This drawing of an abstract rose is my first attempt at shooting art. The original is 11″ x 11″ inches, so it wasn’t hard getting the whole image into one shot. I tried the auto-function, but also played with aperture, exposure, flash and so on. Tip: save the image as a .psd before you process it in Photoshop.
There is a link to a great basic tutorial on the resource page where you can get more tips for shooting art. I added a ‘mat’ to the drawing so this rose wouldn’t look like it’s floating. My original drawing actually had a mat, but I got some smudges along the edges which I cropped so I had to add another one. For this image instead of Photoshop I used Graphic Converter which is also an excellent image processing and converting tool and in some instances easier to use.
This is the “Bodensee von oben” or Lake Constance from above with the Alps in the background. I love taking pictures from an airplane, even though you have a window in front of your lens and there are usually clouds or haze. The Bodensee, which borders Germany, Switzerland and Austria, is one of the cleanest and well kept lakes I’ve seen, despite the fact that boating is allowed. Rules and enforcement are very strict.
One of my favorite spots from my childhood: a lone tree atop a hill with a small farm beyond where my two brothers and I used to get milk fresh from the cow. Who remembers what that tastes like? What I remember is that it was so good that it was usually gone by the time we got home 🙂
Another Towsley Canyon shot. Had to edit the colors a bit because the land came out pretty dark, but I hope it still comes across how beautiful this place is, even when all the grass is burnt from the sun. I love it up there and I’ll probably post many more pictures of this place…
The shadow of the earth had almost completely passed the moon when this shot of the full moon lunar eclipse was taken on December 10, 2011. The sun was already rising but you could see the red glow up until the very end.