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01/27/10 - March 2006 Viewers' Choice  Month #23 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)  About this time (2005-6) I was competing and needed images in three different categories. One was "enhanced prints" and I came up with this technique that I called Out-of-Frame. It served me well during the competition year. Here's a gallery of images with this technique - http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/out_of_frame - where if you click on the gallery's 1st image, you can see a "How-To" series. Here's what I wrote in 3/06 -  This will be the scene at the Virginia state arboretum in a few weeks. I'm still fooling around trying to come up with a good "enhanced" competition image. I prefer not to alter the basic image and so have settled on this out-of-frame technique as a compromise - fanciful cropping by overlaying a border over the bottom of the original image and erasing the parts of the border that cover the out-of-frame branch. Complete the project by extending the canvas on the remaining three sides and placing a border around the inside of the canvas to give it a 3-d mat look. Oh - and I placed a very soft and subtle "shadow" over the bottom "mat" to match the overhanging branch. This may be one for competition.
This road runs east of Sierra Nevada and 5 km south of Mono Lake.  Kresten Refslund
September 11, 2009  John..  I took your advice last night....  half the bottle.  ;)    Yesterday was just one more chapter in a month and a half of nearly constant stress.  It started with a very unpleasant surprise having to do with Ian's job (he still has it - nothing has changed with his position -just unpleasant financial news).  Then some extended family issues that is very emotional and highly charged and yesterday - the air conditioner decided to start screetching like someone was taking a power tool to it.  $650.00+ later we have a new fan motor.  I really wanted to drink the entire bottle but couldn't because I have to be out and on the road by 7:15am. So John (very smart man that he is) suggested I just have half the bottle - which I did.    Emily is home from school today - not feeling well at all.  I will probably have her in to the doctor later this afternoon if I can get an appt. Why do kids (at least mine) always seem to get sick on Fridays and then there is the mad dash to the dr before the weekend hits.
Egret, Great White      Shot at Phoenix, AZ-Alvord Lake          Link to Photo Without Frame
Butterfly - Jun 3 2009  I was shooting roses today when all of a sudden 7 butterfies drew my attention. They seemed particularly fond of these tiny pinkish red flowers... and were not disturbed by my presence. I had a good 150 shots of them in less than 10 minutes. I like this shot because of the neat details on the head.
20100224-4872    ~~Fogged and dreary rising;   the weather's disagreeable too.  Awake too late, eyes open, scrutinizing sleep.  Fatigued, not tired.  Why? I haven't a clue.  Seldom works, that senseless habit, enumerating sheep.  Adding insult to injury, I believe I dreamt, a ewe?    What a bizarre way to begin one's day;  much less, stretched across two.    Weather guys preach prediction;  Nay, they ALERT, ADVISE, and WARN,  more wintry white stuff approaches.  Alas, my view only precipitates scorn.    Cold rain, go away!  To you, I've no more to say. ~~      As you can see, the white stuff did make an appearance, a brief, gray, and wet one; so I added my own touch of surreality, by boosting the color to the max.  Would have needed a bigger box of Crayolas to get any more out of this one, the file was just too lax.      Thanks for the words on the box turtle carapace. I have another one waiting in the wings; still life insurance for a different rainy day.  Donna asked, "So, just what DO turtles pine for?"  I don't know, but I'm willing to wager it's not lying on their backs counting sheep, stars, or snowflakes. :D    Finally, as a few have undoubtedly noticed by now, I made a commitment to myself at the beginning of the year to expand my vocabulary and advance my creative(?) writing skills.  Both had taken a turn for the worse quite some time ago, along with proper punctuation, grammar and, most critical, thought.  Oddly enough, this world of brevity we now live in, with Facebook, Twitter, SmugMug, and so on, is where I happen to spend most of my writing time.  It sort of goes against everything these sites were designed for; so excuse the long-winded captions, comments and silly prose.  It's just my way of expanding what I knows.  Of course I take none of this too seriously, just like my photos, and anything I put out is open to comment, criticism, or cajolery.
I have been trying to get an image of the illusive Moonbow for a long time. This evening on the way back from the Volcano there it was!! It was cold, windy and raining but I toughed it out. After getting some images the CF card failed and all the pictures were gone. Undaunted I dug into my camera bag and pulled another card! I had just enough time to get two pictures off before it dissapeared!!! Here is what I got!!!!  Camera and Settings  Canon 1Ds Mark III with a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L and a Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod and Manfrotto Midi Ball Head.  Image was taken at ISO 1600 at f/2.8 for 30 seconds in RAW  Processed in Lightroom 3 and CS5
W for Winter and low sun over the North Sea.  Kresten Refslund
K for Kite
Gorgeous sunrise yesterday!!! The water was so still and the sky had such unique color. I shot all around the harbor for over 2 hours! Unlike today, where I overslept and missed the whole thing!  Plymouth Harbor, Ma
February 10...  Beach #4.  Almost every day I take Blif for a walk along the beach. Especially in autumn and winter the sky puts up magnificent shows. The other day this sky came up covering most colors even a bit of green at the left. The show went on for app. 10 minutes, and then it was all over.
An early October snowstorm in Colorado Springs; best viewed in the larger sizes.  I think it is always challenging to try to capture the actual snow falling so that it looks natural.  In the largest sizes, you can really see the snow falling, so I was pleased with this.  I sure appreciated your comments on my shot of the snow at the hospital parking lot.  This community is always so encouraging.  Hope you had a good weekend!
South American King Vulture    More Information           Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 03/26/2013   One Cool Bird. Elegant Neck Wrap.   That Swept Back Look Finishing in a Stylish PonyTail.    A Nose Job and Wild Eye Liner.       Link to Photo Without Frame
4/14  picture from a wedding I did a few months ago.  getting ready to start my stretch of weddings starting in a month, yikes!
146 Jun 3/11 Crabapple Blossoms    A few weeks ago I finally bought a 400mm lens for wildlife shots.  Haven't used it too much for birds or animals so I thought I would try it on flowers.  This was taken off the deck which is a few feet higher than the tree.
01/27/10 - March 2006 Viewers' Choice

