The old car on the Bull Creek trail

The old car on the Bull Creek trail

Wherein I photograph a REALLY old car that is buried under years of accumulated gravel and dirt, and make up stories about how it got there.  Maybe it was a mob hit.  In Austin?  Could be, folks!

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Replace a sky in Aurora HDR Pro

Replace a sky in Aurora HDR Pro

Today I share a tutorial on using Aurora HDR Pro to replace a boring sky with a much more interesting and dramatic one.  It's something people have done in Photoshop for years, but did you know you can do it in Aurora HDR?  You can, and it's quick and easy.  Follow along!

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Bull Creek sunset

Bull Creek sunset

Boy was this a great sunset - and I had my daughter out shooting too, which made it doubly fun!  Click on in, see all 4 shots, and hear me yap a little about some things I've been doing (and a hint about future plans).  ;-)

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Twilight at the Rijksmuseum

Twilight at the Rijksmuseum

On my last trip to Amsterdam, I happened to show up at the Rijksmuseum at the right time for a stunning twilight and blue hour.  Though sunset was non-existent, the rest of the magic hour was really beautiful! 

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Selective color in Aurora HDR Pro

Selective color in Aurora HDR Pro

As you know from previous posts here, I am absolutely LOVING Aurora HDR Pro.  Each time I sit down and edit images, I am coming up with new and interesting things to try out with Aurora.  Today, I explore using selective colorization techniques to create new and exciting end results.  Dive in and enjoy!

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Blue hour at The Pearl

Blue hour at The Pearl

The Pearly Brewery in San Antonio is quite a spot.  It's been redeveloped and now includes all sorts of shops, restaurants and even a farmer's market.  Oh yeah, and it's beautiful, especially when you get up early and capture it before dawn!

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Cruising a fjord in Norway

Cruising a fjord in Norway

Taking a cruise in a fjord is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and it finally happened when I was in Norway last Fall.  Here's the summary of that adventure, along with a bunch of pics showing you the majesty of Lysefjord.  Sit back and enjoy!

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