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  1.  Selective Color.   7 February 2014, Friday.   Cars MINI Photography Postprocessing Santa Cruz,
         Feb 7, 2014
  Postprocessing, Photography, MINI, Cars, Santa Cruz  
  2.  Big Basin State Park.   22 August 2020, Saturday.   Santa Cruz, California
         Aug 22, 2020
  California, Santa Cruz  
  3.  Driving with a fish eye.   29 September 2020, Tuesday.   Cars Santa Cruz, California
         Sep 29, 2020
  Santa Cruz, California, Cars  
 
 
 
1. Selective Color
7 February 2014.   Cars, MINI, Photography, Postprocessing, Santa Cruz 
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1. Selective Color
7 February 2014.  Cars, MINI, Photography, Postprocessing, Santa Cruz.
 
 
 
 

Selective use of color in an otherwise black and white shot is cliche -- but it is still useful because color provides a powerful spotlight on what the photographer wants to highlight.

Here are a couple of examples, one taken at Lassen National Park (Nikon D200, 18-200 vr at 18mm, f/8) and another in downtown Santa Cruz in front of a favorite burrito shop (Nikon D300, 30/1.4, f/5.6). I like their tubular tacos. Both shots were processed with Capture NX and Silver Efex using the latter's control points to selectively reveal the color of the original.

 
 
 
 
MINI at Planet Fresh
     
A little selective colour in front of a favorite burrito joint.
 
 
 
MINI at Planet Fresh
     
A little selective colour in front of a favorite burrito joint.
 
 
 
MINI at Planet Fresh
     
A little selective colour in front of a favorite burrito joint.
 
 
MINI at Mt Lassen
     
 
 
 
MINI at Mt Lassen
     
 
 
 
MINI at Mt Lassen
     
 
 
2. Big Basin State Park
22 August 2020.   Santa Cruz  California.
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2. Big Basin State Park
22 August 2020.  Santa Cruz, California.
 
 
 
 

The news keeps delivering bad stuff, the latest being the fires in California. Especially sad is the news from the Santa Cruz mountains, near our old home. The destruction of the forest and the loss of animal and plant life is terrible. So here's a break from the re-visiting of Istanbul and instead I'm re-visiting Big Basin State Park.

Big Basin is the first California park I visited. It was there within days of my class at McCallum High School. I was so happy to get out of high school! I skipped my graduation ceremony, a habit I kept, and instead my friend Tim and I celebrated by driving my Toyota from Austin to northern California. We camped in Big Basin, visited his sister in Pacific Grove, then headed north, all the way to Vancouver, Canada.

 
 
 
 
Big Basin SP
     
 
 
 
Big Basin SP
     
 
 
 
Big Basin SP
     
 
 
Emily, Jennie, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Jennie, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Jennie, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
Yours truly in front of Berry Cr Falls
     
 
 
 
Yours truly in front of Berry Cr Falls
     
 
 
 
Yours truly in front of Berry Cr Falls
     
 
 
Paul at Big Basin
     
 
 
 
Paul at Big Basin
     
 
 
 
Paul at Big Basin
     
 
 
Gingie
     
 
 
 
Gingie
     
 
 
 
Gingie
     
 
 
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
Berry Creek Falls
     
 
 
 
Berry Creek Falls
     
 
 
 
Berry Creek Falls
     
 
 
Gingie, Linda, and Jennie
     
 
 
 
Gingie, Linda, and Jennie
     
 
 
 
Gingie, Linda, and Jennie
     
 
 
View west towards the sea
     
 
 
 
View west towards the sea
     
 
 
 
View west towards the sea
     
 
 
Downed trees
     
 
 
 
Downed trees
     
 
 
 
Downed trees
     
 
 
3. Driving with a fish eye
29 September 2020.   Cars, Santa Cruz  California.
3. Driving with a fish eye
29 September 2020.  Cars, Santa Cruz, California.
 
 
 
 

It feels like winter is on its way to Vancouver Island so here's a real winter scene, the drive home on a snowy day in the Santa Cruz mountains. Yes, I know, one shouldn't drive and photograph at the same time.