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The History of Southeastern Colorado -Trinidad, Berwind Canyon Mines, Ludlow from Debi Boucher on Vimeo. I know not everyone likes viewing videos online, but some do - and I wanted to check out Vimeo. I've always used YouTube for my slideshows, but this one is over the 10 minute limit that YouTube imposes, so I thought I'd give it a try. Actually, I think Vimeo does a great job - the quality of the video is good, and there is no time limit for your show. The down side - unless I'm missing something, there is no way to make (18 comments)
Let's Pretend for a Moment #2Alrighty then, you've found the perfect property, with a fabulous view of the Sangre De Cristo mountains. It has a lovely creek running thru it, and a wonderfully sturdy cement bridge that hovers over the creek. You don't have alot of money to build your dream home, but it occurs to you that you can make do with what you have available. Surely you can save alot of money if only you did not have to spend so much excavating and building a foundation. Lucky for you - at this point in time, there (39 comments)
Just a bunch of Bull I visited one of my favorite places on Sunday - (the weather is finally getting around to spring here) - the Fountain Nature Center, in Fountain, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. While I'm not a big snake fan, once I figured out this guy was not poisonous, I was content to photograph him until he slid down into the rocks and out of sight. This is a Bull Snake, also known as a Gopher Snake. (At least that's what I came up with when I researched what the heck he was, let me know (36 comments)
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Why bother to sign or otherwise mark your work? This is why: Found in Section 1202 of the U.S. Copyright Act, DMCA makes it illegal for someone to remove your copyright information from your photograph in order to disguise the fact that they are 'stealing' it. Your copyright information is defined as your signature, watermark, website address, or copyright symbol. (1) The title and other information identifying the work, including the information set forth on a notice of copyright. (2) The name of, and other identifying information about, the author of a work. (48 comments)
Traditionally, split toning was used to add both warm and cool tones, or color tints, to a black and white photograph. It was done after the normal processing of a photograph by using chemicals in the darkroom, and is different from regular toning, such as sepia, which adds only a warm tone, as seen below. Black & White Sepia
Split tone example using yellow and blue
But here we are in the digital age, and there are some fun ways for Photoshop's Camera Raw split toning tool (36 comments)
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