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I’ve had to take a little break from blogging the last several days because I’ve been so busy with work. I am happy to announce that I am back in action however. This past weekend I had the opportunity to act as photographer on a canyoneering trip with several Boy Scouts. It was a really fun trip and I was able to take some nice pictures. I will post of a few of them in the upcoming days.
So what’s next on the agenda you ask? I have a quick weekend trip planned to Sedona this week where I will be looking to get some killer fall foliage shots. Next week on Wednesday I’m leaving to spend 6 days in Southern Utah in search of arches, slot canyons, natural bridges and with a little luck, some great Milky Way shots. All of this followed up with a possible trip to Monument Valley and Arches National Park during Thanksgiving weekend if the weather (snows) cooperates. This next month is going to be very exciting so keep checking back!
Today’s image is another from the Pinnacles at Cape Woolamai taken on Phillip Island Australia. This place remains one of my favorite places that I’ve photographed so far. I’ve been playing around with some different processing styles and today, I wanted to ask your opinions of the processing on this image. Which do you like better?
This first image is the result of manual blending and brightness/contrast/saturation adjustments in Photoshop:
This second image is the result of Tone-Mapping in Photmatix followed by slight brightness adjustment in Photoshop and finished with Topaz Adjust:
Happy Monday everyone!
Today’s image comes to you from Australia. I took this shot at The Pinnacles which is a point at Cape Woolamai. It was a really interesting evening as we walked about a mile along to beach before climbing a path that meandered it’s way along the cliffs that hugged the coast line. We met a fellow hiker along the way that explained to us that the all the holes we were seeing along the path belonged to a species of bird referred to as the “muttonbird” and told us that this was their nesting season.
I didn’t think too much of it at the time and had soon put it out of my mind. I took a couple shots from the ridge but soon decided to climb down the steep bank to get some shots closer to the water for sunset. While I was watching I saw several of these birds come in on the horizon and by the time I climbed back up to the ridge after sunset there were literally THOUSANDS of these birds flying overhead. We found out later that Phillip Island is home to over 1.5 million of these birds that nest in various areas throughout the season. It was one of the strangest experiences of my life. Kristi took a video of the birds which you can check out here.