When I saw these incredibly orange towers against the brilliant blue sky I couldn’t help but take a ton of pictures. Of course at the time I had no idea what I’d do with them, but after playing around in Lightroom, I made a cool looking collage using the Print module and the “save as pdf” option. Pretty easy to use and actually comes in handy for diptychs and triptychs too. You can see some pretty good tutorials on diptychs and triptych’s on Julieanne Kost’s website here.
Back in August, I was visiting a friend in Kansas and as I was driving back from her house, the sun was setting and the sky was beautiful. I started scanning the area for a place to stop and capture the sunset and stumbled upon this picturesque scene. It added about an hour to my trip, but it was so worth it.
The 2012 Islands Magazine Photo Contest has begun! I’ll be starting to look through my images from Venice to see if I have any worth entering. The prices to enter have gone up a bit this year, but it’s not too bad. Take a look at the video describing how the judges chose the 2011 Contest Winners (including mine for Reader’s Choice!) My prize was an all-inclusive trip to Jamaica and I have my reservations for this spring! I can’t wait to go make some new island images! Hopefully I’ll be able to sort through the new images quick enough to enter some this year. And who knows, maybe it will bring another trip for next year! This is the image I entered for 2011 that won Reader’s Choice. Thanks again to everyone who voted for me! The video describes it as a sunset, but I can tell you it was definitely a sunrise! Waking up at 5:00am to drive to Lanikai from Makakilo is not something I do every day ;)
While traveling in Italy over the summer my friend Randy Jay Braun and I ran into this couple trying to take photos of themselves using an extended arm and a point and shoot camera! Well Randy just couldn’t let that happen, so we walked over to the couple and asked if they needed some help. It turned out their photographer was just around the corner seeking a better angle, so they weren’t completely on their own. When he came back he was ok with Randy and I taking a few shots of our own. The couple was from Hong Kong and flew all the way to Burano, Italy, just to take some wedding photographs before the wedding. Randy made sure our best ones were emailed to them. Great models in a beautiful setting!
These are a little late, but better late than never! I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid in Ashley’s wedding and it was a blast! Of course, I never travel without my camera, so here are a few photos I made in between my bridesmaid duties. :)