Panama Skies

I did sky replacements for blown out white banded skies in these two images using Luminar AI and Photoshop. It is good to be careful to use skies that matches the lighting.

Two photographs from our trip to Bouquete, Panama in 2014.

Boquete Landscapes

Five of my best landscapes from out trip to to the highlands of Boquete, Panama in May 2014.
My entry for the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:  Landscape

Bajo Mono
Bajo Mono

Bajo Mono
Bajo Mono

Baja Mano
Baja Mano

Bajo Mono, Chirique
Bajo Mono, Chirique

Volcan Baru
Volcan Baru

Panama – Digital Art

Yellowish Flycatcher, Boquete, Panama 5/29/2014

Yellowish Flycatcher (Empidonax flavescens), Boquete, Panama 20140529
Yellowish Flycatcher, Boquete, Panama 5/29/2014

This wistful Yellowish Flycatcher had a plain bright green background of out of focus jungle. I wanted to show the location, so I added an image of the jungle taken a few days before to the background and used my blur and outline technique in Photoshop.

Composite created in Photoshop with 20140519_Boquete_14.jpg for background. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/1600 sec., ISO 4000, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Black Vulture on Gold, Boquete, Panama 5/24/2014

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Black Vulture on Gold, Boquete, Panama 5/24/2014

The original background was gray. By this Black Vulture a gold leaf background I mad it look like an Asian screen.

Created in Photoshop and onOne. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO speed IS0 -720, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Cecropia and Blue-grey Tanager, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Cecropia and Blue-grey Tanager, Bajo Mano, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014 v2
Cecropia and Blue-grey Tanager, Bajo Mano, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014 v2

Adding a blurs, selective highlights and edges to the leaves creates how I imagined the scene. Boquete is a magical place.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO 2000, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014
Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Putting the focus where I want it and gives the image a hand painted look. I adding a blurs, selective highlights, color enhancement and edges to emphasize some parts and deemphasize others.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO speed IS0-1800, focal length 400mm. and max aperture 5.

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Cecropia, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014
Panamanian Tree, Boquete, Panama 5/28/2014

Putting the focus where I want it and gives the image a hand painted look. I adding a blurs, selective highlights, color enhancement and edges to emphasize some parts and deemphasize others.

Created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6, exposure time 1/800 sec., ISO speed IS0-1800, focal length 400mm. and max aperture 5.