Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Panoramic Article published

I am happy to announce that Mark Goldstein, the Editor of  Photography Blog  in England, has published my article discussing how to create beautiful panoramic photographs!  I hope you'll take a moment to click on the Photography Blog link and read my article and share it with your friends and family as well.

The article, which contains many of my architectural and landscape panoramas as examples, has step-by-step instructions with screenshots of the individual actions you need to take in photoshop to stitch together and then complete your panoramas. 

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Best wishes everyone and have a great day!  Cindy

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sushi for lunch. . .

I was in the mood for a little food photography this morning, so I picked up some Sushi for my lunch and photographed it first!  The first photo is of Japanese Avocado and Vegetable Rolls, and the second is of Brown Rice and Salmon/Avocado Sushi.  (Hint:  I didn't actually drink Sake with my lunch, but it looked nice as a still life. . .)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In search of the elusive Monarch. . .

A couple of mornings ago, I drove out to Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, to try to find the last of the Monarch Butterflies before they head off to parts Western.  One of my fondest dreams is to someday see their wintering grounds in Mexico or California, where they cluster so thickly on the tree trunks it looks as though the trunks are blossoming.  I had a great time, however, haring around after 15-20 of these beauties as they flitted from cluster to cluster of New England Aster. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunset at Bug Light

Last night, when I left my home to photograph South Portland, Maine's iconic Bug Light, there was hardly a cloud in the sky.  But by the time I made to the tiny lighthouse, a lot of beautiful ones had rolled in.  Sunset was very pretty indeed! 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Senior Portrait Shoot

Last Sunday, I spent a really fun hour doing a Senior Portrait session with Gabe.  He had some really good ideas for the pictures, one of which was to include him with his violin, as he is an amazing violinist/musician.  We decided on a more "edgy" urban look to the photos, rather than a "pretty" bucolic setting.  So we started at one of Portland's graffiti walls, behind ASYLUM, the dance club, and moved on to my favorite of the two places (although it was hard to choose,) the very narrow alley between two buildings on Exchange Street.  I used my ultrawide lens to get a really interesting look for him.  The top left and bottom right shots are both HDRs, or High Dynamic Range photography: three separate exposures, bracketed to expose best for highlights, midtones and shadows and then combined together using a program called Photomatix.  It made for a couple of dramatic, gritty shots that really make Gabe look great! 


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