Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another day at the shopping mall with the Leica M-9. It seems that I go to the Stanford Mall to purchase fresh bread at least once a week. Even thou I usually go before the major stores are open there are always a few people around to photograph.
The little girl to the right was enamored with the chocolate goodies and the small toys in the window. All photos in this posting were post edited using Adobe Lightroom 3.0 and Adobe CS-5 with plug-ins from Nik Software and Topaz Labs.
 Lovely summertime flowers in bloom.
 A fontaine of fun with frog statues and water attracting all the little children.

 Mom saying its time to go.
 Outside the bakery waiting for there morning snack.
Covered walkway with interesting lighting effects from Nik Software Color Efexs Pro 3.0 .
Taking a break in one of the peaceful lounge areas of the mall.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day out there, I've been busy this week so here are a few quick pics I took with the Leica D-Lux 4.
 Windy Hill Pond
 Flower in macro mode.
 Water flow hand held at 1/5 sec.
 Wants to go every where with me.
Out for a stroll.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Typical June

June in my neighborhood is a mixture of sun, wind and cloudy cool to warm conditions. This makes for some interesting photographic opportunities. These pictures were all taken on Saturday morning and highlight how weather conditions may give you some interesting results.
Our friend Martin a lovely horse is in the shadows of the tree with strong back lighting caused by the sun being magnified through the foggy clouds. It makes for a interesting look with strong contrast between colors and strong light.

The next two pictures were converted using a solarizing filter and then converted to black and white. The picture was taken at the same time as that of Martin the horse and was your everyday shot of someone walking up the trail. Ho-hum I thought as I took the shot but it does have some interesting aspects when seen through a more artistic perspective.

The open field and hillside highlight the weather conditions and the ever changing colors exhibited at this time of year.
Flower with its paper like leaves is contrasted by the gravel background.

Macro mode was used to take this photo of a bright red of this bottle brush and then some glow was added in photoshop CS5. All photos in this post were taken with the Leica D-Lux 4.