Revealed
Revealed
Long Lines
Long Lines
Revealing - Close Up
Revealing - Close Up
Adding Distance
Adding Distance
Sunstars
Sunstars
Long Lines - Detail
Long Lines - Detail
Pando - Revealed
Pando - Revealed
Revealers
Revealers
Reveal
Reveal
Sunrise
Sunrise
Into the Woods
Into the Woods
Lost in a blur
Lost in a blur
a winter revealed
a winter revealed
Suess's Follys
Suess's Follys
Revealed - Owl Creek Pass
Revealed - Owl Creek Pass
Aspens at the corner...
Aspens at the corner...
Revealed
RevealedPracticing with motion blur and using layer to erase part of the effect.  Original image was taken in early October, on the Grand Mesa, above Somerset, Colorado.
Long Lines
Long LinesUsing the Motion-Vertical Blur Filter to elongate the trees.  Origin image was captured in mid-October on Ohio Pass, just south of Crested Butte, Colorado
Revealing - Close Up
Revealing - Close UpPracticing with motion blur and using layer to erase part of the effect.  Original image was taken in early October, on the Grand Mesa, above Somerset, Colorado.
Adding Distance
Adding DistanceLike the vertical blurring, this is a radial blur that can my added in as a filter.  It is also a technique that photographers can use by changing the focal length on the camera while the image is being created, during a long-exposure capture.  Original image was taken early October, in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, hiking between Mirror and Crater Lakes.
Sunstars
SunstarsLike the vertical blurring, this is a radial blur that can my added in as a filter.  It is also a technique that photographers can use by changing the focal length on the camera while the image is being created, during a long-exposure capture.  Original image was taken in late September, on Aspen Ridge, near the town of Buena Vista, Colorado.
Long Lines - Detail
Long Lines - DetailUsing the Motion-Vertical Blur Filter to elongate the trees.  This is applied as an overlay mask.  Photoshop then allows you to "erase" the mask, revealing the image behind that is not blurred.Origin image was captured in mid-October on Ohio Pass, just south of Crested Butte, Colorado
Pando - Revealed
Pando - RevealedMy first focal stacked image.  The Pando on Kebler Pass is an amazing creature.  Blurring and masking in Photoshop seemed the natural, next step.
Revealers
RevealersPracticing with motion blur and using layer to erase part of the effect.  Original image was taken in late September, on Aspen Ridge, above Buena Vista, Colorado.
Reveal
RevealFocal stacked, motion blurred, masked to reveal detail beneath.  Aspens are a perfect subject...
Sunrise
SunriseSome years our snow is early, some years it is late.  This may be a light year for us.  The recent snow added to the morning glow as this sun broke through the aspens on a ridge above Como.
Into the Woods
Into the WoodsMy older brother introduced me to Broadway musicals while we were making a cross country journey.  This was significant for many reasons, the greatest being a deeper understanding and connection to my brother, and it would set the course for my life.  We were driving to Colorado which would become my home and new life.
Lost in a blur
Lost in a blurKnow as "the Orton Effect," the intentional blurring of an image an image can take on a lighter, dreamer effect.  Micheal Orton pioneered this technique in the film era of photography by using two films, one correctly exposed and in focused, the second defocused with too much light, and developing them together. In the digital age we can replicate the process, I'm not sure its necessarily easier, but it involves fewer chemicals, and making adjustments to a replicated image.
a winter revealed
a winter revealedPlaying with layer masks and adding and removing blurred effects.  Aspens seem to be the best palette for this sort of work; they're stark exterior doesn't mask their depth.
Suess's Follys
Suess's Follys
Revealed - Owl Creek Pass
Revealed - Owl Creek PassI have practiced this technique for a while, so my skills were rusty and it took multiple attempts to find my rhythm. The straight, symmetrical groves allow for easy manipulation, with the vibrant green foliage adding depth to the image.
Aspens at the corner...
Aspens at the corner...I think I got caught up in some of the bigger images and dramatic views this fall, missing some of the details in the trees that I usually capture. I haven’t played with this specific technique in a few months, but this small grove along the Last Dollar Road offered a perfect grouping to experiment, and I always enjoy the creative process even if I’m not out shooting.
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