Tag Archives: PhotoshopCC2014

Monument

Not sure to whom, though.

I've posted a version of this before. When on a tour bus, one does not always get the choice of angles and composition that might be preferred. This is one of those shots- somewhere between Xian, China, and the Terracotta Soldiers excavation site and museum the bus drove around this under-construction monument. Just before turning right and away, I managed to fire off one shot.

This particular version is a composite. The original sky was empty and sort of a blue-grey-brown. The previous upload of this (http://goo.gl/WDOaAs) used a texture to disguise the plainness of the sky, but this time I thought I'd give it something more interesting from my growing collection of sky shots.

Used in this production were #Lightroom5 , #PhotoshopCC2014 , #TopazDenoise , #TopazDetail and #TopazRestyle .

#Travel #China #Xian #TerracottaWarriors

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Late Afternoon In Prague

I'd love to visit again.

Another shot from a short visit in February 2008. There seems to be nowhere in the city that a photographer can't frame some kind of shot. The bigger problem is choosing from so many great compositions.

Processing included #TopazDenoise #TopazDetail #TopazRemask , and #TopazAdjust in #PhotoshopCC2014

#Travel #CzechRepublic #Prague
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Morning Sunlight In Prague

It was very cold that morning!

It was cold. The February 2008 early morning tour bus raced us past several sites as our guide pointed them out, but without stopping. It was just as well, since we were still half asleep and no one had much desire get out and play slip-and-slide on the frosty pavement visible through the windows.

Our ultimate goal was the castle and cathedral complex that overlooks the city. Once out of the bus, we could see frost still putting up a brave fight in the shadows, but there were places where the morning sun seemed to be winning. This was one of the first buildings I remember seeing as we walked from the main street toward St. Vitus cathedral. Doubtless it is some kind of government offices or official residence, but the cold temperature kept much information from sticking to my brain. Nice place, though!

Used to process this photo were #PhotoshopCC2014 #TopazDenoise and #TopazAdjust

#Travel #CzechRepublic #Prague

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Afternoon In Prague

View from a tower.

This is from February 2008 on a brief three day visit to Prague. The view is from the tower at the east end of Charles Bridge.

I really can't describe my delight at having to climb more stone stairs after a day of walking and touring. No! Really! I can't! It was worth it, however, for the views you can't get at ground level.

Processed with #Lightroom5 #TopazAdjust and #PhotoshopCC2014

#Travel #CzechRepublic #Prague
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Send In The Marines!

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Another handheld panorama from my visit to Washington, D.C. back in October. Raw files were sent from #Lightroom to #PhotoshopCC2014 to create the panorama, then a couple of heavily masked levels layers to bring the plane out from its surroundings and even out the lighting a bit. A photo filter layer adjusted the color to match the lighting of the scene, and a bunch O' noise reduction with #TopazDenoise finished off the production.

Not too bad for a tiny sensor and shaky hands.

#Travel #WashingtonDC #Smithsonian

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Walkway To The Walkway To The Presidents

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

That title is not a typo. From the tour bus parking lot to the grand walkway to the main viewing area of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is this granite walkway that gently curves away as one enters. We were there in the morning, maybe 9:30 or so, and the sun was brightly illuminating everything facing east.

We beat the crowds by several months. "Who goes to South Dakota in December??" people said, when we announced plans a couple of weeks before. The temperature in Rapid City was about 8 degrees below zero (Farenheit) when our reservations were made. Two weeks later, it was actually quite pleasant- in the 40s and 50s in the daytime, even at higher altitudes.

This photo was processed thusly: Straightened and perspective corrected in #Lightroom5 then sent to #PhotoshopCC2014 where it was run through #NIKSharpener (output for display) and #NIKSilverEfexPro2 for the b/w treatment. Original was from my iPhone 4.

#Travel #MountRushmore #SouthDakota #RapidCity

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