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I took this photo a long time ago, but I finally had the skills to process it in a way that truly felt right and bring out it's full potential.
This is why I feel strongly about not deleting old photo's. You never know when a second look or some new processing skills might help your photo's reach a new level.
This blew my mind today! If you are an adventurer at heart, you are going to love this.
You might have noticed that I have been a little MIA lately. I haven't posted any new pictures or blogged about any recent trips to far away countries. No, I have been sticking close to home the last few months, and for good reason. My wife and I have been expecting our first child, a son, named Patrick.
I'm very happy to announce that Patrick has finally arrived and Jenn and I couldn't be more excited to be parents. Our little boy has brought so much more joy into our lives than we ever thought possible.
In the effort to savor every moment I made this video to capture this very special time in our lives.
HD version can be found here: https://vimeo.com/97697955
Amazing surprise this morning. I made it on the front page of 500px!!! What a huge honor! So blessed to be included around such amazing photographers! Plus I'm number one in my category, "City and Architecture". If you have a second go check out my photo, pretty cool to see it up there! http://www.500px.com/popular
Like all who have gone before me, I'm about to jump out of the spaceship and free fall into the great unknown. Wish me luck!
Photo Info: Picture of the super sonic space suit used during the "red bull space jump" this year. http://www.redbullstratos.com/
I took this a couple weeks ago while I was out with a friend teaching him some of my photography techniques.
I have never been to El Matador and I was so surprise how busy the beach was. I must have counted 3 short films being filmed, several photo shoots going on, one of which involved a Triton and Mermaids, and tons of people just walking the beach. We decided on this high vantage point just to get away from it all and not be over run with people. Good thing I know how to paint people out in photoshop. lol
I had some extra time this week to work on some more images from the California road trip that Jenn and I took last summer. It is always really fun to revisit old trips and relive the memories while doing some post processing.
Sometimes a little bit of distance from the trip allows me to come back to single image and better concentrate on what that one image needs rather then be overwhelmed and distracted by a huge folder of photos all needing post processing. It allows me to take my time and really concentrate.
How it was made: 29mm, f22, ISO 50, 2.5 Sec Canon 5D mkII, Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II, Singh ray LB Neutral Polarizer, using Coken Zpro Holder Single Exposure This particular image was processed using only luminance masking techniques, curves adjustments, and some Nik Color EFEX 4 mixed in. Check out my Photoshop layers to get an idea of all that went into it.
Using these adjustments I was able to specifically target certain areas of the image and achieve a better overall balance to the final image.
Before and After
Move the slider right and left to see the before and after.
For those of us who study composition, this is a fantastic look into the mind of Wes Anderson. Sometimes you need to break the rules in order to be different......
I have been incredible fortunate to have had consistent work over the last 6 years in the animation industry. Not everyone in my industry has experienced the same. Please watch this a support the VFX industry!!!
One of my favourite spots in Los Angeles, the Civic Center area is one of the best places in the city for photography. With the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Park, City Hall, and Department of Water and Power fountains, all with in a block of each other, it makes for some fantastic locations.
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is part of this wonderful complex and plays host to many musical performances and operas in Los Angeles. It is also pretty dang good looking building as well. :)
My friend George Abraham is a contractor/owner of Cornerstone Construction in Los Angeles and he does amazing remodels of homes in the LA area. He asked me to create some images showcasing some of the remodel work he has done in his home to be able to show future clients.
Above: One of the most amazing features in George's home is an unbelievable 1000 gallon salt-water reef fish tank that he designed and installed in his house. Its one of those eye catching features that you just can't help but walk over and look at for hours. It truly is magnificent!
Above: Who needs to watch tv when the fish tank can be viewed from either side wall making it a beautiful focal point to the common areas of the home.
Above: Beautiful Kitchen Design
Above: He also just recently finish a remodel of his backyard which includes a top of the line outdoor grill, and fire pit that is to die for.
George is just an amazingly talented contractor/artist and is a joy to work with. If you ever have a need for home remodeling in the LA area, Cornerstone Construction is the only choice!