Flora & Fauna

The main subject of these photos are plants and Animals. I hope you enjoy. Leave a comment on what you liked or what I can do better I love to learn.

Sept. 22, 2012, 2:24 pm, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, ID, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO-200, 135 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 8:13 pm, Palisades Idaho, f/11, 1/15 sec., ISO-400, 18mm, Overcast, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 8:28 am, Palisades Idaho, f/9, 1/60 sec., ISO-800, 135 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:48 pm, Teton Dam Site, f/5.6, 1/800 sec. ISO-400, 126 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 8:19 am, Palisades Idaho, f/5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO-400, 126 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 9:13 am, Palisades Idaho, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO, 800, 135mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 8:19 am, Palisades Idaho, f/11, 1/15sec. ISO 400, 126 mm, Canon T3i

Fall is in full bloom here in Eastern Idaho. I traveled before the sun was out of bed on a brisk Tuesday morning in hopes of getting these bright colors with a sunrise. But the sky was overcast so I was not able to get that great shot I was looking for but I am very happy with the way these have turned out. We are use to getting a lot of yellows here in the Fall but it was really nice this year to get a lot more red then we are accustom to.

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Flexible Edits

In these next images, we were given the task of taking images with which we could practice what is called flexible edits. Basically within Photoshop you use adjustment layers so you can go in later and make changes to the images after you have done some editing. Hope you all enjoy!

Dramatic Old House – Edit

Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 am, Swan Vally, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

On this photo, I set the expose for the sky knowing that was the most detail I wanted to preserve. When you look at the original below, you will see that you can barely make out the old house and wheat. So in order to pull it out, I added a levels mask in Photoshop, set it to Lighten then I painted out the bottom half of the image.

Dramatic Old House Original

Original Image

Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 am, Swan Vally, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

As you can see–the edit helps you pull more out of the image and helps you see things in a very different way.

Apple Tart Pendls Pastries – Edit

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:14 pm, Pendls Pastries, Driggs, ID, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, 85mm, Canon T3i

It seems I like to include food in my posts, but when I come across great places, I just have to share them. For this edit, I added a smart filter again and then told the adjustment layer to burn. Then I painted out where the image is focused.

Apple Tart Pendls Pastries – Original

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:14 pm, Pendls Pastries, Driggs, ID, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, 85mm, Canon T3i – Original

I really liked this assignment, so I did a lot more of them. They are all edited and here they are:

More Photos

Sept. 25, 2012, Swan Vally, ID, 12:19 pm, f/13, 1/500 sec., ISO 400, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:24 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/13, 1/640 sec., ISO-400, 18mm, Canon Ti

Sept. 25, 2012, 11:58 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec. ISO-200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:38 pm, Teton Dam Site, f/18, 1/160 sec, ISO-400, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:12 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/16, 1/125, ISO-400, 20 mm, Canon T3i

Blends & Type

Blends & Type

I blended two images together.

Green Bamboo
Sept. 22, 2012, 2:33 pm,Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, Idaho, f/4.6, 1/640 sec, 55 mm, Canon 60D
Pink Sleep
Sept. 22, 2012, 3:11 pm, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, Idaho, f5.6, 1/160 sec, 75 mm, Canon 60D

I played around with a lot of different options to get the final product. I played around with the hue and saturation to pull out certain colors and highlights. I liked the “Lighten” blend feature and used some burn effects to pull more out of these two images.

While this blend is not my usual style I enjoyed getting out of my groove to try and create some art.

Green and Pink Flaming
Cheese!!
Cheese!!!
Sept. 15, 2012, 6:48 pm, Bountiful, Utah, In-N-Out, f/5.8, f/60, 135 mm, Canon 60D

I am ending on this beautiful photo of my niece AnnaBell. She loves to smile at the camera and yell CHEESE! This is one of probably 100’s that my family has taken of her. She is so cute!

Color Study

Color Study. So here I decided to study the color orange. There has been a ton of smoke in the air here in Rexburg so everything looks and feels orange. It was hard not to find this color everywhere.

Be careful… forks scratch your screen.
Sept. 22, 2012 12:14 pm, Babes Carrot Cake, Babes Bakery Idaho Falls, Idaho, f/5.6, 1/20 sec, 135 mm, Cannon 60D

Don’t Bother Me
Sept. 22, 2012 2:16 pm, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, Idaho, f/13, 1/125 sec, 92mm, Cannon 60D

Great and Dreadful Day
Sept. 20, 2012, 6:59 pm, Rexburg, Idaho, f/22, 1/100 sec, 135 mm, Canon 60D

Staple of Life
Sept. 21, 2012, 12:19 p.m. BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec, 113 mm, Canon 60D

 

Priority Modes

Priority Modes

Here I played around with the priority modes within my camera to achieve different looks.

1. Shallow Focus – Death By Donuts Sept. 21, 2012 11:53am, Paradise Donuts Rexburg, ID; f/5.6 1/640 Cannon 60D

If you want to see more of my shallow focus click here: More Photos

2. Deep Focus – Wheat and Spori Sept. 21, 2012 12:18am BYU-I Rexburg, ID; f/22, 1/250 Cannon 60D

If you want to see more of my deep focus click here: More Photos

3. Frozen Action – Raindrops Sept. 20, 2012 Rexburg, ID 6:43 pm f/5.6, 1/8000 Cannon 60D

Raindrops Sept. 20, 2012 Rexburg, ID 6:43 pm f/5.6, 1/8000 Cannon 60D

4. Blurred Motion – Car Turning Sept. 21, 2012 Rexburg, ID 12:27 pm f/32, 1/10

Car Turning Sept. 21, 2012 Rexburg, ID 12:27 pm f/32, 1/10

Cut Out

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I wanted to try different lighting environments. One inside and one outside. I think that the inside light was easier to grab a selection and had I been using CS6 I think I could have gotten a cleaner outline. The one that was the hardest was the one with my niece standing with the sun back lit as a key light. I really should have used a flash to fill her in more.