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SPARATORE

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#264825 Sunlight On The Rocks II

Posted by SPARATORE on 26 November 2020 - 01:19 AM

Greetings:

 

This is Version II, shot from a different angle, so the Sierras in the background of Version I... can be seen clearly.

 

Enjoy,

 

Don

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  • SUNLIGHT ON THE ROCKS II  11-25-20 PSF .jpg



#264824 Sunlight On The Rocks

Posted by SPARATORE on 25 November 2020 - 12:20 AM

Nice one, Don!

Wish we had that landscape where I reside...

Herman:

 

Thanks for stopping by and your remarks.

 

Once and a while... I get it right.

 

Don

 

 

Nice shot, Don.  :)

 

 

Nice shot, Don.  :)

Mark:

 

Thanks for the Kudo's. 

 

Don




#264821 Sunlight On The Rocks

Posted by SPARATORE on 23 November 2020 - 11:38 PM

Just as I was leaving this location, having done a number of Landscape shots, I saw the late afternoon filtered sunlight on the granite rocks, this one, I could not pass on.  N. CA Sierras south of Lake Tahoe. 

 

Camera: D4s, HH, 24-70 MM. PP Adobe LR and Photoshop. 

 

Enjoy,

 

Don

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  • SUNLIGHT ON THE ROCKS  (4X6) 11-23-20 PSF .jpg



#264714 A Fall Festive Scene

Posted by SPARATORE on 09 October 2020 - 01:58 AM

This is a window shot, taken through the glass at an Antique Store in Sutter Creek, CA. The giant Incandescent Bulb provides the gentle warm glow often seen in vintage images.

 

Camera: D4s, HH, W/24-70 MM. PP Adobe Lightroom

 

Enjoy,  Don

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  • WARM AUTUMN SCENE O 10-08-20 VER III PSF .jpg



#264700 Pines At The Lake

Posted by SPARATORE on 03 October 2020 - 03:36 PM

I know the feeling, Don. I've been using a specialised product called, "Dynamic Auto-Painter (DAP) 4 Pro" for that very purpose.

Herman:

 

What I really want from Paint is to be able to select zones and apply brush size and texture within each zone. This would emulate painting much more accurately. It may be possible in "Oil Paint" but, so far I have not found a method for that style. 

 

Don




#264664 Pines At The Lake

Posted by SPARATORE on 23 September 2020 - 10:21 PM

Nice one W6PJJ. l like the effect. l used to be into amateur radio :)

 

Bill:

 

The more I experiment with Photoshop Oil Paint, the I enjoy applying it to Landscape Images. Thanks for the remarks.

 

Don

 

W6PJJ




#264432 Red Lake, CA

Posted by SPARATORE on 18 June 2020 - 12:57 AM

Here is a shot across Red Lake in the Eastern Sierras of Northern CA. Red Lake is located 82 miles SE of Sacramento, CA on Highway 88 just a short distance east of Kit Carson Pass. The old wagon and stagecoach trail that went over Kit Carson Pass... is still visible on the right side of this frame just above the large rocks. 

 

Most of the time during warmer weather, a Green Algae Bloom makes this lake look like a ugly green mess. This is the first time in years that I have not seen the Bloom in mid June.  I could not pass the opportunity to capture this beauty above Hope Valley. The mountain peak in the distance is Hawkins Peak rising to 10,024 FT ASL it is a popular location for climbers with strong constitutions. Just twelve miles east of the peak, is the Nevada stateline.  

Enjoy, Don

 

Camera: D4s, HH, W/24-70 mm @ 28 mm. PP Affinity & CS6.

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  • RED LAKE-NIPPLE TOP 06-14-20 PSF VER III.jpg



#264314 Wind Pump on Canvas

Posted by SPARATORE on 10 May 2020 - 09:33 PM

Gentlemen:

 

Thanks for visiting this post and your remarks. 

 

I like this feature, I am going to spend more time working with that feature, I have just been fooling with the basics and want to see the full potential there. 

 

Don




#264293 Wind Pump on Canvas

Posted by SPARATORE on 08 May 2020 - 02:01 PM

I have always been fond of Wind Driven Water Pumps but sadly, there are few in operation these days. One would think they would be in high-demand what with the increased interest in alternate forms of energy driven by the wind. 

 

I decided to work in Photoshop's Oil Paint Mode with this image. 

 

Enjoy, Don

 

Camera: D4s, HH, W/70-200 mm Nikkor. PP Adobe Photoshop.

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  • WINDMILL & GREEN GRASS  05-06-20 PSF LWRES.jpg



#264259 Friday Night Moon

Posted by SPARATORE on 03 May 2020 - 04:02 PM

I setup for Deep Sky imaging on Friday but, the high-thin clouds just kept moving over my area so, I switched to shooting the Moon. 

 

Here it is Waxing Gibbous at 57% illumination. Scope: 80 mm APO Refractor. Camera: D4s  PP Adobe Photoshop

 

Don

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  • MOON WAXING GIBBOUS 57% 05-01-20 PSF-.jpg



#264212 Blue Belly

Posted by SPARATORE on 24 April 2020 - 02:48 AM

Nice one, Don!

 

:rolleyes:

Herman:

 

Hello... good to hear from you... and thank you for the comment.

 

Don




#264209 Blue Belly

Posted by SPARATORE on 22 April 2020 - 04:13 PM

Thanks Peter for your remarks... and the Lizard... such a cooperative subject.

 

Don




#264207 Blue Belly

Posted by SPARATORE on 22 April 2020 - 01:56 PM

The Western Fence Lizard AKA Blue-Belly is very common in CA. This one has a spectacular perch, he can see predators and most importantly, the next meal. 

 

Camera: D4s, HH, W/70-200mm Nikkor Lens. PP Adobe LR.

 

Enjoy, Don

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  • GREILICH RD LIZARD  04-22-20 PSF .jpg



#264202 Super Moon - 7th April 2020

Posted by SPARATORE on 19 April 2020 - 11:33 PM

Herman:

 

 

Nice full moon images. 

 

Good job,

 

Don

 

 




#264154 California Lupin

Posted by SPARATORE on 07 April 2020 - 01:27 AM

Very nice, Don.  The flower provides a nice contrast to the background.  :)

Mark:

 

Thanks for your comments. It was quite a joy to attach that old 105... I bought it back in 73 and used it many times with my old F2. If you focus an Ants head, his torso is out of focus, quite the Micro Lens in that day and, today as well. 

 

Don

 

 

Nice. l like the colors in the photo.

 

Bill:

 

Thank you for your remarks. I agree with you on the colors, I enjoy them very much. Of course in close-up work the DOF can make for some very interesting out-of-focus color presentations. 

 

Don