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The Three Shastas on a Hazy Day

March 25th, 2014 by ronlute

The Three Shastas on a Hazy Day

Here is the classic 3 Shastas image but it is less than ideal. The other day was a bit hazy. Don’t know why exactly but probably a few fires somewhere or maybe some smog from China. The lake is down a ways but luckily not as much as it was and with the rain here this week it will get even better.

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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.

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State Theater – Red Bluff

December 20th, 2012 by ronlute

State Theater – Red Bluff, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

The old State Theater in Red Bluff, California. I’ve never lived in Red Bluff but I have some fond memories. Back in the 70’s I was at Lake Shasta on a motorcycle and had some issues with the clutch and transmission. The bike shop in So. Cal. had set up my bike poorly. I went to Red Bluff and on the way my shift cable broke. The shop in Red Bluff not only fixed everything but barely charged me anything. I knew then that there was something special about a small town.

Posted in Black & White, buildings, Northern California, post-processing, Project 365 | 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 »

Hanging On

September 18th, 2012 by ronlute


Hanging On, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

This is definitely one of my favorites shots of 2012 and probably of all time. I love the way the light works with dark area behind Shane under Hedge Creek Falls giving a great background. Shane is busy holding the rope for Farren as she is doing a solo climb up the face of the Falls. His intent gaze is wonderful.

Posted in Lighting, mountains, Northern California, People, waterfalls | No Comments »

The Great Mountain & Coming Changes

June 26th, 2012 by ronlute


The Great Mountain – B&W, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Well I guess it’s time to pay attention. This has always been one of those things where I am just about to get a regular habit of posting and it doesn’t happen. But as I’ve said that is about to change. I’ve recently started paying attention (as I’ve said) and now I will start using the power of WordPress and we shall see!

Posted in Black & White, mountains, Northern California, post-processing, Shasta | No Comments »

Downtown Parking

April 25th, 2012 by ronlute


Downtown Parking, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Loved the look of the clouds today during my afternoon walk around work. Put on a circular polarizer today for my walk.

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

Coming Round the Corner

October 5th, 2011 by ronlute


Coming Round the Corner, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

A shot from the photo walk in Redding. For the second year I was privileged to be a leader in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s a great experience and I’ve met some great photographers in the process.

Posted in bridge, Events, Northern California, Project 365, Redding | No Comments »

Big Sur

September 5th, 2011 by ronlute


Big Sur, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Been awhile so here is one with more to come!

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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 »

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