Monday, April 06, 2015

This magazine is an experiment.

Don't expect too much from this magazine it's an experiment. The high-end photo books can be expensive. I want find out if the magazine format offered by Blurb will work as a lower cost option. This magazine of photos from August 2008 will demonstrate the viability of this option. These photos were taken the weekend of August 8th, 2008 in Frisco, Dillon and Leadville Colorado.

The magazine is 8.5" x 11" has 37 photographs and only 1 paragraphs of text.

Note: The on-line preview doesn't work on iPads or iPhones.

Click the link to order your copy today: August 2008 Snapshots by Clyde Hoadley

Learn how to make your own magazine at BLURB.COM

Sunday, April 05, 2015

My new book

My new book is out. Photographs from my trip to Roxborough State Park by Clyde Hoadley

This book is an experiment. The high-end photo books can be expensive. I wanted find out if the standard Trade Book offered by Blurb would work as a lower cost option. This book of photos will demonstrate the viability of this option.

The book is 6" x 9" soft cover, formatted in portrait, has 43 photographs, and only 3 paragraphs of text.

(Note: The preview does not work on iPad or iPhone.)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado.

Blue Herons on nest, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
Blue Herons on nest

Great Horned Owl with chicks, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
Great Horned Owl nest

3 Turtles on a log, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
3 Turtles on a log

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Morning Sun White Balance Test

Canon 70D, ISO 160, f/5.6, 1/100, FL 53mm, 7:29 AM/MDT, (13:29 UTC.)
The actual color temperature of the light is about 5150K.
Except for the last photo nothing was done in Lightroom.

WB=Daylight (5150K.)

WB=Shade (6900K.)

WB=Cloudy (5900K.)

WB=Tungsten (3150K.)

WB=White Fluorecent (3950K.)

WB=Manual Kelvin K=5200.

White Balance adjusted in Lightroom 5 using Automatic White Balance (not the same as Auto Tone,) yielded K=4600.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Colorado Saint Vrain State Park

Bald Eagle at Colorado Saint Vrain State Park.
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Got Geese? Canada Geese that is.
Canada geese

Longs Peak as seen from Colorado Saint Vrain State Park.
Longs Peak

Friday, March 20, 2015

Snow on the mountain

Lake Arbor, Arvada, Colorado.

Longs Peak
Standley Lake, Boulder Flat Irons, Longs Peak, Westminster, Colorado, iPhone.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cat approved still life stage

The Still Life Stage that I ordered from Connie Nobbe Fine Art arrived today. It took longer to read the 4 step directions than it took to set up (about 1 minute.)

The cat approves but requested I move it upstairs to the studio. I'm out of excuses now; it's time to get creative.

Monday, March 02, 2015

To whom it may concern

We've had quite a bit of snow along the Colorado front range this past month. Denver recorded 22.2 inches of snow in February breaking the record last set in 1912. We've stayed in the double digit temperatures (20&30's) for most of February but they are calling for single digit temperatures later this week.

I haven't done much of anything productive so far this year. I haven't taken any stunning photos or taken any trips. I have been trying to get back into painting and drawing but have trouble sticking with it. I have been watching a lot of painting & drawing 'How to' videos.

I had to take the cat to the vet a couple of times this year. He developed a couple of red sores around his neck and under his chin. It turns out that he scratched himself. The vet thinks he has a seasonal allergy. After an injection of steroids and an inject of antibiotics he's all well again. They also put some rubber tips, called 'Soft Paws', on his claws.

I've been staying home quite a bit simply because I don't like to go out when it's cold or slippery outside. I'm looking forward to it warming up enough to make it comfortable outside (not too cold & not too hot.) Maybe then I'll put on my French artist cap and go outside and make art.