I hope that time spent here is relaxing for you and that you enjoy the images as much as I did in taking them. I can't help but marvel at God's Creation! It's awesome!
The new "thing" in 2023 is that we produced our first YouTube videos! Click the YouTube icon at the bottom of any page. We've got several so far, including The Oregon Coast, in which my wife plays a beautiful song that she composed on the piano. I'll be adding more drone shots.
If you are interested in buying an image, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or phone/text: (719) 285-9139 or (719) 285-9129. There are many print options so it's difficult to quote a price.
This year we will visit in Utah in late May and try our luck at Monument Valley. (Last spring, we got snowed out. The park was closed!) And, we will investigate more Colorado spots in the fall.
I have not abandoned my trusty full-frame Nikon D810. I guess I'm "old school" since I have not gone mirrorless! I strive to improve my post processing skills in my "digital darkroom" when I can't be out in the field shooting. It is amazing what today's editing software does.
THE DEBATE ON "AI"
Internet and YouTube photographers are buzzing about Adobe's release (in beta) where you can generate/add items to your existing image. I've seen videos raving about it and others claiming it marks the end of original creativity. I've seen an image where the editor adds a dog to his image. The dog is generated by Adobe and is not a real dog, though the dog looks real. It's amazing where AI is taking us.
But, I've not installed the beta Photoshop version. Here's where I come down on AI. I don't like the idea of adding something AI to an image that was not there. That blurs the line of real photography and bleeds over to almost painting an image that often is unrealistic.
I use PS to edit out distracting items....like a branch, a piece of trash, phone lines, or even a person. I use PS, sometimes, to replace a boring, blue sky, if I think the image will improve. However, I have built up an extensive "sky bank" and only use my photos.
I'm curious of your thoughts. Please leave a comment if you want to chime in!