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Viktor Elizarov

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Delivery Boat in Venice (Italy)
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HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 3 shots ( -1, 0, +1) 
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Viktor Elizarov

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Ragged Point’s Cypress Tree (California)

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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/ragged-points-cypress-tree-california/

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 5 shots (-2; -1, 0, +1, +2) 
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Viktor Elizarov

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Spooner’s Cove Arch (California)

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HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
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Viktor Elizarov

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Entering Yosemite Valley (California)
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HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photoshop HDR Pro, Photoshop
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Viktor Elizarov

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Honolulu Sunset Colors (Hawaii)

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It was quite a rollercoaster day when I visited O’ahu (Hawaii) at the beginning of February.

In the morning, it was hot and humid in Honolulu but when I crossed the mountains and reached the eastern coast of O’ahu in early afternoon, it was pretty gloomy there with the low dark clouds and heavy tropical rain.

After driving and exploring the island for the remaining of the day, I went to Mountain Top Drive to photograph Honolulu at sunset hours.

First of all when I reached the top of the mountain, I had hard time opening the car door because of the strong and gusty wind. Also, it was freezing cold out there, by Hawaiian standards of course, and I had to put on every piece of the clothing I had in my car.

SHOOTING AND PROCESSING

The main challenge while shooting was to keep my tripod from flying away with the wind. I had to apply pressure with my body weight to keep it steady.

I shot 3 bracketed photos (-1, 0, +1) as I normally do, but I only used a single RAW image to process this photo. The main processing was done in Lightroom. I used the 2 Graduated Filters to darken the sky and emphasize sunset color in the top right.

For the processing, I used a Lightroom preset based workflow, using Natural present from my Landscapes Collection (you can always download free presets ). 
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Jim Nichols

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My family I had the Amazing opportunity to go to Scotland last week for 9 days!  We based ourselves out of Glasgow and pretty much drove around the entire country.  One area we didn’t get to explore too much was way up in the Highlands…But this just gives…
My family I had the Amazing opportunity to go to Scotland last week for 9 days!  We based ourselves out of Glasgow and pretty much drove around the entire country.  One area we didn't get to explore too much was way up in the Highlands...But this just ...
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Viktor Elizarov

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Fog Over Rocky Bridge (California)

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Randy A. Eckert

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Roti a new house guest, likes to get into trouble.
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Randy A. Eckert

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Don't Forget
Mother's Day 2015
Sunday, May 10
In memory of my Mom.
She really enjoyed her family an life
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Randy A. Eckert

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My son many years ago when he use to help his dad at the trucking yard.

Working on some old jpegs. I have always found old scratched up jpeg photos challenging.  But Nik Software ans Topaz Labs are amazing bringing back old photos.
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Viktor Elizarov

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I updated Photography Tutorials & Tips on my blog:

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Randy A. Eckert

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NYPD New York NY Times Square
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Wow! A color assault! Good job!
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Viktor Elizarov

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Rocks of Pfeiffer Beach (California)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/rocks-of-pfeiffer-beach-california/

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Jim Nichols

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Driving Through the Highlands of Scotland, we found ourselves in a sharp valley between two “Hills”.   The views were so amazing it was hard to stay on the road.  For this picture, I turned down this wee narrow road to pull over and take a proper picture.
Driving Through the Highlands of Scotland, we found ourselves in a sharp valley between two "Hills".   The views were so amazing it was hard to stay on the road.  For this picture, I turned down this wee narrow road to pull over and take a proper ...
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+Suchit Nanda I can't wait to see your pics too! 
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Shayne Skower

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TransAmerica Pyramid  
San Francisco, CA
© Shayne Skower 
www.skower.com 
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Viktor Elizarov

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Lake Powell Wahweap Marina (Arizona)

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I just returned from my latest photography trip. This time I went to one of my favorite destinations, the American Southwest.

It was driving trip and I broke my personal record for distance covered in a single trip, I drove for 4500 km (2700 miles) in 10 days.

My trip started in Las Vegas where I rented a car and I drove north to the city of Kanab in Utah where I spent 5 days photographing some of the most amazing destinations in Arizona and Utah. Then, I crossed Nevada desert and drove to California’s coast, on my way visiting Death Valley, Eastern Sierra, and Lake Tahoe. My trip concluded in San Francisco Bay area where I spend few day exploring the city and swinging by Big Sur.

My initial intention was to write a short blog post with at least one photo at the end of the each day of my trip to give readers of y blog the highlights of my travels. Very soon, I realized that my plan was not sustainable.

Every day of the trip, I woke up around 4am to be able to capture morning light and on average I drove around 400km and 500km during the day, staying outside until sunset hours. By the time I was in my hotel, I was dead tired and I still had to backup new photos, charge camera batteries and plan my next day. I had absolutely no strength or time for blog updates.

I decided to share the experiences of my trip retrospectively. For the next 2 weeks, I will be featuring my Southwest adventures chronologically, day by day.

SHOOTING

It was almost perfect shooting conditions on the day I took the featured photo. It was early evening and the light was already soft, but the thick white clouds made it even softer, acting as a huge natural diffuser. I took 3 bracketed shots (-1, 0, +1) on a tripod.

PROCESSING

The soft diffused light made processing of this photo easy and straightforward. I did not have to use HDR workflow because the light was not too dynamic and the single RAW processing was sufficient to recover the highlights and the shadows.

I used Lightroom Preset based workflow. I applied Natuarl preset from my Landscape Preset Collection and adjusted Exposure using ToolKit adjustments.

In the final step, I did some cleaning and color correction in Photoshop. 
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Randy A. Eckert

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The sun set at Canadian Coast Guard Base Patricia Bay. A beautiful night for a walk along the water.
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sampat kiran

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Napa California
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sampat kiran

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Horse Shoe Bend, Page, Arizona

 Colorado River taking 270 degree turn
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Randy A. Eckert

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I have been smoking busy at Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.  So my photography has taken the background a bit, but fortunately for me  it gives me an opportunity to work on my commercial photography for the business.  

Both have great opportunities to work with people an I guess I am quite fortunate to have two jobs I love and have a passion for.  (I still seem to get time for my other passion riding motorcycles.) 

Looking forward to the Air-brake Training Course this weekend Saturday & Sunday is theory and because of a large group Mon. & Tues. assessments at yard.
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