Stormy Seas

 

 

Stormy Seas

 

Stormy Seas

Image taken at Yaquina Head, Oregon

Settings: F20, ISO 400, SS 1/500, 85mm using a 70-300mm f 4.5-5.6 lens on my D800

Edits: Unlike most of my images, which I perform minimal edits to, I went out on a limb and I edited this one in Photoshop using a color burn layer and texture.

I just wish that I had caught the light on the light house… ¬†ūüė¶ ¬†When traveling with kids and a husband, however, patience is not in abundance.

I’d love to have your feedback. ¬†What do you think?

A Cage Without a Key

Day two of clouds, fog, drizzle and unseasonably warm weather. ¬†I found the quote below to be applicable to this time of year when the days are shorter and we spend more of our time with dark skies than in the sunlight. ¬†With fog and heavy cloud cover it feels like we are caged in a temple of gloom. ¬†Maybe the sun will peak through tomorrow. ¬†Hoping…..

As an aside, I tried to post this image yesterday with the other two images of the trees in foggy surroundings but for some reason the image would not post.  Perhaps it was meant specifically for today.

"That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key." -Elizabeth Wurtzel

“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.” –
Elizabeth Wurtzel

A Day in the Fog

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us." -Henri Matisse

Original Image of a Gray Day Suppressed in Fog – Quote: “Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” -Henri Matisse

"I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. " - Rufus Wainwright

Color Edit – Quote: “I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I’ve been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. ” – Rufus Wainwright

Paint the World

“Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.” ¬†– Jewel Diamond Taylor

I’ve had a little mental lapse recently. ¬†Blogging hasn’t come as easy. ¬†I’m not sure if it is that I can’t decide on which images to post – I have been shooting quite a bit – or if it is the fact that the creative side of my brain has left for a sabbatical. ¬†Whatever the case, tonight I ran across this quote and remembered ¬†I recently took a lot of shots of some lilies. ¬†In my editing process I had changed some of the images to appear as watercolor paintings. ¬†The link between the image and quote is…painting.

As you have most likely noticed, the editing that I do to my images is minimal. ¬†I am a pretty traditional girl and tend to stick to the way things are when it comes to my photography style. ¬†Keeping it real, keeping it simple. ¬†Every now and again, though, I do force myself out of my box. ¬†What do you think? ¬†Do you like this style of editing? ¬†It doesn’t work for all images as this editing process removes detail and tends to blow things out a bit. ¬†I’ve seen digital paintings, I now need to research what constitutes digital paintings. ¬†Is it something as simple as this?

Lilly using a watercolor editing process in PS CS5

Original Image with only a color balance edit.

Same image, two very different editing styles.  Which do you like best, for this image?