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on Jul 25, 2013 in Just Out!

Kelby Media & Adobe Giving Away CC at PSW!!!

For Immediate Release Kelby Media and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Offer Photoshop World Attendees Access to the Next Generation of Creative Tools and Services Thousands of attendees at 2013 Las Vegas conference will receive a free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Tampa, FL (July 25, 2013) – Kelby Media Group and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) today announced that Adobe will provide a free one-year Adobe® Creative Cloud™ membership to all 2013 Photoshop World Las Vegas registered conference attendees. The Photoshop World Conference and Expo, produced by NAPP, is the world’s largest Photoshop, Photography and Lighting conference. This year, the event will be held in Las Vegas, September 4-6. The one-year Creative Cloud membership (a $600 value) offered to registered attendees of Photoshop World Las Vegas is an effort led by the President of NAPP, Scott Kelby. In keeping with his vision to provide attendees training and access to the next generation of creative tools and services from Adobe, Mr. Kelby is pleased to offer...

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on Jul 25, 2013 in Landscape Photography

Drama from Smoke

As the sun kept creeping lower, the drama in the color increased. The separation of clouds and smoke at times was very dramatic. Looking for that drama kept me spinning because the wind was constantly upending everything. These images were taken at Minaret Vista, a location behind our home with dramatic views. Shooting with D4 / 80-400 / 18-35 was all that was needed. The WB was set to Cloudy to capture the deep red and a little Photoshop was used to remove the tops of trees that were at the bottom of the frame. Otherwise, what you see is what we saw last...

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on Jul 25, 2013 in Landscape Photography

Working the Weather

We’ve had some very weird weather for the Sierra. While they keep predicting rain, we’ve had enough to spot our windshields and that’s all. And with that was to be some lightning, but we’re only heard distant rumblings. Well a couple of days ago, they had some south of us and it started a fire. The cloud cover trapped the smoke until just a little bit before sunset and then it was just a swirling collage of pastel colors. It was gorgeous so I grabbed the D4 / 80-400 and went clicking. Now those who have talked in person with me about photography know one of my first questions is often, “What’s the subject?” These photos instantly could lead one to ask that question. That’s because there is no subject. There is texture, color, pattern and emotion, but there is no subject. When you remove that subject, you risk failure because without the subject, there is no story. No story and it’s up to the viewer’s imagination to make...

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on Jul 24, 2013 in Landscape Photography

Down with Caesar!

We’ve had really cruddy weather that last three days, deep cloud cover, a little lightning and even less rain (which we so need). With the cold, the hummers have been pounding our feeders. Well, Monday around noon a Allen’s Hummer came in and really challenged Caesars dominance to the one feeder. The rest of the day Monday and then all day Tuesday they flew the most incredibly aerial battles around the feeder. Felt sorry for Caesar, it couldn’t drink enough to keep up with the constant challenge. Well this morning we woke to find the Allen’s on Caesar’s perch and no Caesar! Been watching for hours now but no sign of him. The Allen’s that took his place is a male that appears to be going through a molt. That along with the fact that he lets me walk right up to him, within a foot, makes me wonder if Alvin is back. Only time will...

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