Backyard Summertime Clouds and Landscape in New Jersey.
After the Storm. It has been raining a lot since last Saturday night. The storm system is finally leaving. I hoped to get a rainbow, but had to settle for a landscape view from my backyard. But then again, it is not often I can take a landscape image with weather/clouds from my backyard. The image was taken with a Leica X1. The first version of the image is the “out of the camera” JPG. The next two were the Leica X1 version of RAW (Adobe DNG) that were processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. The main difference between these two images was the white balance). The final image was converted to B&W using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Gone to See California. Day 1: Flight from New Jersey to San Francisco.
Aerial Photography — Somewhere over the middle of the country at 30,000 feet. I don’t know where we were, but it looks like a small town and farm land. This is the last day of winter. A lot of brown, not much green yet. I didn’t have a window seat, so only had this one chance to take an image while the person sitting next to the window was in the restroom. The flight was totally booked, and I was in the very last row. Sitting in the back row has many problems. I couldn’t lean the seat back and I now have a backache. They ran out of food, and I now have a bad headache, and I was right next to the very busy restroom. I prefer driving, even if it is all the way across the United States.