Category Photography

Merged Time Lapse, Cloud Trails or Cloud Painting?

February 10, 2014 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

Merged Timelapse, Cloud Trails, Cloud Painting…call it what you will (because I don’t think there’s an official name for this technique yet, although I think ‘cloud painting’ is one that is used the most) is an interesting technique.  Of course it’s one of those photographic techniques that you either love or hate.

I attempted some test shots yesterday around my yard.  This time of year we have a terrible view of sunset blocked by a lot of trees but the clouds fairly high up in the sky picked up some color so I set up the 50D with Magic Lantern installed, set the intervalometer to one image every six seconds and did about 30 exposures.  I used the program Startrails.exe (find it here, it’s free: LINK)  to stack all of the images so I didn’t have to do it by hand in Photoshop (although t...

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2013 Photography  No comments


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Great Smokey Mountains National Park Part 2

October 3, 2013 PhotographyWildlife Photography  No comments

I know I’ve been a little lax in posting to my blog but I wanted to share with you some of the photos from my trip to the Smokey Mountains.  With the recent government shutdowns, it is one of the many National Parks that have closed temporarily (see info HERE).  I had hopes of visiting the Smokies during fall this year as well, but due to our personal scheduling and funds I’m not going to go…although, it would be nice to know if it was actually OPEN to visit!  I can’t imagine all of the people who plan out their trips a year in advance, booking flights, rental cars, hotel rooms…only to find out that they can’t visit the park.


This was a beautiful buck we saw in Cades Cove.  Cades Cove is usually pretty packed with tourists….sometimes it can even get bumper to bumper in there...

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free DxO FilmPack for a limited time

October 2, 2013 Free DownloadsPhotography  No comments

I’m not sure how long this program will be free so grab it now….HERE

*be sure to check your spam folder for your activation code, that’s where mine ended up.


Below are two images of my Great Dane….the first image is how I processed it in Photoshop and the second image (in black and white) is after I took the image into DxO and used one of the black and white film presets on it.

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