Oct 312009


They all have a different look.  Here is a set in from Fallon, Nevada.  A very old abandoned home.  In this first shot I pushed the saturation and Vibrance.  Getting the blue hues in the shadows and the deep red on the window screens.


The Black and White is a simple conversion in Silver Efex Pro.


And this one is the same as the Black and White but did a gradation on the first layer (background).   Erased through the third layer (Silver Efex Pro) to the second layer (original saturated color layer).  I also put a shadow on the title.

 Posted by at 10:37 PM
Oct 302009

BuckfamilyDeer often find solace, security and dinner in local alfalfa fields.  If you had guns pointing at you once a year your place of rest would probably where guns aren’t allowed.  This family definitely wanted to keep me at a great distance.  The fall colors and very late lighting offered some punch to the photograph.

 Posted by at 8:58 PM
Oct 282009

ScarymessFallon, Nevada – the Oasis in the desert.  And the home of some old scary buildings.  This place is real scary.  Literally.  I am not sure who owned or owns this place but…….

Look at it.   WOW!  What a mess.  Kinda looks like my kitchen if my wife is gone or sick for more than a day!

 Posted by at 10:42 PM
Oct 262009


Sorry I couldn’t resist the artsy look on this one.   Shot so many cactus that I had to push the limit.

 Posted by at 8:57 PM
Oct 252009


What a beautiful Sunday!  Temps are just right.  Colors are even better. Took this shot just after church in east Bntfl. just off Bntfl. Blvd.

 Posted by at 4:43 PM
Oct 232009

azwaspLast night when I was on a walk with Tara I photographed this beautifully colored wasp.   This trip I did not carry all my gear that I usually carry, i.e macro flash, etc.  Now I somewhat regret it.  The lighting was really flat.  I could have created more contrast with the background if I had my flash.  Oh well.  Still have a record of a unique insect.    Shot with Nikon D3 and through the 105 f/2.8 macro lens.  I don’t have the rest of the metadata with me but I do know that the ISO was 3200.  Truly amazing technology these days…thanks NIKON!

 Posted by at 3:45 PM