Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My First Job in Yosemite National Park

Time to start adding to my blog again. Here are some scanned black and white photos (from negatives) taken in my first summer in Yosemite -- 1956. My job was relief refreshment stand attendant. I worked two days a week at each of the following stands: Lost Arrow located neat the Yosemite Museum, Happy Isles, and Chinquapin Gas Station on the way to Glacier Point. None of these buildings exist anymore. The final photo in this posting is of tent 44 in "Boy's Town" where my roommate, Tom Davis, and I lived for a couple of summers.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Digital Fun with Digital Photographs

Back in March, some friends, and my wife, and I visited a winery on the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley. The wild mustard was still in bloom, so I took this photograph looking north through some olive trees.

I do all my photo editing with a Corel program named Paint Shop Photo Pro (the poor man's photo shop). A few modifications on the picture above were made with this program including resizing for use on my blog. Corel also has a program called Painter Photo Essentials which allows you to move beyond normal photographic adjustments. So, just for fun, I took this same photograph,and applied various fine art painting techniques as overlays. Here's the results:

Oh, and by the way, the winery we were visiting is Darioush, and the building architecture is based on an ancient Persian palace. Fits in well with digital oil paintings! See photograph at the bottom of this posting.