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

Vista House at Crown Point

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

This picture was shot on a tripod with five exposures (-4..-2..0..+2..+4EV). 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 sky. Curve adjustment to increase the overall contrast. 1 layer mask in soft light mode at 50% gray, using brush tool to lighten and darken some areas of the image, to bring out details. Used Nik Sharpener Pro to sharpen image.

A closer up shot of Vista House. There were lots of people at Vista House. Some, like myself, were waiting for sunset. Presented in full HDR!

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.

Jun 11

BW Hwy 128

Posted by peter | Posted in Landscape | Posted on 11-06-2010

Off Hwy 128 about 30 miles from Moab. Beautiful scenic road by side of Colorado Rive

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.