Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Colors and Textures

Springtime in the valley has arrived the flowers are starting to bloom showing off their magnificent colors. The grass and trees are all turning a rich shade of green as new growth emerges everywhere.
It is a good time to grab your camera and head out the door for a little walk to grab some shots. All of the following pictures were taken with the Leica D-Lux 4 and post processed using Adobe Lightroom 3. A number of the pictures were further enhanced using Adobe CS5 and plug-ins from Nik Software and Topaz Software.
Falling away not much time left for this fence.

Clouds, blue skies and open space highlight the little cottage.
Half way up the Windy Hill Trail looking back towards the south bay.

This garden is just overloaded with colors and textures.
Growing wild in Windy Hill.
Looking down the trail into a clearing what a idyllic setting complete with swing.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


This week I concentrated shooting Oak Trees as they start showing their new spring growth and color. All photos were taken with the Leica D-Lux 4 and was post processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.0.
A cluster of oaks showing off all of their new green. 
 Windy Hill Preserve Oak.
 Climbing out of the shadows.
 Fresh look for a old tree.
Solarized view.
Lonely Oak.