Wednesday, October 22, 2008

photos are back!

 I finally had some time today to play around with Photoshop and get watermarks on some of the pictures I took yesterday in the mountains.
I really like Photoshop, although I'm still learning how to use it.  I think I need to pick up a Photoshop for Mac for Dummies book.  While I'm at it, I should get a Using the Pentax k100D for Dummies.  It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday, but not too sunny because of a few clouds, and I still over-exposed I don't know how many shots.
 
Well, here are a few of the decent ones. 
 
This was the cabin we "hiked" to.  It was only about o.5 miles from where we parked the car and it took about an hour and a half to do the round trip.  Good thing we didn't go to the waterfalls that were 2.5 miles.   
 
 
 
Just a tree in a field...
 
 
The only reason this shot isn't more overexposed than it is is because of the overhanging branches.  The other shots I took the mountains are barely visible.
 
 
And a river runs through it....
 
 
 
Really tall, over exposed trees....  I like the angle of this one, though.  It's a neat perspective.
 
 
The same river runs through it....
 
 
I took a whole series of this little spot in the river.  I was playing with the shutter speed, trying to get that soft look of the water flowing.  This one was the best of the bunch.  I imagine it would work better if I took pictures of an actual waterfall and not a tiny rapid.
 
 
There are old churches where we went yesterday; 200+ years old.  I like playing with the light coming in windows and took several shots of this, too.  I couldn't quite capture the image the way I wanted to, though.  I have another series of shots I tried taking in a different church yesterday, but those were just worthless...  Good thing the camera is digital.  
 
 
I really like the peek of fall color through this window.  
 
 
More fall color...
 
 
One of the few decent landscape shots from yesterday...
 
 
I just liked this one.
 
  

4 comments:

captainslack said...

This is the book you need for the K100D:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=magic+lantern+pentax+k100d&x=0&y=0

I have it's bigger brother, the K10D. Excellent camera! And you can use all of Pentax's older lenses without too much difficulty.

Kool Aid said...

You're always looking out for me! Thanks for the reference, I'll be checking it out.

Anonymous said...

GREAT PIXS--LOVED THE WATER SHOT..DGl captainslack--Dave maybe??

Kool Aid said...

Nope, an old friend from college from the early years.