Aug 10

Highland Scenic Highway

Posted by peter | Posted in Nature Photos | Posted on 10-08-2010

Highland Scenic Highway, Route 150, National Scenic Byway, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA

Jul 04

North Fork Road Scenic

Posted by peter | Posted in Nature Photos | Posted on 04-07-2010

Along the North Fork Road
Glacier National Park

It was rainy and cool today. We got up at 4 a.m. planning to get first light at Logan’s Pass, but the road construction had the Going to the Sun Road closed until 7 a.m. so we turned around and took a more remote drive up the Inside Road from Fish Creek to Polebridge. No bears. :-( But we always stop at the Polebridge Mercantile to pick up some focaccia bread. :-) This was a misty, rainy view along the North Fork Road as we returned to Columbia Falls.

Jun 25

Scenic Stream

Posted by peter | Posted in HDR, Nature Photos | Posted on 25-06-2010

This scenic stream flows through the town of Hermann, next to one of the larger wineries. Considering one of the trees is standing in water, it’s obvious the stream isn’t usually this high. This is HDR processed.

Jun 25

Scenic Utah

Posted by peter | Posted in Landscape, Nature Photos | Posted on 25-06-2010

An arch seen at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. After overnight rain, those mountains had a lot of fresh snow on them.

May 02

autumn nature scenic phots

Posted by peter | Posted in HDR, Landscape, Nature Photos | Posted on 02-05-2010

Hello everyone, I’m sorry for not updating site for while I will try to update it more often, but I’m very busy these days I prepared photos for future posts, and until that and more updates enjoy in these ones.

Apr 29

Columbia River Gorge from Portland

Posted by peter | Posted in HDR, Landscape, Nature Photos | Posted on 29-04-2010

This picture was shot on a tripod with three exposures (-2..0..+2EV). I used Photomatix to create the HDR with tone mapping and detail enhanced. I increased the overall saturation with Hue/Saturation in Photoshop. 1 layer mask to increase color and contrast in the sunrise sky. Curve adjustment to increase the overall contrast. Some dodging and burning to bring out details. Used Nik Sharpener Pro to sharpen image.

Classic view of the Columbia River and Vista House on Crown Point from Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint at sunrise. Presented in full HDR!

Mar 31

Cloud escape

Posted by peter | Posted in Nature Photos, Winter | Posted on 31-03-2010

It’s been a while once again since I last posted an image, so here is something from last summer. This year will be less active for me, as I’m working on my thesis and handling work + family. Anyway, I’ll try to be active when I can!

This was shot by the sea near Porvoo as the sun was setting on a lovely summer evening. I used my Lee 0.9 ND and 0.9 GND for this, to get some slight cloud motion in the sky. The final shot is from a single raw, no HDR. Take care and thaks for looking!

Mar 23

Braes of Achnahaird, the Far North West of Scotland

Posted by peter | Posted in Landscape, Nature Photos | Posted on 23-03-2010

One I prepared earlier as the saying goes .. from our holiday back in September, in the far North, near Achiltibuie, by the Summer Isles.

This region has many Artist’s studios, and small wonder, because the light here is pretty outstanding, ….. on a good day, like when I captured this. There are many hues in the grasses and mosses on the extremely wet moorland, and in September, the purple of the heather is in contrast to the reds, golds and greens. Blue skies can be elusive…..but they don’t compliment this region, where austerity becomes the attraction. You need mood to compliment the savagery of the weather and primeval landscape here with some drama, as here with the sunbeams breaking through, and a few patches of light, acting as a spotlight upon the scene.
Watch the wind in the grasses and experience poetry in motion.
Mix in the sound of Curlew and Golden Plover and you have food for the Gods !!

Mar 22

Scenic Canyon

Posted by peter | Posted in Landscape, Nature Photos | Posted on 22-03-2010

The first time I saw this magnificent canyon I wondered if it was a National Park. As a young man from the American Midwest, I was surprised to find it wasn’t. I’ve been here a hundred times since and still wonder why it isn’t. I have several photos from here to share, this one is HDR processed.

Mar 10

Near Bliss

Posted by peter | Posted in Flowers, Landscape, Nature Photos, Summer | Posted on 10-03-2010

Taken 3.33 miles from the original location of “Bliss”, the Windows XP wallpaper.

I had planned to get a shot from the bliss location even though it is now all grapevines, but when using Google Earth, I had incorrectly estimated the direction of the original shot. When I arrived the sun was not in a favorable position and the sky was boring gray clouds beyond the landscape. So, while waiting for the sun to move and the clouds to change I did a bit of exploring in the nearby area and was able to get many shots in directions where the sky was better. Unfortunately the sky got progressively worse and I abandoned the effort to photograph an updated “Bliss” during this trip.