DEC 18, 2010
FEATURED in “CURRET EVENTS” group. DEC.28, 2010
I’m pooped, long day, story later. OK, that was yesterday, now it’s today, or in relation to yesterday, it’s tomorrow which is still today.
When I uploaded this shot, I had forgotten to do the one thing that I preach most to fellow artists, that have been kind enough to allow me to critique some of their works,,,,,,that is to make sure that your horizon, and my horizon, is as level as possible. And if you can’t have a horizon and you have water, make sure your top water line is as horizontal as possible. It truly does make a difference in the overall apperance of the scenic image. My instructor at Solano Community College in Cordellia California was a stickler for horizons and water lines. HOwever, there is the odd time where a verticle pole of one type or another, being the main focus, can over turn the decission to make sure the horizon is level. In that case, there is an option that I have discovered in my Adobe Photoshop Elements, called Image, Skew, Distort. That little filter option can allow you to correct the image that isn’t correctable by normal lab options, unless you had a bellows on your print processor. So, that allows the image that I always thought I couldn’t use, to be useable. Since I have been editing my image story, I decided I needed to take my image back to photoshop and rotate the image just a little bit clockwise. That allowed the horizon to be level and it also straightened up some wind mill posts that at first didn’t look like they were leaning.
I usually try to beat sunrise when I go fishing. It comes up in a way that if I’m driving South, the sun is coming in my drivers window and I have to turn my sunvisor to the side, then when I drive West, I have to put it back towards my windshield. So, if I get out there before sunup, no problems with brite sunlight in my face or eyes. I took this shot with the mind thought of how mankind is trying to come up with energy producing ideas to save foscil fuels. If you ever wonder “ON WHO’S GOT MORE POWER”, that’s an easy sollution. The sun has more power go to waiste every 24 hours, that it would take man several hundred years to produce that much waiste power. Who’s going to benefit from our nuclear waiste in the future? Is underground storage the answere, or should we be sending our tons and tons of nuclear waiste into the sun’s corona? Wind power is great in areas that have prevailing winds on a continueous basis. This area of this wind farm is located near Birds Landing and Collinsville off of Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista. Travis AFB was built with the runways facing in the direction of the most prevelant winds pointing between East and West and in the place where it is just because it had those winds in that location. See, it really is location, location. But, we all know, or at least I hope we all know, that the Sun is the largest producer of power in our solar system. I took this shot with my soon to be delligated to the number 2 camera, my Canon EOS Kiss Rebel 300D and my Canon 100-300 AF Macro Telephoto lens. This shot was taken with a focal length of 100mm in order to get as many windmills in the shot as I could.