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Fun with Post: Digital Manipulation

Magic Hosta. Digital Manipulation. Copyright Joanne Mason 2014.

Magic Hosta. Digital Manipulation. Copyright Joanne Mason 2014.

Here – for a major change of pace – is a splash of color to stir your senses. The image started as a photograph of large Hosta leaves. Photo data (if relevant): Nikon D200, 12-24 mm Nikon Zoom at 24 mm. ISO 900. 1/60 sec at f/11. Digital manipulation includes solarization (see Sabatier Effect) and other adjustments. Virtually all of my photography includes some digital manipulation, most times subtle. Such manipulation never adds anything to an image that isn’t already there. As I’ve discussed before, one of my goals in photography is to reveal that which is unseen. The photographic image may appear quite unlike what is viewed by the native eye, but all the manipulated colors, shades, and tones are nevertheless in some sense there. The result may be to view a natural scene in a fresh way by subtly enhancing light and shadow, or it may be to stimulate the imagination more drastically to perceive color and light more extensively manipulated. I find it particularly interesting to approach natural scenes in this way and hope that the results do stimulate pleasurable and thoughtful perceptions that enhance one’s appreciation of nature.

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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8, at 24mm. ISO 200. 1/180 sec at f/13. Additional processing in Photoshop. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

Several Joshua Tree images have been posted, including this one. This, however, has had additional processing in Photoshop. Click image for larger (should be viewed at large size).

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Sunset over the Canyon

Sunset over the Grand Canyon. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8 at 23mm. ISO 200. 1/500 sec at f/4.8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

Several images of Grand Canyon sunsets have already been posted. (Can we ever tire of such images?!) This image was processed with HDR techniques. This edition has been newly edited with additional processing in photoshop. The shot is taken from Navajo Point on the South Rim. Click image for larger.

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Old Tree

Old Tree. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8, at 48mm. ISO 800. 1/1000 sec at f/8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

This old tree sits overlooking the ruins of an ancient pueblo settlement in Arizona. The image – which has been completely re-edited – was mislabeled in a previous posting. Originally tagged as being on the rim of Canyon de Chelly, the tree is actually much further west on the Wupatki plain. Click for larger.

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Easy Rider Highway

Easy Rider Highway. Nikon D200. 17-55 Nikkor f/2.8 at 22mm. ISO 800. 1/500 sec at f/8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

Enough florals for a while – Back to landscapes. This is from the recent New Mexico series. It’s been fully re-edited. The title makes reference to the fact that scenes from the movie “easy Rider” were filmed on this road. Click for larger.

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Old Roses – New Series

Old Roses. Nikon D200. 12-24mm Nikkor f/4 at 24mm. ISO 800. 1/400 sec at f/11. Image edited in Photoshop. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

Here is the latest image in the florals New Series. Click image for larger.

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