Old Barn in Taylorsville, California after the makeover.
As I was looking for something to add to my Northeastern California Album this morning, I came across this photo of a barn I shot in Podunk Taylorsville, California. It was taken at noonish…the worst time of the day for photography in most cases. It had power lines in it, an ugly sky and was very close to getting tossed. Something told me to see if I could make a “keeper” out of it.
I made a virtual copy of the original file in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, converted it from color to antique and removed the power lines. From there, I took it into Photoshop CS3 and added the filter “poster edges.” The difference is amazing…it went from an “Ugly Duckling” into something that inspires me.
Old barn in Taylorsville, California before the makeover.
This is what the original image looked like straight out of the camera! Did you find this tutorial helpful?
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Camping at Lake Almanor, near Mount Lassen, Northern California.
Surprise! I did something I thought I’d never do. I jumped on the Flickr bandwagon. I have nearly 100 photos uploaded now and a few sets. Here is my largest and most popular set; Outdoor Lifestyles.
I will be adding many more images here and to our main Photography Website in the coming weeks! Be sure to check back often!
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Sailing at Sunset on Lake Almanor in Plumas County, California.
Every day during our recent camping trip to Lake Almanor, Jeff and I would head down to the lake for a sunset photo shoot. We knew there would be plenty of subjects to photograph, but each time there was something new and exciting. It happened to be sailing on this particular day.
I love to shoot action and I love to sail. However, I didn’t have much experience photographing this adventure sport until now. These three amigos were a lot of fun to photograph and the weather couldn’t have been better!
Do you love to sail, kayak, canoe, fish, camp, ride bikes, swim or water ski? Lake Almanor offers all of these activities and more! If you have ever been there, I’d love to hear about your adventures.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend everyone!
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Fishing on Lake Almanor with Mount Lassen in the background, Plumas County, Northern California. This lake is well-known as a fishing hot spot!
Most people love to photograph landscapes and nature and so do I, but when possible I shoot the scene both with and without people. Including people in your photographs can increase their marketability. Quite often, images of people interacting with nature are published over images of nature alone.
Many landscape and nature photographers go out of their way to eliminate human beings from their photos. That’s cool, but why not shoot a couple of extra frames which include people, while you have this great scene in front of you?
Last month, we visited Plumas County in Northeastern California. While we were there, my goal was to capture photos of Mount Lassen with and without people. While I really love this photo of Mount Lassen and this one, the photo featured above is more likely to get published. It illustrates people enjoying the area and what it has to offer.
On the other hand, this photo would not likely bring in any print sales. The one exception might be to the people in the boats!
What do you think? I’m all ears!!!
Thanks for visiting!
Mount Lassen, California at Sunset.
We just spent a few days in wonderful Plumas County in Northeastern California, where the Sierras meet the Cascades. One of the shots I wanted to capture was of Mount Lassen viewed from Lake Almanor. Even though I did quite a bit of research ahead of time, it still took awhile to locate this viewpoint. This image can now be purchased as a Fine Art Print or as Greeting Cards.
Most people want to go to Lassen National Park to capture photos of Mount Lassen, but I wanted something different. The other reason we didn’t visit the park is that we travel with a dog and National Parks are not all that “Dog Friendly!”
Comments and questions are really cool, so please keep them coming!
Sometimes the best laid plans don’t pan out. That was the experience Jeff & I just had, during our fall colors trip to Plumas County last week. [click to continue…]
Lake Almanor, Plumas County, California
Sorry for taking so long to write again folks. But, I am having so much fun getting familiar with Adobe PhotoShop Lightroom 2 (our new Photo Management Software), I haven’t had time to write.
Back to our trip…
After we left Taylorsville, we stopped and had a tailgate picnic at beautiful and spacious Lake Almanor. We didn’t have much time there on this trip, but we will return again soon in the not too distant future.
Where did we go after leaving here? I’m going to keep you guessing for a bit. I can tell you, however, it’s well worth the wait!
Photo #1- Indian Creek in Taylorsville, CA (Plumas County) shot in the morning.
Getting back to our recent road trip photo essay…
One of the great things about staying in one place for awhile is that you have more than one opportunity to photograph a subject. While we were camping along Indian Creek, I had just that kind of opportunity. [click to continue…]
Jeff using a Power Inverter to charge a camera battery.
When we left home for our Northeastern California Road Trip a couple weeks ago, we planned on staying in places with power about half of the time. As it turns out, we were without power the entire trip! [click to continue…]
Taylorsville Tavern, Taylorsville, California
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to check out the Taylorsville Tavern while we were in town. It looks like it could be a fun place to have a cold one, next time we are in the area!