"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night."
Edgar Allan Poe
My days have been spent rambling through work of this past year in search of any "diamonds in the rough" so that I can continue to keep myself busy and out of trouble. Our location in Iowa is still suffering under a winter drought and the shortage of snow has made for a dull boy. While this doesn't mean that I'm not getting out on a regular basis, it does mean that I'm suffering under my own creative drought at present.
The blog picture is from a local area that I often work, especially when clouds are in abundance and last summer proved to be the summer of beautiful skies. This is a five stitch HDR pano that was first processed in NIK HDR Efex 2 and then put together through the pano program in Photoshop CS5 and finally tweaked through the use of NIK's Color Efex Pro 4 and Viveza. Both of these programs are really helpful as then not only contain the U-Point technology of NIK software, but also allow the artist to use a brush system to apply effects locally.
Never give up looking at previous captures as many times, in our haste to process and develope captures that we initially knew were destined to meet the printer, we often times miss those quiet jewels on the first pass...and second.
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Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org