Monday, October 16, 2017

The Breathtakingly Refreshing Lan Su Chinese Garden

The Lan Su Chinese Garden may be a small, hidden spot in Chinatown but the beauty of the space is astonishingly beautiful. This picture was taken early summer, but the colors of the trees offer a mixture of a fresh spring and rustic autumn vibe. Add in the pagodas, the clear lake, the partly cloudy blue skies, and we've got a winner.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Radiating Light and Sunset Colored Clouds Imagery

We all need a little extra light in our life.

While flying for a couple hours, I watched the sunny afternoon sky slowly transition into sunset and then darkness as we jumped through different time zones.

When I looked outside the plane, I noticed the clear, yellow-orange sunset and soft clouds across the sky and had to capture it immediately. It resembled the colors and natural aspects of the anime Your Name. Your Name has some of the best visual imagery of clouds and streams of radiating lights and I was inspired to use those same colorful effects here. While creating this image, I used the sunset photo as the backdrop and added in various layers to show streams of light, sunlight, clouds, sparkles and other reflections. I also added in some human aspects to this by having multiple versions of myself stepping on clouds and creating sharp reflections on the clouds.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Canvas of Clouds Spread Across the Sky

Looked outside the window and saw these spectacular, stunning altocumulus clouds aligning so perfectly with each other a couple of hours before sunset. The stream of yellow lighting also added texture and various hues to the clouds. It's always a treat when you get such awe-inspiring aerial views of the sky from above!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Majestic Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel

Not the real Eiffel Tower in Paris, France but still worthy of admiration and a picture in Las Vegas! After a nice stroll around the crowded streets at the strip, I decided to capture this golden structure and all its glory. A quick subtle pink filter gives it a nice, soft pastel vibe. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Night Light Streams of Reflections at Cuyahoga River

Sunlight becomes sunset. Sunset becomes twilight. Twilight becomes dusk and as we got closer to pure darkness, I had to capture this gorgeous view of Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in Cleveland. The lights glimmered so magnificently and the clear skies made the reflections even more stunning. So many different colored lights adorned this bridge making it one of my favorite bridge photos.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Victorian-Style Atrium at the Cleveland Arcade

Stunning structure in downtown Cleveland featuring the Hyatt Regency hotel along with numerous shops and spectacular views throughout, including the glass skylight design of the atrium. I decided to lighten the photo a bit more and enhance the saturation and contrast. The result? It brought out some unexpected pastel, rainbow gradient hues and extra details of the structure that would have otherwise been missed!