturday, December 31, 2011
This is a male Downey Woodpecker. No surprise there. It was one of the better photos I got from the ID snaps I took for reference on for birds I didn't know. From today's session I learned about various Vireos and the Ruby Crowned Kinglet. The Kinglet actually bent over and showed me his red crest! It's an odd looking photo but perhaps I'll post it tomorrow.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I was incredibly lucky to be able to be there on the one day of the month the tour was scheduled and to have the time, in a small tour group, to take plenty of photos. I was also fortunate to have a brilliant, sunny day, which gave me such stark images when shooting up into the light.
In post, I adjusted Levels just a tiny bit toward blue. And cropped until I liked the flow of the shot. Otherwise, this is as I saw it that day. A tad dark, though, so perhaps it won't be a long-term favorite. But for now, yum!
Posted by Linda Heinsohn at 2:48 PM
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Shooting directly into the sun turned this into a natural silhouette. I emphasized my nearly colorless photo in post by asking Photoshop to tone down the reddish brown elements.
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Friday, December 23, 2011
I did a bit of prodding with individual RGB levels adjustments to bring back the color I remembered from yesterday. The big 'S' curve in the photo was the juice of the shot but it was hard for me to narrow it down while shooting since it was such a large tidal area and I liked so much of what I saw. With three non-photographers waiting for me in the car, I took as many shots as I dared then used the crop tool today to put the 'S' curve into the framing I liked most.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Taborgrass, is for beginning and intermediate Bluegrass players in Portland who want to improve their skills or learn another instrument.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
These flickers have captured my imagination, though. They stay year 'round here in Portland and will nest in our yard if we provide a house for them. When they fly, their entire under wing is crimson! Shot through the window screening on a cloudy day with my old Canon Rebel XT. Post in Photoshop Elements 9.
Posted by Linda Heinsohn at 2:19 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Yoga Bhoga over on Water Avenue in Portland. Leigh's yin class is stress reducing and pain relieving. She teaches using a light and gentle manner but offers lots of encouragement and support. I snapped this moment of calm between classes as I was leaving Monday evening. Yoga Bhoga has interesting and unusual classes, I think, such as flying yoga and sleeping yoga as well as ones you're used to hearing about—hatha and vinyasa.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Monday, December 5, 2011
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Made this composition in my photomontage class for a created background assignment. We had to take an image of our choosing, duplicate it, flip it, then run it through the blending modes. I used a macro shot of the glass orb lamp bases I made last year at Hotel DeLuxe in Portland. (Great hotel, btw! They have yummy, yummy martinis at Gracie's bar.) You can see the original photo below. I loved the natural light reflecting and distorting through the orbs as well as the soft sand colors of the drapery on a cloudy day. And I spent an hour or so in my hotel room happily making other variations on this shot. The blended photomontage with difference mode is quite a thing to look at, isn't it! I love it!
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