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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.

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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 »

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 »

Cheri and Family

March 5th, 2011 by ronlute


Cheri and Family, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here’s one from December. I did a family portrait shoot with a friend. This young man is stationed overseas and was home for Christmas.

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365/91 – Crystal Creek Pano 2

April 19th, 2010 by ronlute


365/91 – Crystal Creek Pano 2, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here is a 3 shot panorama that I took yesterday at our Waterfall Meetup. It’s pretty nondescript.

Posted in Black & White, mountains, Northern California, Project 365, river, waterfalls | No Comments »

365/82 – RadioPoppers Again

April 4th, 2010 by ronlute


365/82 – RadioPoppers Again, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

First time with the RadioPoppers on the new 550D. Work fine. Of course we knew they would.
Canon 430EX II high camera left bounced with a white brella fired at 1/2 power with the Radiopopper. f8 at 1/200.

Posted in Black & White, Lighting, Northern California, People, post-processing, Project 365, Self-Portrait, Strobist | No Comments »

365/64 – Black and White with Snoot

March 9th, 2010 by ronlute


365/64 – Black and White with Snoot, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

First of all I am going back in time with the numbering here as I have some how gotten off track. Since most of these go to my blog it seems to be a bit messy changing the name later so now I am back to the right number of shots, 64.
After listening to an all about flash podcast by lensflare35 and the Digital Experience group I wanted to try my honl snoot for the back lighting. I guess it turned out OK (but not great).
So here is the lighting:
Canon 430EX II high camera right fired @ 1/8 power through the shoot-thru umbrella with the RadioPopper JrX.
Vivitar @ 1/4 power fired with the Sonia optical slave through a Honl snoot. Post processing is with Silver Efex Pro.

Posted in Black & White, Honl, Lighting, People, podcasts, post-processing, Project 365, Self-Portrait, Strobist | No Comments »

365/60 – Downtown Promenade

March 3rd, 2010 by ronlute


365/60 – Downtown Promenade, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Got out for a short walk with the camera today. The sky was dark and stormy looking but no rain.
I used Silver Efex Pro in the post-processing to get this great holga looking photo.

Posted in Black & White, Northern California, post-processing, Project 365, Redding, weather | No Comments »

View From Fort Point

February 27th, 2010 by ronlute


View From Fort Point, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here is a foggy one from fort point on the 20th anniversary of photoshop. I am using a trial version of Silver Effects Pro to see how I like it. And I do.

Posted in Black & White, bridge, Coast, post-processing, Project 365 | No Comments »

365/27 – Yoshis

January 28th, 2010 by ronlute


365/27 – Yoshis, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Yeah, so I missed my first day. There will be days like that. Low lighting = not so great. So yeah about the low lighting. It was a quick portrait before I had to go somewhere tonight. I thought I would try the main light low. On the way home I am listening to TWIP and there are talking lighting. LIght high for the best look. I see what they mean.
(Note to self: Light high dude)

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