Sunday, May 07, 2006

Bride Flowers


Bride Flowers
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
and now you have the combination. bride and groom through the flowers. extranous people cut out and some color added to the pic. one other thing i might do to this would be to blur the flowers a little. whatcha think?

flowers1


flowers1
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
now here is the second original. some flowering tree which is actually across the street from me.

Whats so Funny


Whats so Funny
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
ok...here is the first original. just a pic. at a wedding of the bride and groom outside having a laugh.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Colors of Spring


Well, I finally got out a little today and took some pics. It was such a beautiful day here in Baltimore that I guess I was in a SSSPPPRRiiinnnggg mood. Judging from the photos I took it appears that I wanted some color in my life. I will post more tomorrow, as well as put them on flickr, but here is a taste of what I saw right around my house.
j

Saturday, April 15, 2006

225 bw


225 bw
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
Here is a photo that I took the other day. The original can be seen at my flickr site. I really liked the shadows and the way the lighting fell on Sanders face. In addition to this I also played with this pic and you can see those there as well. While you are looking, take a look at the photo of the flowering tree. I adjusted and played with this one also.
j.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Angel After


Angel After
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
Yeah...back again, to see the before pic visit my photos at flickr. This is obviously another pic of Angel. This along with another photo of Kara both before and after have been posted today(41006). Go look...let me know what you think.
j.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

angel1 copy


angel1 copy
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
Here is a photo of one of my family members you haven't seen much of. This pic has been played with a little. I have bumped up the saturation, hue, contrast, and adjusted the levels. I am pleased with the way this turned out. Comments?

Monday, March 13, 2006

Berries original


_MG_0158
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
Straight from the camera. See below for the adjustments.

Berries


berries tree
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
Again, this is the adjusted photo. Boosted saturation, red and green saturation, levels corrected and brought out the contrast a little.

Bandit


IMG_0175
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
This is the original of the photo below. See that post for the adjustments made.

bandit


bandit
Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
This is the same pic worked over a little in ps9. First the original was adjusted for brightness/contrast, levels, and finally hue/saturation. Then I cut out Bandit from the pic. and used a filter on the original to get the effect you see here.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Dakota


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Originally uploaded by soapmaker892.
This is one of the first pics with my new lens and the 20D. The lens is the Canon
70-200mm.F4 L USM. All the the pics in the flickr site in the folder "Dakota" were taken with this lens. They have been uploaded warts and all. Straight from the camera to the internet. For the most part I was very pleased with my first experience with this lens. I did experience some of the same problems that others have talked about. The main problem is that the lens has a nice weight to it and at full zoom can be hard to hold still. As an old slr former professional photographer I of course disregarded these warnings feeling that I knew how to hold the camera and for the most part could be more steady then those writing were. Well I had in my opinion mixed results. Some of the pics are razor sharp..this one for instance...and others are so-so. But on balance the first learning experience went well. Now on to photoshop. I didn't have the greatest weather, it was overcast and looked like it might rain any minute. Let me know what you think.
j.