Here is another shot from the amazing Gorman Falls. This is the large section. Seeing it in a picture is one thing, but in real life…breathtaking!!! The little falls just trickling down are fantastic! Like a little piece of heaven in Texas. I thought this would be a perfect spot for portraits! Imagine this in your background for a photo. Nice! I’ll head back in the fall when it cools down. But I’d guess spring is the best time of year as the water is flowing nicely.
I was having a little photoshop fun last nite with an HDR. I saw a lesson on how to create this special effect on some small brochure and wanted to give it a try. Now I admit not to being anything close to knowledgeable at Photoshop. I know the basics on how to process my HDR’s and that is about it. I can add textures easily…no problem…but for this I tried to add my moon shot…it was cool..but my moon needed to be sharper and crisp on the edges. Maybe a stock moon shot would have worked better? Here is the moon version…small and from afar it looks great, but up close it was messy. But at least I figured it out! I’ll find a stock shot of a moon and give it a try one day again in the future.
I promised myself this year to learn Photoshop and how to really work on layers. After my summer travel schedule slows down, this fall, I will get to work on learning Photoshop. I am certain there are some cool things you can do to a photo. I will not use it all the time, but its like texturing…done correctly, it can create great art! I gladly will diversify my photography skills, why not my photoshop skills as well! Original Shot…
Any skilled Photoshoppers want to teach me? =) Matt Kloskowski…shoot me an email! LOL I am a member of NAPP and Kelby Training…so study time is due one day soon!
Here is “Looking Up at the Transamerica Pyramid”! While in SF a few months ago…me and my buddy Horace Kwan took a cruise up to shoot this location. I knew going in it was gonna be tough! My neck hurts just looking up at this pic! LOL Such a steep shot…I was not sure how it would turn out? I added Topaz Adjust to give it a little extra effect and not bad?? I wonder who gets the top office??
Here is some info on this wonderful building: The building’s façade is covered in crushed quartz, giving the building its pure white color. / The four-story base of the building contains a total of 16,000 cu yd (12,000 m3) of concrete and over 300 mi (480 km) of steel rebar . / It has 3,678 windows. / The building’s foundation is 9 feet (2.7 m) thick and was the result of a 24-hour continuous concrete pour. / Only two of the building’s 18 elevators reach the top floor. / The aluminum cap is indirectly illuminated from within to balance the appearance at night. / The two vertical external extensions allow preservation of useful interior space at the upper levels. One extension is the top of elevator shafts while the other is a smoke evacuation tower for fire-fighting. / A glass pyramid cap sits at the top and encloses both aircraft warning light and a seasonal white beacon.