Photography

Lotuses

Lotus

Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’m back in Los Angeles and back at the Japanese Garden shooting “loti” (lotuses) again. Thank god it was breezy as it was hot (hotter tomorrow) but not so great for shooting spindly flowers.

The above image is a RAW file processed high contrast in Lightroom. The Ricoh GR’s high contrast JPEG blew out the faces of the petals so I went to the RAW file to get more detail there. Nice to have both files.

Lotus

Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’m back in Los Angeles and back at the Japanese Garden shooting “loti” (lotuses) again. Thank god it was breezy as it was hot (hotter tomorrow) but not so great for shooting spindly flowers.

This lotus seed pod is the high contrast JPEG processed in the Ricoh GR. The RAW file showed more detail but less contrast and was less interesting visually. Nice to have both files to mess with.

Waterfall in Sage’s Ravine

Waterfall in Sage's Ravine

Appalachian Trail, Sage’s Ravine, Massachusetts. Gary and I hiked from Undermountain Trail in Connecticut to the Race Brook Falls Trail in Massachusetts along the Appalachian Trail a few weeks ago (I’m behind in my photo editing).

I took a number of shots along this very photogenic ravine but this is the only one I liked. Over the years I think I’ve shot this place to death so it’s tough to find scenes that are novel (for me). Shot with Ricoh GR and I used the RAW file which I processed in Lightroom.