The Power Of Black and White
Rush E. Wallace made this photo while on a tour of an arboretum in Thousand Oaks, California. The photo was made with a Nikon D200 and an exposure of f/4.5 at 1/2000 sec (the high shutter speed used because it was a windy day). He processed the Raw file in Photoshop Elements 11 and converted it to black and white using the Vivid Landscape preset. He then overlaid the result with a screen-blending mode of a copy and adjusted the opacity to his liking.
Piano & Sheet Music
Karen Newman created this evocative image with a Nikon D7000. With the lens set at 18mm, she took five captures in a 3 EV difference HDR set, starting at f/8 at 0.6 seconds.
Jim Ingraham made this image in the studio with a very flexible and strong ballet dancer. He shot with a Nikon D700 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens set at 98mm and an aperture of f/11 at ISO 200. He wrote, “Four flashes were used. One for the backdrop, two to create rim lights on both sides of her and one fill flash positioned 30 degrees left of camera to fill in shadows on her back.”
Ron Gibson made this stately photo of the falls on an overcast day. The photo was taken with a Nikon D300S and a Nikkor 18-200mm lens at an exposure of f/16 at 15 seconds. No processing notes were supplied.
Photographer Valerie DeBiase wrote, “Walking along a local beach, I looked down and saw where the receding waters from a recent storm had left the sand in these beautiful, natural shapes.” She photographed with a Canon EOS 50D and a Tamron 18-270mm lens at 20mm. Exposure at ISO 1000 was 1/320 sec. She cloned out some small specks of debris in Photoshop.
Have A Seat
This old chair sits in an abandoned house in Mason, Tennessee. Christy Hunter made this three-shot HDR with a Canon EOS 50D and a Sigma 18-50mm lens mounted on a Manfrotto tripod and ball head. The brackets were processed in Photomatix with black-and-white conversion in Lightroom.
Photographer Larry Mulvehill wrote, “Looking for images under the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota, Florida, I came across this lone fisherman.” The handheld exposure was 1/2 sec at ISO 400 using a 20mm Nikkor lens on a Nikon D200.
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