We had a great time presenting and teaching a 4 day workshop in Macedonia, Ohio, a short distance from one of our newest National Parks. Where?? you may ask? Cuyahoga National Park. This is our second workshop for the CVPS and it is always a delight to shoot there. The 20 people maximum was reached and we had a tremendous group of people. We were also lucky with weather. Out of the four seasons, mid-summer can be the toughest time to shoot there, like most other places at the hottest time of year. But, the images from the workshop students were tremendous!
The lead image is different for me since I rarely tone infrared images. This is my favorite Cuyahoga tree as it is wide, stands largely alone, can easily be cropped to a panoramic format, and is bright yellow in the fall. I need a winter and spring version to have this subject in all four seasons, which is always a good project.
We photographed in some very cool places from the Botsom Barn, to the incredible Cleveland Public Market, to the only blooming flowers in the park (we were lucky to find any at all!), to an incredible Volvo only graveyard!, this was a great venue for everyone.
Of course, green foliage and interesting clouds inspired some Infrared images.
Some techniques used on the gallery images are texture overlay, multiple exposures, exaggerated perspective, camera movement, HDR, light painting, and software optimization using Nik Software, AlienSkin, Joel Olive’s and Flypaper textures and iPhone.