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The “Aluminum Falcon”

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 1250 1/2 f/18 Lr4; PsCS6

A Consolidated Vultee PBY-5A Catalina, in the collection of the Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, California.  This aircraft was manufactured in 1944 and saw service in the United States Navy.  After the war it was decommissioned by the Navy and was operated by various commercial operators in the greater Pacific area.  On September 30, 1955 the Catalina had to make a forced landing in the Pacific Ocean, 275 miles west of San Francisco.  It was recovered by ship and rebuilt in Long Beach, California in 1956 and later was operated as a fire suppression tanker in Washington state.  It was acquired by the Palm Springs museum in 2007 and is still airworthy.

Prints of this and other aircraft are available here: http://goo.gl/zZohQ .


Convention Center From Embarcadero Marina

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 40mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The San Diego Convention Center as seen across Embarcadero Marina from Embarcadero Park North.  An exercise in a painterly style using Topaz Simplify.

Prints are available for purchase here: http://goo.gl/iPFsg


The Boathouse On Lake Evans

Exploring Painterly Effects

Nikon D7000 28-300mm @ 36mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/6.3 Lr3, HEP1, PsCS5; ASAA3

Just after capturing the old UP locomotive at the park entrance we meandered over to the (Evans Lake) lakeside where I captured images of some ducks near and on shore, and an image of the Stewarts Boat House, at Fairmount Park, Riverside, California.  Paddle boats are available for rent and the boat house, which incudes a kitchen can also be rented out for private functions.  Fairmount Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, one of the primary landscape architects of Central Park in New York City.

The final image was produced from three hand-held exposures processed in Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro and finished in Photoshop CS5 with Alien Skin Snap Art 3 to achieve an oil on canvas effect.


Never Let A Threat Of Rain…

Nikon D80 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 200 f/11 3-brackets Lr3 HDR Efex Pro 1 Color Efex Pro 2

deter you, always have a Contingency Plan.

Speaking of contingency plans, always keep an open mind and open eye for image capture opportunities beyond the obvious, the positioning of myself and the camera for this image is just a few yards past where I was positioned when I made the image for the previous post in this blog.   It is important to be aware of your periphery, and significant what you can do with a wide angle field of view, and the angle of camera positioning.