Some spots open for our Charleston S.C. and Fall In New England Tours

The tours I do with Dan Sniffin were officially announced just about a month ago.  As usual, the spots fill up very quickly and we are grateful for that!  Thank you!   I thought an update on the status was in order so you might be able to plan your trips for next year.

We are full for Death Valley.

We have 5 spots available for Charleston

We have just one spot left for the Palouse.

Iceland is Full.

We have 5 spots open for the New England Tour.

As you can see, we have essentially 11 spots left for all of our tours!  We hope you’ll consider coming along for one if you’ve not signed up yet.

Today’s image is from the Eastern Sierra of California.  Specifically the Bishop area.  I made this capture back in 2010 but have never had success in processing it until today.  Yet, another good reason to keep your images. My processing knowledge has improved over the last 2 years, allowing me to make something out of a tough exposure.  I’m posting a copy of the Raw File for comparison below.  I should point out that I also have an underexposed capture in which the sky looks much better in RAW processing.  The challenge, was to make the shoreline bright enough.  For this the brighter (not overexposed) capture was much better as it did not generate any noise to speak of in processing.  And, I had plenty of data to bring the bright sky, color and saturation back to what I remember seeing.


This entry was posted in Color, Photo Tour, Workshop.


  1. Daniel Ruf December 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Marvelous work.

  2. Josh December 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    A “Wow” image and happy holidays!

  3. Stephan December 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Magical glow and simply a stunning image! Galen would be proud! Custom darkroom work… Whether in the classic darkroom or with the digital darkroom, it is amazing what we can do when we finally are able to fully understand the capture (recording) and to the ultimate print (processing, print on paper, canvas or post) to bring out the captured information, what we felt and overall magic of the moment that we saw through the lens… and to ultimately share (communicate) all of they to others is simply a “magic in the making!” It definitely is not easy and far too many disregard some if their recorded treasures as they cannot see what they saw at the moment they clicked! Here’s to advancements into technology, continuing our education to master our work and visions … and to step back in time every-now-and-then to reveal what we have stored, collected and treasured. The ultimate “sharing (show-and-tell) is a special gift! Keep up the amazing work, words and sharing your talent and visions! Wishing you, yours and all the very best this holiday season and always!

  4. Alice Olive December 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    These are amazing. I love the deliacy of the light and colour in the second image, particularly.

    • john8276 December 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

      Always amazed at what people see. The 2nd image is with RAW adjustments only. Very interesting Alice. Thanks for the feedback.

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