Stuff and Things…













Hey guys!  This week I worked on a few different things, some of which won’t be on this blog post.

Last weekend I took photos at the Cougar Bay Nature Conservancy.  I was able to get some pretty nice photos, even though on my laptop screen they are showing up horribly.  Anyway, I went through some of them, doing some nice touch ups, but that is not what I really want to show to you guys.

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Anyway, this was basically what I did last year except that, well, I tried it again.


I did it to the best sunset one I had.  Before this, though, I increasing the shadows to basically pitch black.  This lets the focus be on the sky rather than having detail everywhere, detracting from the intended focus.  I used the Palette Knife tool and turned up the saturation.

Here it is:



There is also this really cool abandoned bulldozer there at the Nature Conservancy.  I decided to try it on one of the shots of it


Then, I tried blending them together to get this interesting arrangement:



I like it.  It almost seems like it is summarizing the Nature Conservancy.  It seems to have a little mystery, too, with the faint red sunset showing right above the trees and mountains.  Really a rather cool piece.


Also, I am currently working on colorizing this photo of Wallace, Idaho from the fire in the 1890s:

using this:

Stay tuned!


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