Welcome to Stanley’s Oasis

A few nice really good plugins images I found:

Welcome to Stanley’s Oasis
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Image by KGSImaging
I love how offbeat and branded this is. So many wooden signs… and they’re all advertising the same thing. Stanley Oasis – "8 & 3/4th wonder of the world", "Home of the Original Radiator Springs", "Mysterious and Miraculous World Famous" – This is it!

I want to share something with all of you fellow HDR enthusiasts. If you are using Nik Software or Photomatix, you have good software – I used to use both – but not the best. What really makes great photos is the HDRsoft Merge to 32-bit HDR Plugin for lightroom. You get an unparalleled level of detail and quality. You also get an opportunity to REALLY tweak an image the way you want to – the controls are a lot clearer in Lightroom than the other two softwares (because you use them for EVERYTHING – you just get more range). And finally, the biggest draw is that it’s only – cheaper than a decent lens filter! I really recommend it for anyone looking for better HDR software!

This is a -2/0/+2 HDR Merge, edited for color and clarity in Photoshop along with Nik Color Efex Pro filters.

Sunset at Bass Harbor Lighthouse Acadia National Park Maine
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Image by Captain Kimo

The Bass Harbor Lighthouse is among the most beautiful of Lighthouses that I’ve photographed in Maine. It’s a very small Lighthouse but the location is what sets it apart from the other lighthouses. Located at the Southern part of Acadia National Park on Bass Harbor it sits at the perfect location for a sunset shoot. Unfortunately there is really only one vantage point for a good shot… at least on land.

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051 of 365 – Droste Effect [Explored]
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Image by Yogesh Mhatre
Droste Effect is kind of a recursive effect. I was hoping to do an ‘in-frame’ kind of effect, but I ended up doing a spiral from my camera.

PhotoGavin has a really good tutorial about this and the example given in the tutorial helps a lot – www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8D5e6bSW0g

For this effect, In photoshop, I’d erased out the lens aperture (lens hole), making sure the its transparent. Then cropped the whole image circular. Flipped it horizontally. Then added the Droste Effect using the droste plugin available at www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionD…

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