Tag Archives: Mountains

Ready To Hit The Slopes!

St. Anton, Austria – February 2008

I spent a week in St. Anton with a bunch of skiers. I don't ski. And I was sick at the start of the trip. But I got better as the days went by, and by Wednesday managed to ride the gondola up the mountain where I had lunch with friends.

This is a composite picture made from two or three frames that were not originally intended for the purpose. It took a lot of bending and warping in Photoshop to match up the major features to get this result. I'm satisfied- just don't look too closely!

#Travel #Austria #StAnton #Snow #Ski #Mountains #PhotoshopCC #Composite


Get Your Climb On!

Out of shape people should do some physical fitness preparation for a trip to China!

I didn't. I barely made it to the first level above where we started. People in their 70s and 80s were going all the way to the top. I wasn't fat, I wasn't unhealthy, I was just out of shape. D'Oh!

The original raw file was kind of dark and very grainy. In trying to reduce noise and induce some sharpening of details, the result was a bit of a painted look. I further cropped down from the original file to this view, which will probably only ever be seen on the Internet, as it likely wouldn't print well above a 5×7 or so. At least it looks good here, no?

#China #travel #GreatWall #Mountains #Landmark