Monday, August 30, 2010
I took a close up digital pic with the Pentax, then used the in camera processing to alter colors, rotate 180 degrees, crop and re-size. I also applied a pastel filter and increased the sharpening slightly. I saved the processed photo back onto the memory card.
For memory, I took the Micro SD card from my phone, put it into an SD holder and put that in the camera. After transferring the pic to this card, I removed the Micro SD from the camera and put the chip back in my phone to send this picture to my blog page via Blackberry e-mail.
Next, I opened the photo in Pixlr on-line and did some more tweaking - adjusting levels and using the clone tool to remove a few spots.
Ok, its not the perfect picture, but I proved that I can do it. I'm sure this will be useful some day. For now it is just for fun.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Friday, August 27, 2010
The full moon this week presented some good photo opportunities - I just wish I knew better what I was doing with long night time exposures. Fortunately, digital film is cheap.
So I was up through some late night and early morning hours this week, but it was pleasant, mild weather, and good photo practice.
Photo to left is the moon about ready to set, around 5:45 am along Hiway 46 above Cambria, CA. 1700 ft above the fog. Pentax K20D with 300 mm lens. Underexposed -2.0 EV to show lunar details.
The Carlton Hotel, in beautiful downtown Atascadero CA, shortly after moonrise
Atascadero Feed and Grain elevator highlighted by moonlight
Golden hills, creeping fog, moonset and sunrise combine for interesting textures and colors.
Thursday morning around 6:10 am. Sunrise is still coming at 6:30 am.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Atascadero's officers leading off Cruise Night in front of Rancho Tee
The first real mini van
Vista Cruiser - our family traveled across the west in one in the early 1970's
Red Woody Wagon - never seen one in red before
Baby take me back to your Pink Cadillac ....
Lon and Eileen Allan in their vintage Navy Jeep. Eileen was the director of the North County Women's Shelter Program, now retired, and Lon is a local historian/author and regular columnist in the SLO Tribune.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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Erickson Air-Crane Helicopter
Erickson helicopter above Morro Bay Strand Beach
Very cool Erickson helicopter at work over Morro Bay
SpaceX Dragon test capsule over Morro Rock
SpaceX capsule parachutes deployed - about 5 miles offshore from Morro Bay
SpaceX capsule parachute test - water landing - 5 miles from Morro Bay
Recovery tugboat is in the right side of the pic.
Photo taken from Morro Bay Power Plant roof - elevation 150 ft.
Pentax K20D - Pentax 500 mm f 5.6 lens (750 equiv), ISO 100, 1/320
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
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