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Another Attempt at Bidwell Park

Published February 28th, 2012

So I decided to go try my luck at Bidwell Park again, I felt fairly rushed last time due to the time. Today, I decided to go a little earlier in the day. Luckily, it was very overcast and shadows were almost nonexistent. A couple of these are B&W photos with a bit of split toning added. Let me know what you think...


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First attempt at Bidwell Park

Published February 27th, 2012

So, I am pretty new to the Chico area. I am still looking for nice spots to shoot photos. I have visited Upper Bidwell Park a hand-full of times; all of which have been pretty good. Bidwell seems like it would be an especially nice place during the spring. Out of the first 50 photos or so, these are the ones that are somewhat acceptable. By 'somewhat acceptable' I mean, there is obviously room for improvement.

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Power House Explained

Published August 18th, 2011

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This was taken at Whiskeytown Lake, like many of my other photos. This photo here was taken about 30mins after sunset. This photo is really appealing to me due to 3 main reasons:

1. I like the texture on the building. Look at how scrumptious the concrete looks! Nice and sharp.

2. I really like the glowing lights from inside the building. It gives the building a nice look.

3. The reflections on the water. This was a really long exposure which allowed me to get a good reflection of the hill on the left.

4. The rocks underwater that are in the foreground give the water a nice depth.

However I don't think I really like the composition of this photo. It just seems like comp could be improved. I would like to try this in B&W though. hmmmmm.

Well anyway, hope you enjoyed this one.


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Lakeside Log Explained

Published August 17th, 2011

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This photo was taken about 10 mins after the sun set completely. I had just got off work about an hour earlier and I was itching to take some pictures. I had to just get away from some things and shoot some pics. I am sure many of you photo-people know what kind of "itch" i'm talking about. I decided to go to Whiskeytown lake because it's fairly close and not too busy at this time during the evening. This shot is appealing to me because of the log, the main subject in this photo. The log was rolling ever so slightly due to the waves in the water. I shot this photo knowing that the log would blur, while the rest of the image remained relatively sharp. This blurriness of the log really looks good to me. If I had to shoot this photo again I would:

a) use a grad nd filter.

b) change composition to include more foreground in the photo.

I am really looking forward to shooting at Whiskeytown lake during the winter. Th ...

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