In Focus: “Seattle Tilt Shift” by Rudy Lopez

Tilt shift – Qwest Field, Seattle, originally uploaded by RudyLopez.

The process used to give this scene the tilt shift look is a series of Photoshop filter and masking functions. The overall effect is to give the illusion of ‘miniaturization’ of the objects in the . . . → Read More: In Focus: “Seattle Tilt Shift” by Rudy Lopez

In Focus: “Santa Fe Blue Door” by Rudy Lopez

Santa Fe Doors, originally uploaded by RudyLopez.

Ask anyone that has been to Santa Fe, and they will tell you it is wonderful. Ask them to define what is ‘wonderful’ about it, and they cannot. It is that intangible feeling that makes Santa Fe a special . . . → Read More: In Focus: “Santa Fe Blue Door” by Rudy Lopez

In Focus: “Amsterdam street scene” by Rudy Lopez

The streets of Amsterdam are rich with photo opportunities. This scene was in an alley not far from the Red Light District.

In Focus: “Interior debris”

This image was created as an HDR. FIve shots over two stops. The HDR process shows details in the highlights and shadows that do not exist in traditional digital photography.  Shooting HDR without a tripod in low light conditions can be tricky, controlled breathing is . . . → Read More: In Focus: “Interior debris”

In Focus:”Robben Island prison cell, South Africa” by Rudy Lopez

Enforcement of the rules by the caretakers of the Robben Island prison was pretty lax. I was able to roam around the old prison completely unsupervised. The sounds of a tour group echoed through the empty halls as I . . . → Read More: In Focus:”Robben Island prison cell, South Africa” by Rudy Lopez

In Focus: “East Village sidewalk” by Rudy Lopez

East Village Sidewalk

A have walked for hours through Greenwich Village.  Each block, every corner, is unique in it’s aesthetics as well as in it’s indefinable qualities.

In focus: “London Street Musician – 2006″ By Rudy Lopez

A street piper exchanges change for songs as the London Eye turns slowly behind him. This was the only clear night during my time in London. I was rushing from shot to shot, not wanting to miss a moment of the good light. It was on my way back to Notting . . . → Read More: In focus: “London Street Musician – 2006″ By Rudy Lopez