This composite recently was awarded "Gold" and high for the night on Bay Area Photo Clubs Honors Night last month and a third place ribbon at the Baytown Photo Clubs recent show. It's a nine shot composite with the background being a six shot HDR of an alley on Texas Avenue in Baytown.
We drove by this scene on the way to photograph a sunset at Kee Beach in Kauai and stopped to take a few shots. It would have made a great evening location to stake out and spend an hour or two shooting but we had a plan to shoot the beach sunset and we were determined to stick to it! This was my favorite of the few shots I had time to take. Although I liked the composition I thought the lighting was a little flat and I used a technique Tony Sweet calls a "digital sandwich" to amp it up.
This is a shot of some of the mountains we flew over on our Jack Harter helicopter tour of Kauai. It would be hard to imagine how green these mountains are without seeing them. I suppose that's one of the outcomes in an area with 468" of average rainfall per year!
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.