Posts Tagged ‘landscape’

Topaz Studio Digital Frame Review

Shell Beach California Sunset in Black and White with Topaz Studio Digital Frame Adjustment

My friends at Topaz labs recently released a new Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio called Digital Frame. It applies a realistic looking mat and frame effect and allows for a ton of customization options. Pretty cool! Adding a Digital Frame to a Photograph I decided to give this adjustment a try on a recent photo…

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Fall in Virginia is Oh So Enchanting!

Fall Colors | Mariner's Park | Newport News | Virginia

I love this time of year! The air has turned crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and I get to pull out my scarves and boots. Fall in Virginia is heavenly. One of my new (to me) favorite places to get out and enjoy some nature is Mariner’s Park in Newport News, Virginia. It is roughly…

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The Pull of the Ocean | Shell Beach | California

The Pull of the Ocean | Shell Beach | California

Its been a few months since my visit to Shell Beach but I vividly recall the feel of the water as it rushed around my feet, burying them in the coarse sand. It was a beautiful day on the central coast: warm sun, cool breeze, and not a cloud in the sky. For most photographers…

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Flying West, Looking Down

Looking down, somewhere over the southwest

Do you take photos with your phone when you’re bored? On my last trip to California I snagged a window seat. About 3/4 of the way to my destination I was restless and ready to get off the plane…but I still had a little over an hour to go. To combat the boredom I pulled…

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How To Craft a Brilliant Sunset

Shell Beach Sunset | Crafting a Brilliant Sunset

Sunsets are always lovely, right? Even the most mundane sunset is nice to watch…but to photograph? Perhaps not. The one thing that can make an average sunset extraordinary is an interesting sky. But what if there isn’t a cloud in sight during your only time to photograph a particular location? You craft a brilliant sunset…

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A Fresh Take with Aurora HDR 2017 and Luminar

Walkway at the Great Bridge Battlefield Park | Chesapeake, VA

Since I haven’t been out to shoot much lately, I thought I’d take a look back at my captures thus far in 2016. I stumbled across a photograph from the Great Bridge Battlefield Park – a 3-exposure handheld HDR that I’d originally processed in Aurora HDR (the original version) along with some help from Lightroom…

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Adventures in Hiking + Black Friday Specials

Black Friday Deals from Topaz, Macphun, and More! A few of my favorite software companies have started promoting their Black Friday deals early! (Scroll down to get to the bit about hiking.) Luminar by Macphun Macphun’s brand new all-in-one photo editor, Luminar is available starting at $49 for existing Macphun customers ($59 for new customers)! Read…

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A Glowing Fall Sunset at Oak Grove Lake Park

Sunburst through the trees at Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake, VA

Through the trees I spy… I was about ready to pack up my gear and head home from Oak Grove Lake Park when I noticed the fan of shadows on the ground, cast by the fall sunset through the trees. I couldn’t pass up the magical lighting and decided to pause once more before heading toward…

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Finally, Fall | Chesapeake, VA

After a long, hot, humid summer, I’m so very happy that fall is here! The weather has cooled off and the trees are just starting to turn colors. Recently, at a photo club meeting, a friend told me about Oak Grove Lake Park. It has a walking trail along a small lake. Last night I…

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