A recent panorama of a field of mustard in bloom taken near Sebastopol California. The photo below is just a very small section of the larger photo panorama that was created from 14 separate images. Even the panorama has been seriously reduced in order to share it with you… the full resolution image is 30,000 [...]
A recent trip to the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery after dark gave us an opportunity to experiment with Light Painting. Look for another class coming soon to learn more about this amazing process! Sign up to be notified when we get this on the calendar.
Testing new light painting techniques at the local rural cemetery. Having fun playing with new high powered spot lights. Enjoy, Ray
This past Thanksgiving 2012 was a typical affair at our home. Dinner for 25 in a very casual get together that always includes Deep-Fried Turkey! This is a family tradition started by my very brave father-in-law 15+ years back, before you could buy a kit for deep frying your own turkey at Home Depot. The original [...]
Scott Kelby’s 5th Annual World Wide Photo Walk 2012 Local Winner Announced We had an awesome turnout for this year’s Annual Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk. We had a full house and made new friends along the way as we laughed, cried and had an all around great time. Check out this years 2012 [...]
Get ready for another great photography experience! Ray Mabry here and I’m excited to announce that I will be leading the Santa Rosa group for the Scott Kelby’s 5th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk for the 4th year in a row. If you haven’t done this before, here are some fun facts… Photographers [...]
The wind picking up off the bay didn’t stop us from staying at this perfect spot to watch the sunset. I captured HDR image and brought the three images together in Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. The settings were modified to get a realistic photos and then I added some creative layer masking in Photoshop to [...]
A few weeks ago, while our northern California weather was deciding it wasn’t quite spring yet, our Photography Group braved the rain to explore our local Jack London State Park. Despite the wet weather, we managed to check out several locations, including the museum with memorabilia of Jack London’s writing and home. This note was [...]
Watching San Francisco at night from Torpedo Wharf in front of the Warming Hut at Crissy Field . Even better was the calm water and clear sky that made this a great photo to capture. The movement and light in the foreground gives the image perspective and life. Yes, they were still fishing past sundown! [...]
You know how much cropping can help refocus an image to draw the eye exactly where you need it. This example of a triptych uses a combination of texture to tell the tale of the bamboo garden where this was shot. This layout gives the viewer an opportunity to view the same subject simultaneously from [...]
A writer for several online photography blogs, a photography instructor and photojournalist, his goal is to capture the sights, sounds, and feel of the environment and translate those senses into a visual experience that will transcend the two-dimensional bounds of the photograph itself.