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Archive for September, 2008

Creating a 'Simulated' HDR Photo Using Photoshop's Layers

Creating a ‘Simulated’ HDR Photo Using Photoshop’s Layers

September 30, 2008 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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Toyota Donates More Than $600,000 and 5 Hybrid Vehicles to Yosemite

Toyota Donates More Than $600,000 and 5 Hybrid Vehicles to Yosemite

September 29, 2008 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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Photo of the Day: Mono Lake by Aman Lehal

Photo of the Day: Mono Lake by Aman Lehal

September 29, 2008 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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Photo of the Day: Yosemite Fall by Ralph Arvesen

Photo of the Day: Yosemite Fall by Ralph Arvesen

September 24, 2008 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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Get Into Yosemite Free!

Get Into Yosemite Free!

September 21, 2008 | Comments (0)

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!

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Photo of the Day: Burn by Edie Howe-Byrne

Photo of the Day: Burn by Edie Howe-Byrne

September 20, 2008 | Comments (2)

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 [...]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Starting September 16th

Fall Prescribed Burns Starting September 16th

September 18, 2008 | Comments (1)

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.

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Some Good Spots to Shoot in Yosemite

Some Good Spots to Shoot in Yosemite

September 18, 2008 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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This Geek Life

This Geek Life

September 17, 2008 | Comments (0)

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!

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Photo of the Day: Yosemite Panorama by Jerry Segraves

Photo of the Day: Yosemite Panorama by Jerry Segraves

September 17, 2008 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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