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Dreamreflectionz by Lee Jorgensen

Passionate about people, travels, wine, critters, nature and all the other magic moments of life!

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Digging up Old Photos!

I found some old photos taken in 2009 with an old point and shoot camera which probably had something like 4 mega pixels!

Lesson learned:  You do not actually need the latest and most fancy camera – ouch…

 

Moral Dilemma!

I have always tried to limit my use of Lightroom/Photoshop to turn my raw files into what I saw with my eyes.  Sure, I will remove distractions and perhaps add a very discreet vignette to keep the eyes within the frame.  But should I worry more about making images pop and create attention?  Everybody else seems to be doing it with pride and is not adding physical polarizers and other filters really the same thing?  Did Ansel Adams not dodge and burn?  I am conflicted, but suspect I will eventually get over it and fall into the action/overlay/filter trap and maybe even love it!

Here are some examples of photos that do not quite reflect reality – what do you think?

Oooops!

Sometimes, technical mistakes can produce rather amusing results!

This photo was taken on a cold winter day and I had put my neutral density filter between my teeth while I changed my lens.  It was getting dark, so it completely escaped me that the filter was now all fogged up!

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I am not sure what happened with this one – probably a very dirty lens!

 

First Sales on Shutterstock!

I started putting up my pictures on Shutterstock this week and sold this picture twice to people in Tel Aviv!  Thank you, strangers, for getting this project started!

This picture was taken in the early evening from a fishing boat.  The background is the town of Ilulissat way above the Arctic Circle.  And those are just the tips of the icebergs!

Icebergs in Ilulissat, Greenland

La Belle France

On this election day, a little hommage to my second home!:

 

Slide Show of the Nordic Diaries

Watch this new video I made with Ezvid:

If anybody knows of software with better resolution, please let me know!

The Many Faces of the Buddha and other Deities

Asia brings me inner peace (I can prove it – my Fitbit shows BPM numbers that I never see in the Western World)!  The colors, the smells, the buildings, the temples, the food, the people – everything feels like a comforting blanket and I feel strangely safe and calm.  I can spend hours in temples and gardens looking at the many faces of Deities of the East.  I still have not figured out if I prefer the Japanese version of the Buddha or that of Southeast Asia.  Regardless of the origins, they are all very photogenic!

Odd Formats

Greenland seems to be made for Odd Format Pictures!  With gorgeous landscapes all over, the pictures are almost beginning for panoramic formats.  I had these pictures done in 20 x 10 prints and must say that they look completely at home like that!

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Fall is Here!

Fall used to make me sad.  Being Scandinavian, I could not bear to lose the sunshine and the long days.  Now that I have lived in California for almost 20 years where the weather seems to get warmer every year, I treasure the cooler temperatures and the many photo ops!

I went to my beloved Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago where the colors where just beginning to turn.  How can these warm colors not put a smile on your face!?

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