Professional Graphic designer, Photographer and Web developer located in Alamo, California.
Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Here are some more of my Washington D.C. adventure pictures. Mount Vernon was George Washington's Virginia estate. The view from the front porch is very relaxing. Too bad George was too busy to enjoy it much. I guess leading the army, setting up the country and being President took a lot of time. Go figure. There is also a working farm on the property, that they work like they did back in Washington's day. See more of these photos on my Flickr account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/97777205@N03/sets/72157636642510135/
I wait my turn while a young photographer takes his picture of the second most famous bridge (after the Golden Gate Bridge) in the state just after sunrise. There were a surprising number of tourists and photographers there and at first I was annoyed because I wanted a shot of the bridge with no one there, but when he kneeled down to get his shot I thought this made a very cool photo. Sometimes the best plan is no plan at all. So after he moved on, I took the shot below, turns out I like the top one better.
After trying to get the bridge and the ocean in the shot at the same time, I realized that wasn't going to happen, so I scampered across Highway 1 and walked down a dirt access road and kept looking back until I was able to frame up this shot.
While waiting to cross back over the highway to my car, this motorcycle came into view and I thought it would be nice to get a shot of it going across the bridge with the winding Highway 1 off in the distance. Someone told me it reminded …
A San Francisco cable car climbs California street to the top of Nob Hill by the Mark Hopkins hotel on the left. I liked the sunlight coming in from the top right corner and used that to focus the attention on the cable car by blowing that out some and adding a bit of glow. I used On1 Software Filters for this one. I also like how it's sharp at the cable car and then fades toward the upper corner. I also added a vignette called the Big Softy to darken the bottom edges. You can see this shot on my Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97777205@N03/19951019005/
A Portrait of my friend and client Dr. Sanford Severin and founder of the East Bay Eye Center in San Ramon. I met Dr. Sandy due to an eye issue I was having. It was a serious thing and at one point my vision in my right eye was at risk. To make a long story short, everything turned out fine for me and the good doctor and I have been friends ever since. I've worked on his book preparing a digital copy to put on his website which I built and you can find at trienergetics.net to review. Look back later, we are preparing some videos to go on Dr. Severin's blog as well.
This portrait was shot in his office with my old Canon D40 with one light. Used Lightroom for the basics and OnOne software for touch-ups and effects.