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March 31, 2015

Photoshop Tutorial- Find Edges filter

Filed under: Flowers,Photoshop Tutorial,Processing Tips — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
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The Find Edges is one of my favorite Photoshop filters for playing with an image.Here’s what you can do with it.

I added a layer to the shot of the center of a Trillium and applied Filter >> Stylize .. Find Edges. It result in the image below:

Find Edges Layer

I then reduced the opacity of this layer to something I liked the look of (in this case 20%) and flattened the layers. The result was this:

Lowered Opacity to 20%

At this point I just had some fun with it. Raised the light levels, stomped on the contrast and juiced up the saturation. When I was happy with it, I had this:

Final Image

Following are a couple more examples:

Venice Scene Orkney Stone House

Index to Photoshop Tutorials.

This tutorial is a part of the Photoshop Workflow Series

 

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March 30, 2015

Geer Mill (Humpback, Ponn’s) Covered Bridge, Ohio

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Ohio — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Geer Mill (Humpback, Ponn's) Covered Bridge, Ohio

Geer Mill (Humpback, Ponn’s) Covered Bridge, Ohio

 A short time after these images where taken, the structure was destroyed by arson on 06 Jun 2013

When Built: 1874

Builders: Martin McGrath & Lyman Wells

Description: This strucure has an unusual combination of trusses. The center and one end section has a Double Kingpost and the other end section has a double Queenpost. The center section also has a large arch.

Geer Mill (Humpback, Ponn's) Covered Bridge, Ohio

Geer Mill (Humpback, Ponn’s) Covered Bridge, Ohio

This is part of a series on Ohio’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Guide to Ohio Covered Bridges

 

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March 29, 2015

Panama – Finca Hartmann

Filed under: Birds,Panama — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Barred Forest-Falcon, Micrastur ruficollis

Barred Forest-Falcon, Micrastur ruficollis

We had started out from Guadalupe early to go to Finca Hartmann , not far from the Costa Rica border. Carlos at Los Quetzals Lodge had arranged for Eto of Karitos Tours to act as our guide.Finca Hartmann is a coffee growing plantation which has operated a shade grown production very beneficial to birds.

Blue-throated Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis

Blue-throated Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis

When we first arrived we were treated to the sight of of a Turquoise Cotinga and a little later an immature Blue Cotinga flew in.Around us White-winged Tanager , Palm Tanager , Cherrie’s Tanager ,and Silver-throated Tanager took bits of fruit from a table when suddenly a Blue-crowned Motmot scattered them and took his share.The song of a House Wren mixed with that of a Clay-colored Robin .

Swallow-tailed Kite with Gecko

Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus

As we walked about we saw a half dozen Blue-headed Parrot feeding on fruit and were joined by the common Orange-chinned Parakeet .A single Crested Oropendola joined them. Suddenly a Swallow-tailed Kite flew over and then dived to take a Gecko. A Green Hermit moved in the flowering bushes along with a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird . They were later joined by the uncommon Long-billed Starthroat .The native Tawny Greenlet and Brown-capped Vireo were joined by a migrating Philadelphia Vireo .Eto noted the sound of a Barred Forest-Falcon ,and a tape brought it charging through the compound and eventually it settled in a tree for a few moments. It is a bird I had only seen previously in brief glimpses.In the creek out back of the buildings, a Buff-rumped Warbler moved about, bobbing its tail.

Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris

Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris

In the afternoon, we moved up into higher ground and picked up some good sightings. An Orange-bellied Trogon came in to look us over. A group of Fiery-billed Aracari came close and we saw that it included a Blue-throated Toucanet .As they left, Sulphur-winged Parakeet came in, a lovely bird. As we moved to more open woodland, we picked up Common Bush-Tanager, Golden-browed Chlorophonia , Scarlet-thighed Dacnis , Blackburnian Warbler , Masked Tityra , and Olive-sided Flycatcher .

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March 28, 2015

Medora Covered Bridge, Indiana

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Indiana — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Medora Covered Bridge, Indiana

Medora Covered Bridge, Indiana

When Built: 1875

Builders: J.J. Daniels

Description: A wonderful structure, the longest covered bridge in Indiana. Also known as the Dark Covered Bridge.

This is part of a series on Indiana’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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March 27, 2015

March 26, 2015

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Quebec — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

When Built: 1938

Builders: Not known

Description: In excellent shape, the white trim looks elegant against the red bridge.

This is part of a series on Quebec’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

 

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

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March 25, 2015

Notre Dame, Paris

Filed under: Cityscape,France — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Notre Dame, Paris

Notre Dame, Paris

One of the wonders of the world, the 13th century church replaced a cathedral from the sixth century. It has been the heart of Paris, involved in the history and literature of the city. The image above shows one of the three great Rose Windows.

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March 24, 2015

Bartlett Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Filed under: Covered Bridge,New Hampshire — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Bartlett Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Bartlett Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

When Built: 1851

Builders: Unknown

Description: The building presently operates as a gift shop. Side views are available from the new concrete bridge but watch for traffic.

Bartlett Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Bartlett Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

This is part of a series on new Hampshire’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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