Saturday, January 22, 2011

Devil's Backbone

I've posted photos from this location before, but first time shooting here in the winter after a snowstorm. Columbia and most of Missouri was dumped with over 6 inches of snow, creating some great photo opportunities. This is a view from atop the cliff off Backbone Road above Cedar Creek in the Mark Twain National Forest - Cedar Creek District.

This panoramic is a collection of 22 images stitched together in about a 180 degree view. I shoot my panoramic photos vertically to give more space and room for a crop.

This is an HDR image composed of 13 images shot within a 1/3 stop of each other. With the new process in Photoshop CS5, composing an HDR image is a lot easier. You are seeing a lot of HDR photos on the web a lot lately, which is great, but dont overuse the technology to give too much of a surreal image. I try to make my HDR images not too extreme and appear other-worldly.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mizzou vs kU at Arrowhead

A late post but some images from the Mizzou vs. Kansas game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Tigers whooped up on the silly Jayhawks in a blowout of a football game. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's Eve Storm

Was able to snap a few pics of some of the destruction from the New Year's Eve tornado that touched down in Sunset Hills and Fenton. Unfortunately I was not able to get much as I was ran out of the place a lot. Old people in Sunset Hills are obnoxious. Would rather stick with people in the country.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Monday, January 3, 2011


After a white Christmas I headed over to Lone Elk Park in Valley Park hoping to get some shots of elk in the snow but was unsuccessful. Did get this different shot of a buffalo head.