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Yosemite Falls

Massive multi-part HDR panorama of Yosemite and Half Dome

I’ve been sitting on this shot of Yosemite for a few years, never getting around to editing it. Honestly, I’m glad I waited. A few years ago, I would never have been able to do it justice. The processing techniques, as well as the artistic vision, were simply out of my reach.

I have improved as a photographer since then, but more importantly, I’ve improved as an artist. I can’t go back in time to retake my old photos, but I can use everything I’ve learned to turn them into something greater.

This one is a 6 part panorama with selective HDR data from 54 exposures.

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Emma Watson had another real-life princess moment; she paid tribute to the heroine she plays in Beauty and the Beast when she stepped out in wearing a sleeveless yellow gown by Dior Haute Couture (much like the one Belle wears in that iconic Beauty and the Beast ballroom scene) when she visited the New York Film Society Kids program. Watson’s rendition featured thinner straps and a less voluminous skirt, and was paired with a diamond choker necklace and a few rings.

Also like Belle, Watson shared her love for reading with the children in the audience and read them a passage from Beauty and the Beast. This isn’t the only time Watson has aligned with the princess’ love for books. In recent months, the actress has been sharing her favorite reads on social media, and hiding novels in cities around the world for random passersby to find and enjoy. Belle would be proud.

That night, the actress unrang that particular Belle for the film’s NYC premiere. Her sultry, sheer black Givenchy Haute Couture gown featured sheer paneling and pleated detailing along the bodice for a mix of texture with an added bonus of a sexy slit. And if it wasn’t glamorous enough, Watson amplified the dramatic look with a bold red lip.

Moonrise Bridge

Wide-angle long exposure HDR

When I saw the moon shining this bright through the clouds, I couldn’t resist going out and trying to capture it.

This one was taken the same night that this recent upload was.

This one was a 5-exposure HDR panorama, with mostly RAW data manually composed. It was taken with the D800E using the 16-35 VR lens.

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