Went to the San Francisco waterfront today to see the tall ships that were in for a few days. We went out for a 3 hour sail on the Tolafa. At the same time, the Lynx went out for the tour. This is the Lynx. By the way if you think that San Francisco is cold in the summer, go out on the bay near the Golden Gate. Chip was not happy because it blew off my head into the bay when the wind was really ripping.
Just for fun...
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This is a follow-up to my write-up about my Photo San Francisco visit. After deciding on attending on Sunday, I noticed that there was a panel discussion about publishing your own photography book. There were four panelists...
Here are the points that I picked up...
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A grab shot while walking into Photo San Francisco at Fort Mason. This is the marina located next to the fort. I did fiddle the shot with a Photoshop cross-processing filter just to give a little more pop.
As I went around the corner, I was greeted by this sight. Only in San Francisco....
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Last nite, I attended a presentation by Robert Buelteman about his new photographic work called 'Through the Green Fuse'. The green fuse images are surreal and magical. The write-up said he suddenly found himself tired of black and white landscape photography and gave up the camera, lens and computer to make these images. Wow! That is all my favorite things about photography.
Before, I describe his process please review the portofolio. Let your imagination run wild about how these images were made.
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To celebrate the last of my four day weekend, went out to Sunol by myself for a quick visit. Tonite, decided to crawl around under the bridge. The grasses were beautiful and I will have to return.
One more that is similar to my recent work...
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Here is one more shot from the Berkeley Botanical gardens, a Matilija poppy. For this one, I needed three hands. One to hold the flower given the slight breeze. Another hand to hold the reflector to reduce the harsh light, and a third hand to trip the shutter.
Even though I was leaving, I stopped for the tiger lily...
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After second workshop with Michael Seewald, I returned home with a refresher on the fundamentals of composition. I would describe Michael's composition as restful flow. His images encourage the viewer's eye to look around the image over and over again with places to rest that avoids visual confusion.
Photoshop Tip: To visualize the rule of thirds in Photoshop, use the Edit | Preferences | Guides, Grids & Slices command. Select gridline every 33.33% with 1 subdivision. Show the grids using the View | Show | Grid command. Now, your image (no matter how cropped) has a grid showing the rule of thirds.
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After visiting the fair and riding the ferris, we sat down on the edge of the lagoon and waited for the fireworks. I had fun handholding the camera and trying for the fireworks.
Once the fireworks was over, the real adventure started...
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