Lots of people are into the High Dynamic Range photos but sometimes they don’t quite turn out the way you’d envisioned. Here’s an interesting tutorial that uses Adobe Photoshop’s Layer Blending to create a ‘simulated’ HDR image by widening the visible range. Give it a try if you’ve got time. Digital Photography School: Select the [...]
Archive for September, 2008
The Yosemite Fund was presented with a check totaling more than $600,000 and five Toyota Prius vehicles this morning at a press conference held at the University of California at Merced. In addition, Yosemite National Park and UC Merced unveiled plans for the grant which will support a number of environmental leadership and education programs [...]
Happy Monday everyone! Today’s Photo of the Day is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful shot of Mono Lake by Aman Lehal. Did I mention it’s beautiful? Man what a great shot. I haven’t been able to get over the Sierra much this year so this photo really makes me want to ditch everything and just go [...]
Holy crap! Today is Wednesday? I’ve been so busy with other things I totally lost track of time. Ralph emailed me and said that if I posted his photo as Photo of the Day he’d pay me $5. Well, sorry Ralph, your photos are just too good. I can’t take your money. Just kidding, Ralph [...]
It’s official. All National Park Service sites, including Yosemite National Park will offer free visitor admission on September 27, 2007 for National Public Lands Day. Additionally, all National Park Service sites will also be offering free admission on September 28, 2008 in recognition of newly naturalized citizens. Hooray!
Today’s Photo of the Day is one of a collection that Edie took the other night of the controlled burn taking place in Yosemite Valley just west of El Capitan. Beautiful stuff, Edie. Be sure to check out the whole collection on Flickr and then head over to Edie’s site LittleRedTent.net. Photo by Edie Howe-Byrne [...]
The National Park Service will start the fall season of prescribed burns in Yosemite Valley and surrounding areas to remove fuels that can lead to much more destructive fires. The burns are slated to begin on September 16th weather permitting. Smoke and particulate matter from the fires may cause eye and throat irritation.
Richard took the time to send in an email and asks: Would you be so kind as to refer me to a web site that might list 10 (or some manageable number) great sites for shooting photos in Yosemite, easily accessible from the valley floor? I have been there before, and I am not a [...]
Just a quick interruption to call your attention to my new side project I’ve been working on: ThisGeekLife.com. I could try to explain it but it’d be easier if you just went and checked it out. Thanks!
Jerry’s son was one of the lucky ones who got to work in Yosemite so whenever Jerry went to visit it was a chance to take pictures. Here’s a panorama of several photos stitched together from on such trip that Jerry sent in. Nice shot, Jerry. Thanks for sending it in. Photo by Jerry Segraves [...]