Sorry, Places 2 Explore has mooned you!!! I had always wanted to try and take this shot. Now that I have my 70-200 VR and teleconverter combo…I wanted to give it a try! It is not easy. I really think a 200-400 would be better, but still not bad for a semi-standard lens. I read up on how to take a moon shot…so many notes of advice. The best solution is to take a bunch at different settings. One key is to lock up your mirror…check your manual for those scoops! It all depends on time of day, weather, lens, camera, etc… I added the “Flood” plug-in and it becomes a nice fun shot!
Here is Optimus Prime Lens (a new Transformer?) Sometimes a little photoshop fun can lead to something artistic! I was working a photo from Paris a bit ago and came up with this shot. What could it be a Transformer? Alien? A robot from Logan’s Run? Funky indeed! If you look closely you may get it….so here is the original…
A carousel right near the Eiffel Tower! A long exposure blurred the ride. The Eiffel Tower are the arms! I used the plugin called Flood to mirror the photo and created something fun! Flood is a cool plug in. You can create some water effects and/or an exact mirror effect like I used in this shot. Have fun and let your in inner artist create photo magic!
Here is the picture below from Boulder of the Flatirons modified with the “Flood” plug -in. You can see I added an artificial lake! And it was easy! I think you can go crazy with any plug-in – just keep yourself in check. The options you can make are never ending! For this plug-in visit Flaming Pear. Have fun with your reflections!
As Texas Wildflower season is coming to a close soon I wanted to post a picture of my favorite flower – Painted Balnkets. Here in Texas we sometimes have roadsides filled with these. From a far they look nice, but up close they are beautiful! I took a close up shot of this Painted Blanket and blacked out the backgournd in Photoshop. Then I used a plug-in called Flood. You can find it at Flaming Pear. This plug-in is fun. You can instantly put anyone or anything in a lake! I tried a mountain landscape shot I had and it came out great – with a new lake reflection added! I’ll post it tomorrow. You can also download a trial of this software. Give it a try if your inner artist will alow – enjoy!