Posts Tagged With: San Juans

Motorcycle Trips and PhotoStudio 6

A couple of weekends ago I took a trip to the wonderful (and luckily close-by) Ouray, Colorado with my husband on our big, loud Yamaha RoadStar cruiser. We spent the night at the Box Canyon Lodge, which is an amazing place to stay if you ever get the chance. They have fabulous rooms, spring-fed hot tubs, amazing views, and since it is in Ouray it is within walking distance of everything. On Sunday we drove over Red Mountain Pass to the town of Silverton for lunch. Before we stopped we drove up Molas Pass a little way and found a caravan of Ford test vehicles at the overlook. Including a future model Mustang. It Was Gorgeous.

A few days ago I finally bought the editing software that I downloaded a trial of a long time ago and really liked. ArcSoft PhotoStudio6. It’s simple to use, feature-rich, and works wonderfully. It has HDR and RAW editing features, great enhancement ability and pretty much every other feature I could ask for. I only have two minor complaints: the first would be that you can’t reorder layers, they are stacked on the front as you make them, the second is that there are no fancy presets for HDR editing. The sliders work well, but some ‘artistic’ presets would be a nice addition. I’m more than happy that I finally decided to actually buy it.

Here are the results of the two combined – the trip and the software.
Enjoy!

 

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Mountain Views and Deer at Sunrise

Sunday morning was as Perfect as I’ve had in a long time. It started out at about 5:30am (which, for me, is not a good time of morning to wake up..), with myself preparing to go on a sunrise/foliage outing with some other local photographers. I guess I was the only one that remembered, since I sat alone in the dark, waiting. I was discouraged. I almost went back home and went to bed. I drove to Ridgway instead. That was an excellent decision. I sat at one of my favorite overlooks and I watched the sunrise reflect off of the mountains. It was silent. It was gorgeous – You missed out. Luckily for you, I also photographed it! 🙂 On the way back home I found several herds of Mule Deer. Of course, I stopped to take pictures of those, too.

I hope you enjoy my morning even a fraction as much as I did.

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Mountain Views

Finally! I have been waiting for about 2 weeks now to be in the right place at the right time with the right lighting. This is a view of the San Juan mountains from above my in-laws’ house.  

San Juan mountains at sunset

It was a wonderful evening for pictures 🙂

 

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