Saturday, December 23, 2006
(Hyvää Joulua => Merry Christmas! in finnish)
Merry Christmas to all, it was a very nice course. I will remember all you guys with warm thoughts. Thanks to Steve for being a good teacher, it was a pleasure being there. And thanks for the good tip on buying the camera I was asking you about, we ended up getting the camera you recommended (the Canon SD800 with the wide angle lense). It had a lot of good reviews. Take care everybody!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Thanks for the class, I learned a lot, and I'm having a lot more fun with my digital photos! Thanks everyone, Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
This is the original photo that is about 12 years old. It has lost much of its brightness and luster. The boats name is Orphie. It is a 96 foot wooden ketch. I was part of the crew on the boat for 3 months. We chartered guests between St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenedine Islands, which is about a 450 mile one way trip. What a life that was. I sure miss the ocean and bright sunshine.
This is the revised photo. First I cropped the picture to remove the car. I used the magic wand to select the sky and applied a blue photo filter by adding an adjustment layer. I erased the cloud in the left portion of the picture as it was distracting. I then selected the water using the laso tool, added an adjustment layer and applied a photo filter. I selected the boat with the magic wand, applied an adjustment layer and adjusted the brightness and contrast of the hull of the boat. Finally I added one more adjustment layer and adjusted the levels, removed the dust and scratches and then sharpened the image.
Monday, December 11, 2006
I cropped the photo and straightened the bookcase. I made two layers out of the background layer. On the first layer I cut out the plant and on the second layer I applied a watercolor filter.
I applied a light filter effect on top of the watercolor effect to achieve a more natural look.
To the light filtered photo I added an new adjustment layer and applied the invert effect. After this I flipped the image horizontally.
Friday, December 08, 2006
In this edited picture I cropped in down, used level adjustments to lighted it, then used red-eye removal and finally sharpened this edited picture
Thursday, December 07, 2006
If you are thinking about purchasing your first, second, third, or fourth digital camera this article is valuable. When your friends for family ask you questions about purchasing a camera send them this article.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Anywayz, here are my 5 pictures:
This is a pic of my two girls: Mia (2) and Allie (3.5 months)
I have made my own webpage who I use for sharing pictures and memories from my life in Alaska.
The URL to this webpage is: http://asuaf.org/~carlrandin/
I have also an other norwegian photo-page were I share some pictures.
Take a look at this page: http://foto.no/cgi-bin/bilder/vis_fotograf.cgi?brukerid=35207
This is the proff.page for all Norwegian Photographer, and you can find some incredible pictures there with comments and everything - but as I said: it is in Norwegian. Talk to me and I can give a demonstration of the page.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
It's from my trip to Anchorage on 23rd-24th November 2006. I took quite a few pictures from that trip and will be sharing them with my family and friends:) This a pre-taste of what they will look like.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Today I leave for Florida then Jamaica, Grand Caymans, and Mexico. I hope to capture more memories of experiences that will impact my life and I believe this class has helped me to better understand how to capture these experiences.
I started with these two files, the other one over exposed to compensate the dark trees and the creek and the other one under exposed to compensate for the bright sky and the mountains. With curves and masks I adjusted the overall balance of the exposures.
Combining the two pictures resulted this one below.
I didn't stop there. To make the scene more picturesque, I continued with the editing, ending up with this, voila! This one would even make a postcard...