Carson Pass Wildflowers – Laura Ashburn Photography – Shingle Springs, Ca.

Laura Ashburn Photography

Carson Pass Wildflowers

  • Canon 5D mkiii camera
  • Canon EF16-35 mm f/4L IS USM lens
  • Focal length – 25mm
  • Aperture – f:11
  • Speed – 1/6
  • ISO – 160

3 stop soft LEE graduated ND filter for this.
Also shot in RAW and post processing done in Photoshop. This is a single exposure as well, no fancy techniques besides levels, curves, contrast, saturation, sharpening and some dodging. The red casts on the peaks were due to the fires we were having at the time. Not really a relevant detail but it did affect the light. 🙂 – Laura

Barbecued Oysters – Gold Country Photography – Grass Valley, Ca

Gold Country Photography

Just in time for your Super Bowl soiree!

A friend of ours came up two weeks ago the night before our NFL Championship game day event. He showed up with a bag (24) and a few runaway oysters. “Where the heck did you get those?” I asked, he said he stopped at our local market to pick up some beers and there was a guy selling them from the back of his truck. This was his last bag, it was half off plus he threw in all the ones that were loose.

While not my personal favorite food by any means, barbecuing them was an awesome experience. As us non-cooks got the barbecue ready, Arlene (who loves to cook) went to work on a mignonette.

Tools required: Barbecue, oyster knife, non-melting glove, forks, mignonette, Tabasco sauce, lemon wedges and a cold beer or beverage of your choice 😉

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Rainy Days – Ivy Tree Photography – Mt Shasta, Ca

Rainy Days

January 24, 2018

Rainy days sometimes means being stuck inside with nothing to do. So there comes a need for creativity in doors. For me I find it extremely difficult to photograph things inside, because my main focus is nature and the outdoors. But, I will take the challenge and try to find a tutorial online to find a little inspiration. I actually enjoy these kind of projects, because it forces you to step outside your box. So my creative project this rainy day week was capturing smoke and a few different editing processes done in Photoshop.

  • Nikon D5300 camera
  • Nikon 55-200mm lens
  • Focal length – 60mm with a 20MM macro extension tube
  • Aperture – 8
  • Speed – 1/320
  • ISO – 100
  • Off camera flash used
    Trigger & Tripod also used

To continue reading just how to do this, please read Ivy’s wonderful blog post here – Rainy-Days