Nature Notes

February 26, 2010

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

Filed under: Cityscape,HDR,Ontario — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

Built in 1835 by Sir Allan Napier MacNab in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Dundurn Castle became a famous place for entertaining, including the Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald and King Edward VII of England. It originally had 72 rooms, 42 0f which have been renovated for public visits as it is now owned by the City of Hamilton and is designated as a National Historic Site.

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

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February 25, 2010

The old Galt Train Station

Filed under: HDR,Ontario — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 8:24 am

Galt Train Station, Ontario

Galt Train Station, Ontario

This is the old Galt Train station, no longer in public use. Even the city of Galt is no more, having been joined with the towns of Hespeler and Preston to form the City of Cambridge.

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February 24, 2010

Winter waterfowl

Filed under: Birds,Ontario,Scenic — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Winter Waterfowl

Winter Waterfowl

A mixed group of waterfowl and a single gull, rest in an area of open water.

Winter Waterfowl

Winter Waterfowl

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February 23, 2010

Great Lakes Freighter

Filed under: Ontario,Scenic — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Great Lakes Freighter

Great Lakes Freighter

This is an image I took about 5 years ago which I recently processed to bring out the texture of the metal. It was sitting in Hamilton Harbor but unfortunately you can no longer visit there. A few years ago heavy security was put in place and you cannot enter the area.

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February 22, 2010

Photoshop Tutorial:Using Texture

Filed under: France,Photoshop Tutorial,Processing Tips — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Château de Chambord

Château de Chambord

An interesting technique with landscapes and cityscapes is the use of a texture over your chosen image. It often gives the image a weathered look.

The process is a simple one. Paste a texture over your chosen image and change the blending mode to something suitable. Overlay is a good choice but try some others as well. You can lower the opacity to suit.

You can save this file in a tiff or psd format, to save your layers in case you wish to make future changes.

Texture files to use for your overlays are easy to make or obtain. Google “free textures” or try taking some images on your own. Good subjects are old walls or out of focus shots.

Index to Photoshop Tutorials.

This tutorial is a part of the Photoshop Workflow Series

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February 18, 2010

Kaleidosphere

Filed under: Video Editing — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

I am trying to learn the use of the software After Effects and I made this video in an attempt to learn some of the basic functions.

I used an image of a building in Italy, animated it as a kaleidoscope pattern, and then made it into a sphere.

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February 17, 2010

Mexican Plaza

Filed under: HDR,Mexico — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Mexican Plaza

Mexican Plaza

There was an amazing amount of pigeons in this plaza in Puerto Vallarta.


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February 15, 2010

Cambridge Riverside

Filed under: HDR,Ontario,Scenic — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

The Grand River at Cambridge

The Grand River at Cambridge

I’ve seen images of Cambridge University in the U.K. and its old stately buildings would be a wonderful place to visit and photograph. Our nearby city of Cambridge here in Canada doesn’t have that kind of history but it has some lovely views especially along the Grand River.

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