Category: Creative

Photo – Floating Bones

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Hi Everyone,

Yes, those are real prehistoric bones, and yes, that is a real skull of a saber-toothed cat, Smilodon fatalis.

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I took this photo at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California. They have a block of resin with these bones embedded in it to show the average density of bones in the asphalt of the tar pits. FYI, there is no tar in the tar pits, it’s all asphalt.

The resin block is in a glass case. To prevent reflecting yourself in a photo, put the end of your lens directly on the glass. And play around with angles and background light sources to get different lighting effects in the resin. The light coming through windows and glass doors changes throughout the day, so keep checking for interesting lighting.

You are not allowed to use tripods anywhere in the building, so bring a string tripod or monopod. Because of the lighting, you will need to use a high ISO or slow shutter speed. And be sure to check out the atrium. It’s small, but packed with many things to photograph.

I processed this image with ON1 Photo Raw. Check it out at https://on1.sjv.io/15Mjdz

Have Fun,
Jeff

Are You Looking For Unique Holiday Gifts?

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Hi Everyone,

If you’re looking for some great, and unique, gifts for friends and family this holiday season, check out my gift offerings.

You’ll find all kinds of products with my photographs on them, including: T-shirts, mugs, bags, phone cases and more at my RedBubble shop www.redbubble.com/people/jeffcolburn/shop

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I also have several ebooks for photographers, writers, history buffs of the Old West and children www.jeffcolburn.com/jeffs-ebooks

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And, of course, there are my photographs to decorate the walls of your home oroffice www.jeffcolburn.com/photographs

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You can order all of these online, from the comfort of your own home.

Happy Holidays,
Jeff

Photo – Aspen In The Fog

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Hi Everyone,

I don’t encounter fog very often in Arizona, so when I do I take as many photos as I can.

This photo was taken on the road that leads up to Snowbowl, a ski area near Flagstaff. Half way up the road we drove into light fog. We quickly parked and I grabbed my gear and ran a short distance up the road when I saw this.

I thought the composition was great as it could mean different things to different people. Some may see the large trees protecting the small yellow aspen, while others may see them threatening it. I just like the way the green aspens nicely framed the yellow one.

When I processed the image, I thought of making the yellow leaves very bright, but that  wouldn’t look right for an image in fog, so I left them a little muted.

I managed to take this photo, and one other, when suddenly the sun burned off the fog. I only had about fifteen minutes of fog before it was gone, but it was a great surprise.

Always be prepared to take advantage of any pleasant surprise that nature gives you.

I processed this image with ON1 Photo Raw. Check it out at https://on1.sjv.io/15Mjdz

Have Fun,
Jeff

More Images on Redbubble

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Hi Everyone,

I’ve added 10 more of my photos to Redbubble. They can be put onto T-shirts, mugs, phone cases and much more. Check them out at my Redbubble shop here www.redbubble.com/people/jeffcolburn/shop

I’ve manipulated these photos to look like drawings and paintings. Here are a few of them.

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Head on over to Redbubble to see all of them.

If you don’t see the photograph you’re looking for, let me know. I can always add it to my shop.

Have Fun,
Jeff

Photo – Surprise Lightning With Skyrockets

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Hi Everyone,

The other day I was getting some firework photos ready for a stock site and had a real surprise. I noticed a bright area at the bottom left of the photo. At first, I thought it was light reflecting off of smoke, but when I zoomed in I saw that I had captured a lightning bolt during the show.

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How often do you get a skyrocket exploding with lighting in the background?

I made some adjustments in ON1 Photo RAW to bring out the lightning. What do you think of the image?

What happy surprises have you found in your photos?

Check out ON1 Photo Raw at https://on1.sjv.io/15Mjdz

Have Fun,
Jeff

More Photos Added To Redbubble

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Hi Everyone,

I’ve added more of my photos to Redbubble. They can be put onto T-shirts, mugs, phone cases and much more. Check them out at my RedBubble shop here www.redbubble.com/people/jeffcolburn/shop

Pillow
Pillow
sticker
Sticker
tote bag
Tote Bag

These new photos are designed to inspire you to achieve more in your life. Head on over and take a look.

If you don’t see the photograph you’re looking for, let me know. I can always add it to my shop.

Have Fun,
Jeff

New Photos On Redbubble

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Hi Everyone,

I’ve added more of my photos to Redbubble. They can be put onto T-shirts, mugs, phone cases and much more. Check them out at my RedBubble shop here www.redbubble.com/people/jeffcolburn/shop

Head on over and take a look. If you don’t see the photograph you’re looking for, let me know. I can always add it to my shop.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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Tote Bag
Phone Case
Pack
Zippered Pouch
Mouse Pad
Laptop Sleeve

Photos – Beach Sunsets

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Hi Everyone,

Here are some sunset photos I took at Laguna Beach, California. What I like about the first photo is how it’s a little blown out on the left. It gives the appearance of the photo fading into the distance.

Do you remember the photo of sunglasses I posted a couple weeks ago? That shot was taken a little to the right of this image.

Canon Rebel T5i / Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS at 28mm / 1/80 / f/5.6 / ISO 100 / Hand Held

The second photo uses water on the sand to reflect the colors of the sunset. This brings the colors of the sunset into more of the photo.

Canon Rebel T5i / Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS at 27mm / 1/50 / f/5.6 / ISO 100 / Hand Held

When shooting sunsets, don’t stop after the sun goes below the horizon. Some of my best sunset shots, especially at the Grand Canyon, were done after the sun has set. The sky can really light up, especially if there are clouds. And remember to look all around to see what the light is doing both in front of you and behind you.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments about these photos, or photography in general.

I processed these images with ON1 Photo Raw. Check it out at https://on1.sjv.io/15Mjdz

Have Fun,
Jeff

My Photos On RedBubble Products

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Hi Everyone,

I have some great news. People have been asking me if my photographs are available on products, like T-shirts, mugs, phone cases, etcetera, and now they are. I have created a shop on RedBubble at www.redbubble.com/people/jeffcolburn/shop

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iPhone Skin
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Here you will find many products with my photographs on them, and I will be adding more photographs too. Head on over and take a look. If you don’t see the photograph you’re looking for, let me know. I can always add it to my shop.

T-shirt
T-shirt
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Postcard
Postcard
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Water Bottle
Water Bottle
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Have Fun,
Jeff