Thursday, May 04, 2006

Old Barn At Trenton Falls




Trenton Falls 2006





It's been awhile since I have been able to go out and shoot for fun. I made a trip up to Trenton Falls this weekend, it was my first time there. Although there was not a lot of water it was still very beautiful. Here are some pics:

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

26th Annual Photographer Forum's Spring Photo Contest

I am thinking about entering this contest but I'm not sure which photo or photo's to submit. This where all of you com into play. I am asking for any suggestions from what photo's you all think are the best that I have posted on my blog. You can leave your suggestions in the comment section under this post. Thanks for all your help!!

Any one interested in entering this contest can visit:

www.serbin.com.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Screwing around in Photoshop





I was bored so I decided to screw around in photosho with a picture of a statue I took while I was working at a church last weekend during a little break. The first one I used the solarize filter, the second one I used the glowing effect. I thought the looked pretty cool!
(the photo's will be coming, apparently there is a problem with blogger today!)

Planet Photoshop

http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials_effects.html

This is a cool little site that has ton's of tips on how to enhance your photo's. Most of the tutorials are quick and easy that even the basic photoshop user can do!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Absolute Cross - Photoshop Tutorials

This is a great site for photoshop tutorials, one of the best I have seen!
Thanks Josh for sending me the link!

http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

I have also placed the link under my favorites.

Monday, January 30, 2006

High Contrast B&W


This was done in the studio using intense light from her back left side to get the washed out effect around her. A soft box was used to light the front and get rid of the silhouette caused by lighting the subject from behind.

Black & White - Fashion

Studio - Fashion

Mother

Sunday, January 29, 2006

RSS Feed Link

Here is the RSS link to subscribe to my blog. I have also placed the link on the side bar.

http://balfesphotography.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I am.......

This is a photo of a woman just about a month before she was due. This is one of the most personnal photo's I have ever taken. To me it reflects new beginings.

The photo was taken with my Nikon N80 using T-max 400 speed film.

More Early Fasion Work

This photograph was taken during the same session as the previous 2 pictures.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Early Fashion Work





















These photo's represent some of my earlier attempts at fashion/modeling photography. They were taken prior to me having any type of studio or lighting training.

The photo's were taken with a Minolta ST/SI SLR camera using a 28-80mm lens and a Sunpak speedlight. The film I used was Kodak T-Max 100

Ducks In a Row


This is a photo of 3 Mallard Ducks taken at the Oriskany Marsh in the early Spring of 2002.

The photo was taken with my Nikon N80 using my 28-105mm lens.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Night Falls


This was a time exposure taken at Niagara Falls a few years ago. This photo was a semi-finalist in the International Amateur Photography Contest in 2001 and published in their book, Vivid Exposures. This was my first ever published photo.

The photo was taken with my Nikon N80 using my 28-105mm lens. I believe I used Kodak 400 speed film and pushed it to an 800 ISO.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Henry the Hawk



During the spring of 2005, my son and I would see this hawk hanging out on the wires near my parents house. Everyday my son would ask me if we could go to grammy's house so we could see the hawk and most of the time he was there. This went on for about 3 weeks, we think there was a nest of woodchucks he was stalking. He named him Henry the Hawk and said that he was his best friend.

The photo was taken with my Nikon D100 with my 28-105mm lens. I then cropped it closer using Adobe Photoshop.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Photoshop Tutorial

Check it out, this site has tutorials for the basic, up to the advanced photoshop user.

Once again, for some reason the link will not appear on my blog so here it is. You can copy ond paste it into your browser:

http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

I also put a link to it under the links on my sidebar!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Over the Rainbow II

This is the the other side of the rainbow and field that was in my previous post.

Over the Rainbow


This was a photo taken of a field in Whitestown, NY just after a sun shower. This is probably one of the brightest rainbows I have ever seen.

The photo was taken with my Nikon D100, 28-105mm lens.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Adobe Photoshop Hint

This is another one that for some reason it won't post as a link:

http://fotofects.com/articles/95/1/Ultra-Vivid

This is a neat little tip on how to edit/manage color using Adobe Photoshop.
I have also put a link to this on my side bar.

Computer Darkroom

Ok for some reason this won't post as a link so I am just putting the link here and you can copy and paste it into your browser:

http://www.computer-darkroom.com/home.htm

I have also added it to my links on the side.

This is a neat little site,it has gallaries, tutorials etc.

Sunday, January 08, 2006



This is a photo of Niagra River at Niagra Falls. I took this in July of 2004 while I was on my honeymoon.

The photo was taken with my Nikon D100 with a 28-105mm lens.