Showing posts from December, 2013

Capitola Painted Bungalows

Painted Bungalows , a photo by skip.kuebel on Flickr. Sunset on the beach in Capitola, California with brightly painted beach bungalows in the foreground. I've been in a tilt-shift mode lately and here is another example. It makes the highlighted buildings look like miniature models like you would see on a model train set-up. Visit my Flickr site to see these images at full size. Happy New Years! Skip Kuebel, Photographer

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge , a photo by skip.kuebel on Flickr. Here is the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge shot from the west side above Baker Beach on the hiking trail. Had to go underneath the toll plaza and hike past  WWII Godfrey Battery to get this view. I shot this with my Canon 40D and the post-processed it using Lightroom for basic color balancing, cropping and so on, then a quick trip to the Nik software plug-in to cross-process the color, then a touch of glamour glow and finished off with lighten/darken center. Then into Photoshop to do some minor touch-ups and then used the tilt-shift blur filter. Back to Nik to use the auto noise reduction and then sharpened up the middle portion a tad. Check out more of my GG Bridge pictures at my Flickr site to see the pictures at full size and resolution. Skip Kuebel, Photographer