The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph [1PicADay]

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

What a great weekend for shooting and being outdoors. I was back in San Jose this weekend to attend a couple events. The first was on Saturday for Scott Kelby’s 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk in downtown San Jose. The second event was AIDSWalk San Francisco 2009 on Sunday held at Golden Gate Park. I’ll be blogging and posting more pictures from both events soon.

For now, I wanted to share my favorite picture from Saturday. This is one of my entries for Scott Kelby’s Photo Walk contest where he will select a Grand Prize winner and 10 Honorable Mention photos from thousands of participants all of the world who participated in this historic event.

USS MidWay – [1PicADay]

Flight Deck and Island Supertructure of the USS MidWay
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Here’s a little sneak peak of my visit to the USS MidWay Museum at the San Diego Bay yesterday. It was a beautiful day to learn a little history of this legendary ship – from life on board the city at sea, to the technical innovations of the ship and the memorable experiences this legendary ship has gone through. This is a once in a lifetime attraction that is a must see.

More photos to come…

Tobey – Golf Swing Sequence

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I met up with my brother-in-law Ramel and nephew Tobey at the golf range after lunch today. Tobey is pretty active in different sports like gymnastics, swimming, tennis, karate and of course, golf. I took some pictures of his swing and finally had the opportunity to use the 6.3 fps (frames per second) of the 50D. With the exception of wearing two gloves (my dads influence on him), he’s not doing to bad.

Tiger Woods in the making? I think he’s heading in the right direction. 🙂

Before and After – Ellen + Tobey

I’ve been playing around with Lightroom and Photoshop to help give my photos a little different look. Its really incredible how powerful these tools are to completely change the feel and look of a photo. Below are examples of the same photo after running it through Lightroom and Photoshop.

Original Photo Straight Out of the Camera.
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Photo after making exposure, contrast and saturation adjustments in Lightroom.
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The final image after running some actions in Photoshop.
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