Gastown, Vancouver BC

Gastown is the oldest part of Downtown Vancouver.

One stage it was forgotten and turned into skid road has been redeveloped and now, it is a tourist spot.

This panorama is using 4 images.

Due to the Photoshop merger, the power lines are looking a little bit funny.

Apart from that, it is not that bad at all. It is impossible to take this kind of photo by using wide-angle lenses.

Panasonic GX1 PZ14-42mm


Travel to New York… Central Park

Central Park Panorama 1

Central Park Panorama 1

Central Park is located in the middle of Manhattan Island.

It will take several days to see whole area of this park. Due to the size, it is not easy to take landscape photos here.

But… not anymore.

It is not that hard to take panorama photos by digital cameras.All you have to do is take several photos and merge by Adobe Photoshop. 4 photos have been used for this one.

Just launch “Adobe Bridge”, then select images to merge and go to Tools – Photoshop – Photomerge. That will automatically build panoramas.


Some cameras even have panorama mode and camera does the merger by itself.

Central Park Panorama 2

Central Park Panorama 2

Autumn is the most beautiful season in Central Park. The contrast of the autumn leaves and skyscrapers behind is breath-taking…

2 images were used for this one. If you try to use wide-angle lenses, you will get all the buildings badly tilted.

Central Park Panorama 3

Central Park Panorama 3

Weather in New York seems to be changeable. Soon after this, the sun was covered by clouds and started raining.

Autumn in New York is the best time… but at the same time, the day is very short…

Autumn in Vancouver…Panoramas

It is taken fisherman wharf beside the Granville Island which formerly industrial aria and now a tourist spot in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This area is not a tourist spot like the famous one in San Francisco…. but as you see, it is  a good spot to see the panorama of Downtown Vancouver.


Those photos are merged by Adobe Photoshop. 3 photos on the first one and 4 photos were used for the 2nd one.

Clouds in Autumn sky were creating perfect lighting in the evening.

It is the end of autumn and next week, our summer time is ending.

Panasonic GX1  PZ14-42mmf3.5-5.6

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Wreck Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach is not only clothing-optional beach, but also it is part of National Park.

When I was here, the evening sun was creating such a dramatic view.

But…..when I took it, it came as such a boring photos.

Wreck Beach original
This is the original of it….well….it is so boring….

So, what I did was….duplicated layer, then channel masked at the line of trees and removed sky, then created new layer between and added some cloud by using “Cloud brush”.Wreck Beach 2
It looks a bit better…but not good enough.

So,press “ALT, CTRL, Shift & E” to duplicate what I have now  and changed blending mode to “color dodge”.

Wreck Beach 3

This created dramatic sly, but all the green turned into shadow.
So, I copied the Channel mask I made before and inverted it. This is how, the blending option is working only around the sky and water.

Wreck Beach 4

It is much better…but we can make it better.

Again, press “ALT, CTRL, Shift & E” to duplicate whole things, then change blending mode to “Color Dodge”.

In that case, the green looks more dramatic, but I completely lost the sky.
This means if I mask out at the sky, it will look perfect. So, I copied channel mask which I made at the beginning and pasted to this layer.

Wreck Beach

It looks perfect.
I sometimes think digital cameras are more difficult than films due to unnecessary automatic adjustments and narrow dynamic range.

But, at least Photoshop can do lots of things like this example.

Panasonic GX1 + Panasonic 14-42mmF3.5-5.6


Happy Halloween ! by Adobe Photoshop

Happy Halloween!Happy Halloween!! by Adobe Photoshop.

This is created by Adobe Photoshop.

The background is Bran Castle in Romania which is base of Dracula. Pumpkin…..just made by layers of ovals and gradient.

Unfortunately, it is raining now in Vancouver, BC… is going to be Trick or Treat in rain this year…..



Halloween picture

Halloween-old-houseHalloween is around the corner.

Halloween season is my favorite time of the year especially the decoration of show windows.

This is created by Photoshop.

The old house is from photography. Other things are brought from somewhere ales.

Grass is drawn by “Grass Brush”, Trees are brush too.

The goast background is based on this photo.

Halloween in Denver

Halloween in Denver

Fog and Clouds are brush too.

Personally I am not good at drawing…but Photoshop can create this kind of image quite easily.

Pumpkin is created from nothing.