Video: Softening Overexposed Sun in Clouds

Here’s the lastest “Lightroom Short”, showing just a single technique: using negative Dehaze to soften highlights and overexposed areas selectively, giving them a bit of a glow effect. The video has been on my YouTube channel for a week already, and I sent out an email about it too, but forgot to mention it here on the blog! Duh! (and apologies if this is a “duplicate notifcation” for you.)

Read more

Laguna Crest Views Part 1: Color

Twilight at Garnet Peak, looking north to Granite Mountain and distant Toro Peak. Remainders of low-hanging monsoon clouds are cool blue, a few high clouds got a beautiful pink tinge. Laguna Mountains, California; August 2022.

This gallery combines ten more or less recent photos that I’ve made during my various visits to the Pacific Crest in San Diego’s Laguna Mountains (often called the Laguna Crest) and, except for the first two, mostly when I was trying in vain to get the shaft-of-rain-at-sunset photo that I mentioned in “My Monsoon Timing Sucks“. :)

Read more

Halloween Sunset, Bernardo Mountain

Halloween sunset with Bernardo Mountain and Lake Hodges, October 2020.

The skies looked promising yesterday in the late afternoon, so I went for a quick walk to “that new/old spot” overlooking Lake Hodges again. I knew that the direction probably wouldn’t be “perfect” for a sunset photo so this was more to still my curiosity.

Read more