Up Coming Art Exhibit

This year the Central Coast Photographic Society, an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, is presenting Photomorphosis. This is a Juried Exhibition of extraordinary imagery from the many professional and serious photographers around the central coast. There was approximately 50 pieces of art chosen from over 170 entries and will be displayed starting August 6 and completing on September 25, 2010 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, in San Luis Obispo. This years exhibit will include two of our images and will be for sale during Photomorphosis. As members of the Central Coast Photographic Society we are excited to be apart of this years exhibit. Shown are the two images that will be included in this years Photomorphosis. This first image was taken during the Thursday evening Framers Market in San Luis Obispo. This warm breezy December evening was the perfect receipt for an evening of street photography. This image started as five exposures to ensure that we captured what lurked in the shadows and that of the colorful neon’s that provided most of the illumination. The majority of processing was tonemapped in Photomatix from the five combined exposures, but the finishing touches that made this image what it is was completed in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

This second image is of Historic Fort Point in San Francisco. Because of the tonal range of brights and strong shadows this started as a five exposure series to capture in entire tonal range. I then processed the fiveexposures in Photomatix, an hdr software, and then used several additional software tools including Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro and NIK Silver Efex Pro. All processing after Photomatix was done in Adobe Photoshop CS4.At the end of the exhibit awards will be given for “Best of Show”, “1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places” and “Honorable Mention”. Total awards consist of $2000 in cash ad merchandise donated by many Corporate Sponsors, including NIK Software, LIGHT Photographic Workshops, and others.Maybe we will see you there!

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