(this is not an image for a client, but a fun personal project.)
I was at an incredible property of a friend's in alpine recently, taking photos of my daughter and friends. I walked out the front door, and saw this amazing sight. standing there i was struck by the beauty and feel of the sight, and the majesty of god's creation. i paused, taking it all in for a moment, and then i snapped the shot fairly quickly and moved on to visiting with friends/family.
when i brought it home, i realized that the image that my camera captured was less than picturesque - and certainly didn't capture the feeling of awe I felt while standing there. so i uploaded it to trusty photoshop and worked on editing it until it captured the way i viewed it, and the way it *felt* to stand there.
i've heard critiques over the years about our overly photoshopped images - and the dangers of creating a lie through photos. i think these critics are mostly talking about portraits and the shallowness of using photoshop to shave weight off a woman or remove her god-given freckles. i certainly tend to agree with this - a photograph should be a person's real beauty, not our hollow ideas of what one photographer thinks is beautiful.
however!.....haven't we all taken a picture of a fabulous moonlit sky, and then tried to show it to a friend who, in turn, is unimpressed because it looks so small and dull in camera? There are some things that cameras still can't capture quite right even for the experienced photographer. photoshop has made it possible to grab that moon, enlarge it, and make it glow to show to others and share that very special experience with someone you love. and sharing a special experience with someone you love - that's the good stuff.
look at this wild sailboat in the middle of winterhaven! i wish it were mine, and i could turn it into a tiny home :)
please enjoy and share - but also please credit where possible. thank you!
yuma is a surprising and beautiful place! here are some images of the beautiful views from the reservation viewpoint of the territorial prison and the colorado river.
please enjoy and share. Please credit where possible. thank you!
lute's casino is a very fun yuma hotspot! They have the most amazing food and fun atmosphere! I was contracted out by grubhub to do some menu photos for them, and I snapped a few of these fun shots whle i was there.
this fun light fixture was in one of the mobile homes I recently shot. i did shoot it for the purpose of giving in to the client, but in the end, i didn't deliver it with the set, because i thought it wouldn't suit a listing well. but i had fun editing it on my free time and love the result