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Black Friday Mania

With Thanksgiving coming up in the U.S. this weekend and Black Friday mania grabbing hold both here in Canada and the U.S. I’ve come across some great photo deals that I wanted to share with all of you.

Updated with a new deal from Dreamscapes.  See below.

Stuck in Customs

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All Presets, Tutorials and eBooks will be marked down 35% regular price starting Wednesday November 26th to Monday December 1st. Trey Ratcliff is the one who started it all and his HDR Tutorial has just been revamped with 100% new content. In the first hour, you’ll know all the basics, and beyond that, you’ll learn an amazing collection of new tricks, workflow, and post-processing techniques that will give your photos a great and unique look. Excellent for any skill level, from beginner to advanced. In addition to this and other tutorials the Stuck in Customs store is a great resource for books as low as $4.97, textures and Lightroom presets. Check it out here.

Ian Plant’s Dreamscapes

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Everything in the store is 20% OFF starting today through the end of November. If you haven’t read Ian’s Chasing the Light, this is the perfect time to pick up a copy of this amazing book.

Topaz Labs

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If you’ve been following this blog then you know that I use Topaz Labs plug-ins in my workflow. From November 28th through December 1st, the good folks at Topaz Labs is offering the entire Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products) for $249.99. Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2014 at checkout. And don’t forget you can use the coupon code elphoto to get 15% of any individual product.

Edith Levy Photography

Last and certainly not least from now until Dec 23rd take 20% all products in my gallery by using the coupon code Holiday2014. If you’re thinking of a unique gift why not give the gift of art.

Malibu Pier, California, long exposure, high key, beach, waves, malibu pier cafe, travel photography

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Rolling Hills of Tuscany

The beauty of Tuscany never ceases to amaze me. As you drive through Tuscany these scenes are all around you forcing you to pull over and just marvel at its beauty.

I entered this image in my clubs Print Competition and I found out last week that it came in second. I’m very proud that it was recognized but I have to say it was one point less then the winning image so I was a little disappointed.

Click on the image to see a higher resolution version (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Tuscany, hills, countryside, Montepulciano, travel photography

Desert Break

Earlier this week I posted a Black & White portrait of a rider and his camel. (You can see that post here). Clearly this duo fascinated me because they made such terrific subjects. Don’t you love how they’re both looking in the same direction…again :)

Have a great weekend everyone.

Click on the image to see a higher resolution version (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Petra, Jordan, desert, camel, rider, portrait, travel photography

Gone Fishing

This was taken this past May in Hedera, Israel. After the snow I woke up to yesterday I decided to revisit some of my beach pictures. There’s nothing more I love than relaxing at the beach with a good book….except maybe walking along the beach with my camera looking for things to photograph.

Click on the image to enlarge, it really does look better.

Fishing, beach, fisherman, Israel, Hedera, beach, black and white, monochrome, travel

Deep in Thought

While waiting for a tourist to approach and ask for a camel ride this man seemed deep in thought. Either that or both he and his camel found something very interesting to their left. :)

Have a great weekend everyone.

Petra, Jordan, The Treasury, monument, travel, camel, rider, portrait, black and white

Lighting the Tomb

I have a backlog of images that still need to be processed and as I started to go back to those I realized that there are still a number of images from my trip to Israel and Jordan that still require my attention. This is an image from a tomb in Petra.

It was so dark as we entered the tomb but also a welcome relief from the scorching sun. When I turn around to face the entrance I just came in from there was this beautiful beam of sunlight coming in from an opening high up. I shot 3 brackets to get the full dynamic range of the scene. After making some small adjustments in Lightroom 5 I processed the brackets in Photomatix and then brought it back into LR5 for some additional adjustments to the highlights and shadows.

Click on the image to see a higher resolution version (it really does look better & you’ll get all the detail) or to Purchase a Print.

Petra, Jordan, The Treasury, monument, travel, tomb, sunbeam

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