LAX to Salt Lake City




My big aerial photography tip: bring a good camera with you and always, always, always strive for a window seat. Even if the window is dirty or less than clear, you can usually get a good photo by adjusting for haze, contrast, clarity and color. I used both Lightroom and Google NIK's Color Efex Pro. 

I got lucky on my LAX to Salt Lake City flight and got a window seat, albeit in the last row before the stinky bathrooms. I don't recall where the top photo was taken -- maybe in Nevada or southern Utah. The bottom photo was on the approach to SLC. 

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--S.H.

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Down along the Little Miami River








In search of a little peace of mind -- I'm dealing with parents stuff in Cincy -- I went for a walk on the exceptionally nice bike path along the Little Miami River. Processed everything a little differently. 

The top two aren't bad. Framing people with natural objects -- the tall grass, in this case -- usually makes for interesting compositions. Old trucks are often very photogenic. They looked better from a side angle where the white truck better contrasts with the red pickup. Both photos were shot with fairly wide-open apertures; I think a shallow depth-of-field tends to give forests a more three dimensional look. 

All my pics are here. Questions about licensing or a print? Email me.

--S.H.

All photos are ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. 

Peacock in the 'hood











Visitor to my street last week. The above pics were taken over two days -- one at sunset with good light, one on an overcast day. Thus, the difference in the lighting. 

I used my Nikon Df and the Nikon 70-300 telephoto. I also strategically used some pumpkin seeds, which seemingly persuaded the peacock to fluff his feathers. Yes, I know. I shouldn't be feeding the wildlife. Guilty as charged. 

Peacocks are tough to shoot. They're jump. Their heads are tiny and it's easy to miss focus and instead focus on the feathers. I used single point focus and the high burst setting on the shutter.  I screwed about half my shots. 

None of these pics are remotely original. But it was fun to sit a few feet in front of a peacock with a good camera in hand while not getting my eyes pecked out. 

All my pics are here. Questions about licensing or a print? Email me.

--S.H.

All photos are ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission.