stylo's Journal

Masonic Temple Building Uploaded: 08/21/17 12:15 AM GMT

Image: Masonic Temple Building

We get to playing around with these things they can get out of control very quickly, software, filters

Yet Clarity is the one thing most just spend more money to achieve a higher level, most cases that's exactly what you have to do..its all about that glass! now if your using PS? most will sharpen with a unsharpen mask and think its great! and really? its not bad. there's also one technique thats list in the discussion boards about high pass layers. it was used here (in overlay mode) compared to unsharpen mask. the high pass was much more effective with less noise. its not to say i dont have a little too much here on this file already... that came from the HDR process to give it a 3D painterly look, which i love my stuff more surreal then real...we all have our preference and i like them "all" personally!

however, in any case, or style you choose? provided your using PS dont just try one and then stick to just that very one technique of sharpening. ive made this mistake! of course LR has a nice choice as well, and many other programs! these are just my findings and result to share. just some thoughts with Sharpening, is all.

Now if you comment below with your skills and equipment dont need to be sharpen? your just lying to me and your self :) same as if you dont shoot in raw because you always get it right the first time in jpeg.

Happy Shooting to all of you! no matter what you use to shoot with or the software use to edit. its been my pleasure learning so much from all of you just by viewing :)

Sunrise over Tamarack lake Uploaded: 08/19/17 11:26 PM GMT

Image: Sunrise over Tamarack lake

Just one of those mornings out early on a hot humid summer day...those are the best! makes me wish i brought the fishing pole.

Flaming Sun Set Uploaded: 08/19/17 12:08 AM GMT

Image: Flaming Sun Set

Things arent always what they appear to be.

Racing Reds Uploaded: 08/18/17 1:56 AM GMT

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Out Popp'in Pic's with Tigs on lake Hudson. hell of a day we had Partner! really Enjoyed the company.

Enchanted tree Uploaded: 08/15/17 7:49 PM GMT

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forget the name of the park, slips my mind now, somewhere out in Kalamazoo Mi.

Oh yeah, sorry ol'mate changed my mind...Im here to stay! anything you think have on me...blast away! :) carefull now!! :)

Bleeding Hearts Uploaded: 05/20/17 3:06 AM GMT

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cool little flower.

Spring Swallowtail Uploaded: 05/04/17 5:52 AM GMT

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Bit odd for this to appear in the parts i live this soon. was a warm welcome day with some morels found as well. nonetheless surely spring has sprung now.

to all my friends at Ceades:

Im still around and shooting, editing and hopefully improving. had to take a break and under go eye surgery on both my eyes and things seem to need an adjustment period. I'm very uncertain when i do shoot and editing that has left me at some what a disadvantage in confidence for now. yet at the same time? maybe this whole new world to look forward to...seen again in a different light. as was the same when i picked up the camera and photography. im not sure if posting style will change or stay the same. for now i just need to keep it simple. its not easy getting to know a sense you once had is now altered.

however, as with everything else in life...i will adapt! just a standard procedure im sure many of you have gone through. yet at the same time...what god gives you isn't the same as now man-made to work the same. both lenses in my eyes are now new ones. rest assure the twisted brain is still the same. :)


Though My Eyes Uploaded: 05/02/17 6:22 AM GMT

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From my Eyes to Yours! My Real World.

This is what i see when i look out back on a sunny spring afternoon.

No Photoshop or manipulation here. little enhancement from Lightroom. what you see reflecting off the glass lense is what i see. In the morning there probably would have been deer in the field, or maybe a hawk flying over head. i just wanted to leave it as natural as possible to what i captured. I easily could have placed them in there. sometimes simplicity is better! the sun glasses are resting on a very old farm fence post.


O'Cluadhlaoich Uploaded: 02/28/17 5:02 AM GMT

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Just a Drifter passing by in the night. he look interesting enough. yes i got his permission to post. ornery sorta fellow! didn't want to at first. the title is his last name.

something a little different from me.

Pitcher Window Uploaded: 02/04/17 5:59 PM GMT

Image: Pitcher Window

Thought I might crash this windows contest party, if none of you don't mind? This would be the reason your mother always told you not to play ball in the house!

All the pictures used here are mine. done in PS... and LR FOR some enhancement.

Enjoy :)

Caedes is Kill'in Me! Uploaded: 01/23/17 10:29 PM GMT

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Technical Problems Uploaded: 01/18/17 2:09 AM GMT

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I'm Back! :)

Sorry for the absence. i seem to of had some technical difficulty. as you can see a Hard Drive froze up and then fried on me.

all is good now with a shadow copy backup and a new hard drive...little problem with the dual monitors that had me stumped and thought i burned up a video card, as well. just a little over sight thinking the worest, as it is most of the time! none of didnt think i could be rid of so easily, did ya's? ;)

This is all staged photography with a little help of some enhancements in Lightroom and the cold weather...Brrrrr!

Bo in the Sun Uploaded: 01/10/17 3:18 PM GMT

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Snow Bow II Uploaded: 01/09/17 3:40 AM GMT

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Snow Bow Uploaded: 01/09/17 3:23 AM GMT

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The General Uploaded: 01/08/17 3:07 AM GMT

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Night Light Uploaded: 01/08/17 1:44 AM GMT

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Final Destination Uploaded: 01/07/17 4:33 AM GMT

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Like a bad ending to a roadrunner cartoon.

these splits are always fun to play with...little tricky getting rid of the seam...or so it seems.

The Weeping Willow Uploaded: 01/07/17 3:44 AM GMT

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If by chance some of you have the old one to this post(Connie? you should see some difference. some chromatic aberration(defringe) removed, my foot prints in the dew on the grass, as i backed up to line the tree up to block the morning sun...ect

I had this posted for a long time for a fallin comrade and friend. i forget the whole narrative that once was wrote

Something on the lines of: every leaf on this tree represents all the good times and bad times we shared... it weeps for a reason..or it is I that does now. we had know each other from such a young age! that we never even remembered meeting. hunting and fishing partners, covering for each other more times then I care to

Been two years now. as the snow falls, so does the times as kids throwing snowballs at cars just to get chased for the thrill of memories like that on a cold lonely night flood back. cant pick up the phone to call no later but still remember the number to dail.

Its not often you'll have someone..if anyone that you know will always have your back...and you have his in return. he wasnt one that would come bail me out of jail after a bar fight, he was the one in the same cell that would say the next morning "what the hell happen last night" as i would just smile...and nothing but a grin came back in return.

This post had to be returned in its rightful place. it was dedicated to him because there was one we used to climb as kids. 50 yr friendships dont come but maybe once in a life time. This ones for you Al!

Road To Nowhere Uploaded: 01/06/17 2:00 AM GMT

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