Monday, November 19, 2007

Drag Racing Pinks All Out

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to the local drag strip and they were filming an episode of PINKS from the Speed channel. The awesome cars came from all over the country and the color they are painted really make for some fun shooting.
PINKS rapidly has become the most-watched weekly series on SPEED, drawing more than two million viewers a week. Using the setting of a classic 1950s drag race, PINKS will pit contestants in a best three-out-of-five format, with the loser handing over the title (pink slip) to his or her vehicle.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


This photo is of my wife's Grandmother and Great aunts. Photo restoration is very hard, especially if a portion of the photo is missing. Some research is done to determine the correct colors for that period. For this I used Adobe Photoshop's clone tool and healing brush.

When adding color paint brush is used with the opacity set at approximately 30%.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fire in the Sky Photo

Last night I looked out the window and saw the formation of the clouds and I knew it would be a great sunset. When shooting a sunset I like to use a telephoto and wide angle lens so I get different perspectives of a scene. With the camera set at -1 and +1 exposure, I was able to find a shot that brought out the brilliant colors of the clouds.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mid-day photo shoot

A friend stopped by and we decided to go out to the desert and shoot some cacti. 1 pm is not the time to shoot in the southwest. The first photo shows the lack of contrast and color, the second I used my Sunpak 555 as a fill light, be careful not to over expose with the flash.

ISO 100

Shutter 200

Av 9.1

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Arizona Sunset

Well it is that time of year for fabulous sunsets and weather.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Out of service

Well do to technical difficulties I have been out of internet service for a while. I have a fun day planned for Sunday hope to have some shots up on this site soon.