Sharing with you some of the photographs that recently caught my attention — mostly because they are very captivating.
First off, Scott Kelby has just posted some of his shots from Tuscany. He made it into a photo book layout, just like his previous trips. It got me excited for my trip next year to Italy for our honeymoon.
Next up, check out some great surfing photos at Clark Little Photography. I just love the colors of the water as well as the different views of the waves. I’ve never seen shots like these and I was amazed when I looked at the rest of his gallery.
And finally, check out RC Concepcion’s photo of his daughter Sabine. It’s gotta be one of the great photos of babies that just capture their awe and their emotion… I won’t say anything more because I will let you enjoy the photo –
As photographers, we never cease to learn. We constantly find new subjects to shoot, tinker with our gadgets to find new images, and we travel for inspiration. Here are some articles that I’d like to share with you…
Photoshop & Lightroom links:
HDR or High Dynamic Range — this is becoming more and more popular so I thought I’d share some interesting articles here:
And finally, some HDR contest time!
Over at stuckincustoms.com, there’s an ongoing HDR contest that will allow you to win a new 15″ Mac Book Pro! What do you have to do? Simple — just download HDR Max and then submit your HDR photo.
Sharing with you a couple of shots of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The towers are incredibly tall and it’s very well-lit at night. It has a magnificent view of the city from the viewing deck too! While you’re there, make sure to drop by the shopping mall located at bottom of the towers!
The first shot was taken hand held. The light you see on top of the towers is caused by the spotlights. To avoid the camera shake, I bumped up the ISO to 800 and made sure I shot in burst mode.
The next shot was taken from the SkyLounge Bar at the Traders Hotel. If you want to hang out at KL and have a nice drink while enjoying the view, I highly recommend you go there. The only bad thing when we went there was it was warm and humid (well, what do you expect? )… it was still cool though.
All images were taken with a Canon 40D, 17-40 F/4 L lens.
While I’m still finalizing the edits of my Bangkok photos, here’s 1 of the temples taken at the Grand Palace. I started to adjust the image in LR 1.3 and since LR 2.0 Beta came out, I decided to experiment with the shadows. The final photo was done entirely in LR 2.0 Beta with final sharpening in Photoshop before I sent it to the web. Hope you like it. Comments are welcome.