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Here’s a panoramic of the golf course here in Rexburg. This picture is about 6 pictures put together to create one.

And if you dare (it’s huge), here is the full size image:

I’m still alive.

Some random pictures I’ve taken recently.

Williamsburg, VA

Washington, D.C.

If you have a question on what/where any picture was taken, just ask. I’ll try my best to remember, and give you the name of it.

First Outing

Ok, Richmond is full of old historic stuff, since it’s one of the oldest cities in the states. We went to three different places: Hollywood Cemetary, the Capitol Building, and a destroyed cannon foundry.

1. Capitol Building

2. Washington Monument

3. Confederate Pyramid Memorial

4-5. Confederate Soldier Graves

6. Original Walls of Cannon Foundry

I’m back… kinda

So it’s been forever since I’ve put anything on the blog. I blame it on the fact that my photography class is over and I got lazy. But, I’m in Richmond now and there’s some cool sites to see around here. I’ll have pictures up in the next day or two.

Night & Light

Diamond Lights – 11/10/2010, 9:32pm; Rexburg, ID; f-10; 8 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.

Lightpost Streams – 11/10/2010, 9:58pm; Rexburg, ID; f-10; 5 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.

City Lights – 11/10/2010, 10:10pm; Rexburg, ID; f-18; 15 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.

For the first picture, I put my camera on a tripod and set the shutter speed to 8 seconds. I then used an app on my phone which flashes different colors on the screen, and waved it in front of the camera. The original image looked like a stroke of light across the picture. I duplicated the layer, rotated it 90 degrees and set the blending mode to “Linear Burn”. This created a “diamond” shape where the light strokes intersected. I flattened the image, then copied it two times, set blending modes to lighten and placed them in the pattern. I only increased the blacks on this picture.

For the second, I had my camera on a tripod facing some lightposts next to a sidewalk. While the camera took the picture, I slowly rotated the camera to the right to get the streams of light. I only adjusted blacks and contrast.

For the last one, I simply put the shutter speed on a longer time. The cars driving by made the light streams, and the changing of the stop-light made it look like all three colors were on. I adjusted the contrast and saturation.


Night-time Temple – 11/10/2010, 9:56 pm; Rexburg, ID; f-10; 5 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.

Trunk – 9/29/10, 2:09 pm; Rexburg, ID; f-5; 1/13; Canon Rebel XSi.


For both of these, I used a mix of the magic wand and quick selection tools. I used those to make the general selection, then I used the lasso tool to make smaller adjustments to the selection. Once I had a selection, I filled it with white.

Poster Print

1. Rexburg Lillys – 24×36
2. 9/26/10, 5:04 pm; Rexburg, ID
3. Canon Rebel XSi, Manual, f-5, 1/320
4. Adjusted brightness, contrast, blacks, and saturation. Also used the editing brush in raw to saturate the flower even more. After the colors and brightness were to my liking, I cleaned up the picture. There were hard water spots on the leaves that made them look kind of ugly. So, I used the brush tool on a low opacity to give them a more smooth and clean look.
5. When I was deciding on the picture I wanted to use, I knew I wanted something that I could put up in my apartment. I had some pictures of the zoo animals I liked, but I figured I didn’t want a roaring lion in my living room. That’s why I chose this one. I already have other pictures up at my place of plants, so I figured this would fit in well.
Close-up shots have always been my favorite. I find myself shooting most of my pictures like that. I just really like to see detail on objects that you normally wouldn’t notice. I had to get really low to get the picture, I was about 6 inches off of the water to get the angle.


Doorway – 11/2/10, 2:02 pm; f-18; 1/13; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.

Skeleton – 11/2/10,

To combine the two, I masked out the skeleton onto the doorway image. I then rotated the skeleton to get him more like he was peeking around the corner.