Daughter’s Room

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Daughter’s Room

A room only a daughter could love! I had fun creating this image, used a number of filters to get the affect I was looking for. This is definately fanciful!

A number of years ago, I was really into high dynamic range photography. And I was really into creating interesting images, images that hearkened to graphic arts more than photography. This photograph is one such image.

I really loved that my daughter is an artist. She is following in her fathers’, grandmothers’, and grandfathers’ footsteps.  My parents painted with oils, and they produced some really nice paintings.

I went more into drawing, and finally into photography, where my artistic drive is satisfied by the work I produce. My daughter on the other hand is multi-talented, she is comfortable in acrylic, drawing, photography, graphics arts and jewelry.

As noted above, I was in this creative zone and so decided to photograph her room (she is much cleaner now!) and see what I could do with it.

As I said, this was one of my first high dynamic range image, comprised of 5 separate exposures merged together in Photomatix. I then took the image and brought it into Photoshop where I opened a number of different filters I had at the time from Topaz Labs, who by the way, create a number of excellent Photoshop plugins for photographers.

This particular image has several Topaz Labs filters applies, but the primary filter which gives it it’s pizzazz is the one that used to be called Simplify. This filter would smooth out textures and give it this graphic arts look. This is what I was going for, essentially the opposite of your typical HDR which emphasizes texture. I used the HDR to merge the exposures and to get the colors I was looking for, but then turned to Simplify to get the smooth look I was going for.

Anyways, this is the results. And it is an image that other’s have expressed to me that they love. I even had a friend who called me to ask that I put the image up on my website. So here it is, Calvin, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

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A little bit about me . . .

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can’t decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

Peace,