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It was suggested that I do a follow-up on how I created the "Foreboding"-Black Vulture image, as shown on the previous blog entry Before going into any detail, I am currently learning a new software program (Screen Flow 2, by Telestream) on videoing the process. So, until I feel comfortable about showing you an actual edit on video, I'll just present a brief narrative of the creative process at this time.
The original was taken on a very overcast day. The vulture had just taken off from his perch on top of the pole and flew straight towards me. Olympus E-M1 MarkII, Lumix 100-300 f/4-5.6 lens. ISO 200, 300mm, 1/640 sec @f7.1. Processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic and Luminar 4.2. Lightroom was used for all the basic adjustments to include Gradient and Radial adjustments, along with the dodge and burning brush. Luminar was used for Sky replacement with minimal enhanced AI adjustments.
Learning Screen Flow has been a bit more complicated then I originally thought, or maybe it's just me making it more complicated. Regardless, I will get the hang of it and hopefully have it posted shortly.
In the meantime, if you have any interest in the "Artistic" side of photography, here's a link to a short tutorial by Matt Kloskowski on Brushes in Adobe Photoshop for your entertainment. Click Here
It's hard to believe that more than 3 years have passed by since posting to this blog. A lot has happened since then and now that we are under this Corona Virus restrictions I find I have time on my hands, so, this is a good time to resurrect the blog.
I will try to post a couple of times a week and will be updating the portfolio with more current images. Also, I will open the comments section for you to comment, ask questions about software or how I processed an image, post links to interesting photography related subjects that I come across, etc.
Another year and another very busy month of January. Preparing images/prints for four competition/exhibits. 1. Lake Granbury Art Association Photo Group Annual Show, 2. Photo Place Color of Light Exhibit, 3. Center for Fine Art Photography Landscape Exhibit, and 4. The Nineteenth Annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit.
This is my eighteenth year of serving on the Stars of Texas Exhibit Committee and you would think I would be prepared well in advance. NOT! Saturday, February 4th, the Reception and Awards for the winning entries will be held. Check the website (www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com) on Sunday the 5th. for the results.
I started following a young photographer based in Florida, TJ Drysdale. I came across him from Creative Live and purchased one of his training videos. His style and work is outstanding and I recommend you take a look at his work.
While I'm recommending various websites, I want to put a plug in for my son's latest efforts at blogging. He's an aspiring writer and I find his musings very interesting. (I'm not biased in anyway). Check it out at Jon Levesque.
Thanks for stopping by.
Although I've lived in Texas most of my adult life, yesterday was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph a cattle trail drive. Weldon Wilson, of Brownwood, TX, decided to transfer his Longhorn cattle about 16 miles to another pasture. Instead of just loading them up onto a truck, he had several cowhands trail drive them to the new pasture. The trail was mostly along country roads and one major highway crossing. Also of interest, Bob Phillips, of Texas Country Reporter, and his TV film crew were there to film the event. I didn't get to go along the entire trail, but I had a great time photographing some of it. I do want to thank Gail Croft, a member of our local photography group, for inviting me to participate.