Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last post of 2011

Here it is the end of another year. I have these pictures taken near home on this last day of the year and the beginning of what appears to be a dry winter in Northern California. All pictures taken with the Leica D-Lux 4 and post processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.0.
Walking along this back trail a wide look through the trees.
I switched from holding the camera in lanscape position to portrait and you got a interesting different look. Next year I hope to highlight more of these type of photos by switching the position or the perspective in which the photo is taken.
Here I used the tree to frame the view through the garden to the house.
Out of the tree shrouded trails to blue sky and this lovely old oak tree.
Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Late Fall Light

I'm sharing three pictures that I took recently that highlight interesting late fall light.
In this first picture strong sun was filtering through cloud cover which added light highlighting the weathered wood of this old shack. (Leica D-Lux 4)
The inside of the same shack with strong light filling in the open spaces ranging from bright white to a sunny warm glow adding interest to the already strong contrasts. (Leica D-Lux 4)
The clouds have almost cleared away and another view of the shack. Converted to black and white with Silver Efex Pro to show the interesting contrast and soft light  of fall. (Leica D-Lux 4)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Two Pics

Two pics taken with the Leica D-Lux 4 on a recent walk with my dogs through the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve.
Black and white photo taken as the early morning fog was dissipating. The fog back lights the tree giving a interesting glow to the picture. 
Photo taken along a creekside path with light filtering through the trees and surrounding foliage. Lots of color contrast and range. The Leica D-Lux 4 is a versatile little camera that is easily carried in a jacket pocket and is easy to use even when you have two large dogs on leash. Shooting in RAW gives you good quality images that are easily fine tuned in Adobe Lightroom.