Sunrise Over The Hill

Sunrise Over The Hill

I’m super excited for tomorrow’s pre-release of On1 Photo’s new photo processing software, On1 Photo RAW! It’s the first all-new raw image processor in years and it’s built from the ground up to utilize the power of today’s modern graphics card. You don’t need to be a pro to have a blast with this software; it’s easy to use and the creative possibilities are endless. Just about every one of my photos goes through a round of On1 Effects, which is a part of On1 Photo RAW.

Sunrise at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center.

Wetland Sunrise

Day 21 of #MyJune30

This image was taken a few weeks back and I’ve just not gotten to process it. All processing was done in Lightroom for this one. I was out chasing the sunrise and after a few locations, I didn’t feel that I had captured the beauty I was going for. I quickly made my way to the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center and parked outside, near the highway. I marched down the hill, tripod and camera bad in tow, and set up for this shot. The colors were changing so fast, I got a new shots that really look different, even though they were taken at the same spot, all within a fifteen minute span. Sunrises will always keep a photographer on his/her toes!

Sunrise at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center.

Many colors show in the sky, and reflected in the water, during this sunrise at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center in Lawrence, KS.

This image was shot using the Sony α6000 mirrorless camera with an Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 lens.

Easter Eggs!

Easter Eggs!

Easter Eggs

Dyed, colored and stickered by the Weinmanns.

What a fun tradition! Since I have a knack for finding deals, I’ll usually pick up an Easter egg dying kit right after the holiday for mere cents. What this causes, though, is my daughter to bug me all year, every time she see that box, to dye eggs. (Now that I think about it, why do we only dye them once a year?)

This photo was taken on my Sony a6000 with a Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 lens, wide open. After basic adjustments in Lightroom, it was sent through Topaz Lab’s Impression and then through the Nik Collection’s Color Effex Pro and Analog Efex Pro.