Monday, May 7, 2012

100 Prints Project #44

I don't usually do anything too dramatic in post processing an image. A different angle with SOOC exposure was posted on the blog in January of 2011. You can see that version here. This version of the image kept calling me back, but the SOOC version didn't speak to me. I tried a few things - converting it to black and white, adding sepia and selenium tones and still nothing. I got a little braver and less fearless and played around with layers and textures and saw the image slowly evolve. And there it was. The background of the sky and branches looked like stained glass and the glow on His face brought tears to my eyes. And then there He was.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

100 Prints Project #43 - Crucifix of Stone

Another image taken in St. Mary's Cemetery in south Mineapolis. I am liking the kind of ethereal feel of the softness of the focus. As I've written here before, this is a place I visit often and it brings me much peace.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

100 Prints Project #42 - Grand Marais sunrise


This photo was one of my earliest digital images and was taken during a workshop with ColdSnap Photography.  Grand Marais is one of my most favorite places on this earth and I never get tired of sitting on the beach with a fresh cup of coffee from the Java Moose and just staring into the harbor.  I also never get tired of photographing there.  Taken with my trusty 70-200mm 2.8 lens from the municipal campground.  It was a beautiful morning and I had the place to myself.  Bliss.