How to Make a Cozy Cabin Part III

How to Make a Cozy Cabin Part III
3. Adding falling snow All this step takes is a little understanding of the Brush Tool and it’s corresponding Brush Pallet. You can either download a free brush online or make your own (which I recommend, though it is slower). This is what my brush looked like when I was finished tweaking it: The key is to make the... Read More »

Tips for Winter Hiking

Tips for Winter Hiking
Last Saturday, my brother Jonathan and I did something we had never done before. With several inches of freshly fallen snow on the ground and predictions for more in the forecast, we jumped into the 4-wheel drive Envoy and headed for Coopers Rock State Forest in the mountains around Bruceton Mills, WV. The chance to... Read More »

How to Make a Cozy Cabin Part II

How to Make a Cozy Cabin Part II
2. Adding Light in the Windows There is always more than one way to do things in Photoshop, but this is the way that I happened to liven up the windows in this cabin. First, I made a new, yellow-colored Solid Color Adjustment Layer using something like #c5c46b. This makes my whole picture solid yellow. Second, I made... Read More »

How to Make a Cabin Cozy Part I

How to Make a Cabin Cozy Part I
With much planning and little shooting over the past few weeks, I haven’t had much to post. So I guess I’ll post a little project I was working on just for fun the other day. I’m working on designing a calendar for a local heritage site called Fort New Salem. It’s an awesome little town of old buildings! The other... Read More »

Highlights from 2011

Highlights from 2011
Wow! What a year. Though definitely not complete, this collection of 25 favorite images from 2011 tells the story of the whole year, from January to December. Looking forward to 2012! 1. Beachborough, Ontario, Canada 2. New River Gorge, West Virginia 3. Hinsdale, Illinois 4. Chickadee, South Korea 5. Incheon, South... Read More »

Pic of the Month: December ‘11

Pic of the Month: December ‘11
Home in the Hills Happy New Year! I took this picture a few days ago, knowing that I’d have to take down the Christmas lights soon. No snow came like I was hoping for, but I think pulling away from the house and up the hill a ways helped hide distractions that snow would normally have covered. It wasn’t pitch black... Read More »

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