Some family came to visit a few weekends ago and we took advantage of the great weather by sitting by the campfire and enjoying some delicious s’mores. They were so good, I can’t wait to do it again soon! Who knew that there was a campground just 30 minutes outside of D.C.? If you can’t get time to travel far, but have the itch to camp, be sure to check out Cherry Hill Campground in College Park, MD. If you like these pics, be sure to check out the video I put together here.











Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw – Before and After

I’ve been watching a lot of photoshop tutorials lately, and I came across this youtube video posted by tutvid, that really demonstrates the capabilities in the camera raw editor in Adobe Photoshop CS5. The entire edit was done all in Camera Raw and it’s really quite fascinating. After watching the video I decided to try one of my own photographs using the same kind of technique. I went through some old photos from Hawaii and found one taken at sunset in Mokuleia on the North Shore of Oahu. I’ve always liked this particular image, but it just never did anything for me. It was kind of dull and boring and I thought it would be a good one to play with and see if adding some dramatic color would help make it a little more interesting and a little more like the actual scene. Here are my before and after images. Outside of two small spot corrections, the only editing was done in camera raw. No layers, no masks, no filters. Lots of fun and really simple.