Visualizng the Edge of Light

An “edge of light” is where sunlight meets shadow....Being able to “see” that ahead of time is what Ansel Adams called “pre visualization” even though the term is redundant. In any case being able to visualize the results before you snap the shutter is one of the most important skills a photographer can develop.

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Into the Eye of the Sun

When I photograph birds I am always looking for lighting conditions and situations that will make the images a little more interesting and dramatic.  I am always looking for backlight, sidelight and edge of light situations.  Read the blog to get some tips and techniques for making better silhouette images.

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26 Feb

A Fight to Remember!

...We walked about 40 yards up the road passing cars just left in the roadway, cars off to the side of the road, it looked like something out of a disaster film. And then we came upon a crowd of about 100- 150 people all standing on one side of the road, while just across the roadway these two moose were going head to head in a display of dominance...There must have 7 rows of people ahead of me and there was no way to fight my way through the crowd to take pictures.  I kept moving left and right looking for any opening to slip into but none were to be found. 

To read the whole story and see more images read this blog entry.

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Processing HDR Image with Merge to 32 bit Plug In

Last night we had a good sunset, so I finished my powerwalk down by the river.

...Here are the pictures and a little video on how I process my HDR images in Lightroom using the Merge to 32 bit plug in from

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