This week, I conducted an Elements 10 class explaining Layer Masks and showing the fun things you can create with them. This Cicada was one of the textured images I showed. I photographed this Cicada on concrete and then added two textures. Very easy and I think he looks great 🙂
I love this statue and photographed it from several angles before I finally settled on this one. I liked it because it included the bell at the entrance of Tlaquepaque. (You can find more of my images on Google Plus)
Photographers know that light is the most important ingredient in a successful photograph. Training yourself to see it, though, takes a lot of practice for most people…including me. Doorways, such as these at Tlaquepaque, are great subjects late in the day. You might not see just how much light is being reflected on the other side but always shoot because you might be surprised! That was the case for me in these two photos. Hope your photography is full of surprises 🙂
Every year, Sedona’s Los Abrigados hotel puts on a spectacular light display called Red Rock Fantasy to benefit local charities. Last night, we experienced the best display ever! As you can see, I prefer shaking and/or zooming my camera at the lights. The varying movement of the lights is controlled by the direction I move my camera. No tripod. ISO ranged from 200 to 800 with shutterspeeds from 1/8th sec to 3 seconds. To see more images, check my Holiday Album on Google Plus. Fun 🙂
A shot from Tlaquepaque Shopping Village in Sedona. I challenged myself to do some architecture which is definitely a struggle for me! For more images, check my Google+ page. If you don’t see the post, just click on “photos”, see all albums and look for Arizona.
You might find a red Maple leaf here and there but Sedona’s fall color is pretty much done. I had a great time and really look forward to next year!
I’ve spent 10 days camping next to Oak Creek and now it’s time to go home…darn. Here’s a parting shot from Oak Creek which is just steps from my campsite. This campground is so popular, I just made reservations for next fall! (I wanted to be sure to get a spot on Oak Creek). Fall color or not, I can’t wait 🙂 See more of my Sedona fall photos on my G+ page. gplus.to/ezpixels
By the time we got to Pumphouse Wash this morning, it was in the mid 30s so we were hoping to find more frost. There wasn’t much but to make up for it, there was ice on the puddles! I don’t have any experience shooting it but I did manage to get a couple of images to work including this one.