Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Not Easy Having Fun When It's Minus One

Photograph © Rick Sammon
"It's not easy having fun."

That expression rang true this morning at Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. Want proof? See the photo below.

The good news is that we had great light and a winter wonderland landscape.

Photoshop © Rick Sammon
Last night I gave our workshop student my talk on composition, and I put my own tips to use this morning - using background and foreground elements to complement the main subject.

My Kelby training class on composition will be on line on Monday. For now, if you shoot with Canon cameras, check out my Canon classes. I will be posting a preview of the class on Monday here on my blog.

I took the tele shots here with my Canon 7D and Canon 100-400mm IS lens. I took the wide-angle shots with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 17-40mm lens.

Photograph © Rick Sammon
For all of these images I used Nik Software's Color Efex Pro: Graduated filters on the first two images, and the Polaroid Transfer filter on the last image.

You can get a discount on Nik plug-ins, and the other plug-ins that I use, on my Creative Plug-ins page.

Explore the light,


Tom Baker said...

it's funny to think that it's at least 35 degrees warmer for me in Canada than for you in New Mexico :) great shots even in those frigid temps.

Donnette Largay said...

But the photos...great! Of course I am in Florida at 75 degrees. Just bought the 7D, can't wait to give it a try.