March 05, 2011

visible illumination


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photo by Donald Kinney

One of the qualities Ansel Adams seemed to attain in his images was a sense of light.   It's something for us budding photogs to strive for.






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photo by Donald Kinney

Some shots are easier than others...

Actually, in the first (horizontal) photo I resorted to using Photoshop's "SmartBlur" tool, which blurred the overly busy background detail while retaining edge sharpness.   Accentuated the dreamy quality, also...

This second (vertical) shot was sufficiently "dreamy" from the get-go, so no "SmartBlur" was needed.



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3 comments:

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful. I like it very much. Well done.

photowannabe said...

Absolutely love these, Ansel!

Scott said...

I like these a lot.

 
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