Friday, March 24, 2017

Bursting Through Clouds: Dramatic Aerial Photography


That moment when you peer out the window and see your plane moving across the sky with a stream of puffy, heavenly clouds surrounding the nearby area, covering (and then revealing) any (and every) hint of sunlight.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Oakland Zoo's Impressive Giraffes and Reflections


One of the best highlights of going to the Oakland Zoo was seeing these long, tall, gorgeous giraffes! We couldn't get enough of them and kept taking more and more pictures. I wanted to capture them in action and also their stunning reflections. Post-process, I decided to reduce the saturation and give it more of a slight black and white effect.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Serene + Calming Nature: Lafayette Park Collage


A sunny, breezy day makes the perfect day to escape to a beautiful hilly park in the city. I loved how tranquil this park is, the spectacular views it offers of nearby mansions, the Twin Peaks mountains and the breathtaking blue sky. I added light pastel touches of pink and blue to this collage to further magnify the peaceful scene.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Striking Aurora Lights and Dazzling Stars Imagery


I'm always in awe of breathtaking, magnificent landscape scenery. Unfortunately, it's more of an uncommon scenario where you have to be there at the right place at the right time...and most likely, it comes unexpectedly. I decided to create my own version of aurora lights and sparkling stars imagery by altering a simple photo of a mountain completely. I added stars to the background. changed the hues, contrast, and saturation of the orange-green sky, and created slight reflections and gradient to the ocean. The aftermath is a bright and radiant picture with different textures and hues that offer fresh inspirations.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Aerial Glimpse of Snowy, Cloudy Mountains


Saw this stunning aerial view of snowy mountains and clouds hovering above and had to capture it before I missed the moment!