Here’s a painterly image I created from a photo I took of our California Oaks. There is nothing quite like the smell of Oak trees! They definitely remind me of home.
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I haven’t been out to take pictures in forever. I took three bracketed photos and worked it up in Photomatix and then Photoshop after that. It was fun working on the image and I hope you like it. 🙂
Hopefully I’ll get back behind the camera more regularly soon!
Normally I don’t post two images in one day; however, I couldn’t resist posting because I FINALLY got out of the house for a brief time today for a ride! I already knew of this pickup truck and its location having seen it before, so I knew where I wanted to go before we left the house. Upon arrival I looked at my subject matter eagerly as I slowly got out of the car, hobbled over with my tripod and photographed it, lol. Thank you to my handsome assistant for carrying my gear that long 10′ walk from the car. 🙂
For those of you who wondered what I did: I shot it with my 10-24mm lens by taking 3 bracketed photos @ f/8 (1/125, 1/250, 1/500s). I merged them into Photomatix Pro and after I decided on some settings I brought it into PSCC where I created a low key image and masked it over the original and used varying brush opacities to expose what I wanted. After that, I added some light here and there and a light leak.
Man that was fun. I sure miss taking photos!