This is a photo for a blog post on Rasksi (Nepali rice moonshine). The image was shot with my Nikon1 J1. It was processed in Photoshop Express and PhotoToaster on iPad. I'm struggling with which version to use. Comments and suggestions welcome.
Version 1 was processed in Photoshop Express to remove color, reduce noise and sharpen.
Version 2 was the PE image further processed in Photo Toaster to add color, texture and a vignette. The feel expresses some of the grittiness and cold environment of Nepal.
Version 3 was the PE image further processed in Photo Toaster to add color, texture and a vignette. The Nepali people believe the world unfolded there from a Lotus blossom. The egg-shaped vignette and colors give this a dawn-of-man feel.
Though the intensity of the waters vary, The Cascades on Birch Creek are partially spring-fed and never dry up. This was a long exposure taken with the Nikon1 J1. Tracks of audio from this creek are available at AudibleAmbles.com
and from iTunes. Proceeds benefit the Glen.
The gold color comes from iron in the spring water. Since before Europeans arrived, Native Americans traveled here to drink from the spring that cures arthritis and anemia. In the 1800s two hotel/spas were built here. The spring is now on protected land in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
Taken on a morning walk on iPhone. Processed in PhotoShop Express on iPad.
The Reindog Parade on Cincinnati's Mt. Adams is approaching it's third decade. This year there were 600 registrants and a total of close to 1000, including spectator dogs. The dogs brought a few of their human's too.
These were taken with a handheld Nikon One J1 with a 10mm lens. All exposures were 1 second.
This spring is part of the legend of a Fountain of Youth in America. The waters are rich in iron and taste like blood. Originally the site of two hotels, people traveled here from as far as Europe to drink and bathe in waters reported to cure arthritis, anemia and most any ailment. Before settlers arrived the Amerindians visited here for the healing waters while at Chillicothe (now Old Town). Chillocothe meant "Principal Place" in Shawnee and was the home village of the residing chief and this Chillicothe was the birthplace of Chief Tecumseh. In the last century,
Italian mason Carmelo Riccardi crafted the falls to look like a natural formation. The gold creekbed is the result of the oxidized iron. Once the town of Yellow Springs tried to use the water as the municipal water supply, but it rusted the pipes and stained the porcelain sinks.
This was shot with a Sanyo Xacti on a monopod. Surprisingly it came out in reasonable focus, even at a full second exposure.
The incomparable Jodi Mathews was dressed in vintage garb and holding her DaSilva Soprano. This corner had some expressive light coming from an old church window so I asked her to pose.
IPhone3s processed in Photoshop Express on iPad.
The Pine Forest was planted during The Depression as part of a project to get American back to work. The trees are all about a hundred feet tall and starting to die off now. As they're not indigenous, it's healthier for the ecosystem to let them fade away and for nature to take its course. Sad to see a landmark vanish.