Half Dome in the Clouds


Granite and Clouds


Taken in April 2016 from the Yosemite Valley. This giant slab of granite is just west and a little north of Half Dome.

Sunset at Black Butte Ranch


Warner Mountains

Warner Mountains.

Warner Mountains.

I’ve been going back through my archives and I rediscovered this photo that I took back in May 2009 while visiting my mother-in-law in Lakeview, Oregon.

I really like this photo. Especially the clouds. I used a color correction technique that I learned from my friend Vincent Versace to remove the color cast that you normally get when shooting clouds–they’re full of water so they tend to skew a little bluish.

But if you add a Threshold layer in Photoshop, you can identify the parts of the image that should be white and black. You then use a Curves Adjustment layer and set the white point and black point of the curve to the white and black points you identified from the Threshold layer. With that simple technique, you can get clouds that look like these.

Ft. Lauderdale Morning Clouds


Digging deep into my library on this one. This is from a trip to Ft. Lauderdale (albeit many years after I would have been eligible to attend a Spring Break party) to present at a Kelby Training event.

I had a high floor room at the Westin right on the ocean and on that morning, I woke up very early due to the travel. When I went to the window, this is what I saw. I quickly grabbed my camera and went out on the balcony. This was my favorite shot of the bunch.

black butte ranch

Clouds over the Three Sisters mountains.

Clouds over the Three Sisters mountains.