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Something Different

April 4th, 2013 by ronlute
Something Different, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

And now… It was time to do something else. I took a shot of an interesting branch and ran some Color Efex filters on it. Well obviously I need some more learning on the Nik software but I will get there. I will also get out with the camera in a day or two (depending on tomorrow’s rain). It’s been almost 2 weeks after all. This image has the foliage and midnight filters applied.

Posted in flora, Nature, Northern California, post-processing | No Comments »

Follow the Leader

October 3rd, 2012 by ronlute


Follow the Leader, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here’s a photo that I was NOT expecting to get. I was at the local, in town, boat launch and saw these geese out of the corner of my eye. I had my new 70-200mm lens on and am quite pleased at how quick it caught focus and such a nice job too.
I look forward to many great shots with the new glass including the upcoming trip up the coast.

Posted in Animals, Birds, Nature, Northern California, Redding, river | No Comments »

Old Fella

April 19th, 2011 by ronlute


Old Fella, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

We found these wonderful old olive trees in Gerber. Grafted from 100 year old trees they are like bonsai on steroids. Absolutely beautiful.

Posted in Black & White, flora, Nature, Northern California, post-processing, trees | No Comments »

365/80 – BlueBird

April 4th, 2010 by ronlute


365/80 – BlueBird, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here we have some kind of blue colored bird. I wanted to see how a small crop looked. I used my 28 to 135mm zoom and it doesn’t look too bad for this crop.

Posted in Animals, Nature, Northern California, Project 365 | No Comments »

365/57 – Red Leaf

February 28th, 2010 by ronlute


365/57 – Red Leaf, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here is a little plant I found today. I think it could be poison oak. I am working on a macro this week for the print competition.

Posted in flora, Honl, Lighting, Nature, Project 365, Redding, Strobist | 1 Comment »

365/48 – Old Cypress

February 19th, 2010 by ronlute


365/48 – Old Cypress, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here is one from Thursday at Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge. We were in San Francisco for Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary Party. It was cool to see the Photoshop Guys, Joe McNally and other recognizable industry figures.

Posted in Coast, flora, Nature, Northern California, Project 365, trees | No Comments »

Sea Shell on Black

July 6th, 2009 by ronlute


Sea Shell on Black, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

As I accumulate more and more photographic equipment over time I found myself trying something different this past weekend. I did one of the DIY projects that I see, especially on the Strobist, on the web. Turns out it was simple and quick and cost me a total of about $3.50. I’m just learning how to use it but there are so many possibilities. Here is an early shot from the $10 DIY Macro Studio.

Posted in Lighting, Nature, Strobist | No Comments »

Mossbrae Falls

June 27th, 2009 by ronlute


Mossbrae Falls, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Well I finally made it to Mossbrae Falls. Tried to make once in the winter and it turned out I was dressed way too warm and had no water with me and the snow on the tracks was way too thick. (I will go back in winter some day) It was nice to finally make it there and such a sight to see and photograph. I know I will be back someday.

Posted in mountains, Nature, Northern California, river, waterfalls | No Comments »

Lightning SW

June 21st, 2009 by ronlute


Lightning SW, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here is some of the lightning from last week. I was out on the deck trying to get some lightning shots when I had the feeling that it was time to go in. Just about the time I was closing the screen door slider a bolt came down, probably right behind the neighbor’s. There was a flash and an instant loud crack. Close enough.

Posted in Nature, Northern California, Redding, weather | No Comments »

So Smokey

September 1st, 2008 by ronlute

So Smokey, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here is my entry from July 8th the day I took this photo:

Today was the 3rd day in a row that the readings for Redding air were over 250 in the “Very Unhealthy” to “Dangerous” range. The fires have been burning over a month now and even though most are “contained” it is still very bad. Contained just means that there is a perimeter around the fire and that they should spread any further but there are still burning and filling the air with smoke. I just hope that we don’t have to wait till the winter rains before we see clear blue skies again.

It has been a nasty fire season so far. The past week alone it seemed there was one or two fires every day in the local area. We’ve been lucky so far that no fires have happened in our canyon. About 4 or 5 years ago there was a summer that saw about 4 fires down our ridge. The worst thing is that the fire season is really about to start and fires have been raging for over 2 months already.

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