Monday, March 30, 2015

Before photo shoot

an extra shot takern before a photoshoot I had at Fairmount park in Riverside,Ca

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bobs big boy

Up the street from where I live I tend to pass this autoshop who has this big boy with a tire and always want to get a shot,well I finally did yesterday on my way to visit Hermosa gardens to see (US marshal)Morgan Earps resting place,those images to come later in a future post.

Nikon d5100 sigma 18-250 f8 1/250sec ISO100 @250mm processed via lightroom/Alien skin exposure/vsco

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Elmers bottle tree ranch

Elmers bottle tree ranch in Oro Grande,Ca on the national trails highway(route 66)the mother road.

taken with Nikon D5100 and 8mm Rokinon fisheye lens 5shot bracket an a tripod

 Nikon D5100 and 8mm Rokinon fisheye lens me in the frame,yes 8mm is wide

 Nikon d5100 with sigma 18-250mm

Nikon d5100 sigma 18-250mm

If your lucky and make your way to see elmers bottle tree ranch the best time for photographers is early morning or when the sun is setting.Also Elmers is free tho a donation box is located near the entrance and id say donate Elmer is a great guy and if your lucky youll see him on the property and he is a friendly guy.So if your riding down route 66 go get your kicks at Elmers bottle tree Ranch.

On the mother road

Roadside Oro Grande,Ca National Trails highway

I took this shot some 2/3years ago while traveling to see Elmers Bottle tree ranch and a few other places in the area.There is alot to see on National trails also known as Route 66 the mother road,I will post in a future blog of the other sites I have seen and hope you will enjoy.

Mountain flowers

In my journey into photography ive seen on many artist pages the use of textures and overlays and have been intrigued. Ive only recently started to incorporate these extras into my photography.Using "Alien skin exposure software"ive found it very easy to use  textures overlays and dust particles.Note not every image is a candidate for these techniques but its fun to see which will work,on this image I started off with my normal adjustments in lightroom using the adjustment brush to decrease shadows and increase highlights.
   Once I was finished with my normal editing I imported the image to alien skin exposure and sharpened the image then added light leaks and then my scratches to give it the look you see before you. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015



shot raw edited with Alien Skin software using paper texture and a two tone overlay with added vignetting  

Louis Rubidoux nature center

Louis Rubidoux nature center

f5.6  1/250sec ISO400 @18mm sigma 18-250mm shot RAW edited in Lightroom and vsco effects. 

Weathered Piano

Piano I found exploring an old town in the desert in Yucca valley

F6.7 1/180sec ISO100 sigma 18-250 at 52mm shot RAW and edited in Lightroom then to Silver efex back to lightroom for final adjustments.

whats for diner

Fairmount Park

Fairmount park Riverside,Ca is a favorite place of mine.

5shot Hdr all taken at f8 ISO100 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 tripod used edited and batched in Photomatix Pro,then imported to lightroom for final adjustments added Vsco for final effect.