Oct 012010
 

I processed this photo using PhotoTools after seeing a great webinar from Brian Matiash. Brian specializes in HDR photography of what he calls “Urbex” or “Urban Exploration” photography. He goes into crazy scary broken down places and uses wide angle, tilt shift lenses to get amazing photos. PhotoTools has many presets, but I was taken with the stylized effects which work well in Urbex photography and HDR photography.
Grace Cathedral

Sep 292010
 

I took this photo about a year ago while on a photo walk with my friend Brooke Wilton. I like to look back on my old photos to find shots that I might have missed the first time through. I was inspired to work on this photo by a great photographer and teacher, Brian Matiash. He recently did a webinar of his HDR process and workflow that included a photoshop plugin called “Photo Tools” that I really liked the look of. If you have about an hour, check out his webinar at http://tinyurl.com/36h83sw , I highly recommend it.

The Machines at Holly Power Plant