Month #23 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)

About this time (2005-6) I was competing and needed images in three different categories. One was "enhanced prints" and I came up with this technique that I called Out-of-Frame. It served me well during the competition year. Here's a gallery of images with this technique - http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/out_of_frame - where if you click on the gallery's 1st image, you can see a "How-To" series. Here's what I wrote in 3/06 -

This will be the scene at the Virginia state arboretum in a few weeks. I'm still fooling around trying to come up with a good "enhanced" competition image. I prefer not to alter the basic image and so have settled on this out-of-frame technique as a compromise - fanciful cropping by overlaying a border over the bottom of the original image and erasing the parts of the border that cover the out-of-frame branch. Complete the project by extending the canvas on the remaining three sides and placing a border around the inside of the canvas to give it a 3-d mat look. Oh - and I placed a very soft and subtle "shadow" over the bottom "mat" to match the overhanging branch. This may be one for competition.

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01/27/10 - March 2006 Viewers' Choice  Month #23 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)  About this time (2005-6) I was competing and needed images in three different categories. One was "enhanced prints" and I came up with this technique that I called Out-of-Frame. It served me well during the competition year. Here's a gallery of images with this technique - http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/out_of_frame - where if you click on the gallery's 1st image, you can see a "How-To" series. Here's what I wrote in 3/06 -  This will be the scene at the Virginia state arboretum in a few weeks. I'm still fooling around trying to come up with a good "enhanced" competition image. I prefer not to alter the basic image and so have settled on this out-of-frame technique as a compromise - fanciful cropping by overlaying a border over the bottom of the original image and erasing the parts of the border that cover the out-of-frame branch. Complete the project by extending the canvas on the remaining three sides and placing a border around the inside of the canvas to give it a 3-d mat look. Oh - and I placed a very soft and subtle "shadow" over the bottom "mat" to match the overhanging branch. This may be one for competition.
01/27/10 - March 2006 Viewers' Choice

Month #23 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)

About this time (2005-6) I was competing and needed images in three different categories. One was "enhanced prints" and I came up with this technique that I called Out-of-Frame. It served me well during the competition year. Here's a gallery of images with this technique - http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/out_of_frame - where if you click on the gallery's 1st image, you can see a "How-To" series. Here's what I wrote in 3/06 -

This will be the scene at the Virginia state arboretum in a few weeks. I'm still fooling around trying to come up with a good "enhanced" competition image. I prefer not to alter the basic image and so have settled on this out-of-frame technique as a compromise - fanciful cropping by overlaying a border over the bottom of the original image and erasing the parts of the border that cover the out-of-frame branch. Complete the project by extending the canvas on the remaining three sides and placing a border around the inside of the canvas to give it a 3-d mat look. Oh - and I placed a very soft and subtle "shadow" over the bottom "mat" to match the overhanging branch. This may be one for competition.

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