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Posts from — October 2009

Farms near Samcheok

Today Kate and I took a walk out past the Expo center, took a random turn up a small road and ended up walking through some amazing farms in the hills.  We see small farms and fields everywhere but these were really beautiful.  The weather was great so there were a lot of people out working.  Here are a few pictures I took while we were out.  I did a bit of doctoring in Aperture on some of them.  Tomorrow we’re planning on going down to the ocean to take some pictures and so Kate can draw.  The waves are huge right now due to the typhoon off of the coast of Japan.   If I get any good shots I’ll post them too.  It’s our negative 300 day anniversary today :)  (300 days until our wedding!).  We’re  going out to dinner with the Lithuanians tonight but we’ll celebrate with lunch near the ocean tomorrow.

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October 10, 2009   4 Comments

Photoshop Fun…

Hi all,

I’ve been having some fun with photoshop lately so I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to.  These are just a few photos I’ve tinkered with or put together with photoshop.  Nothing too special but some interesting shots.

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1.   This was taken on Samcheok beach back in June or July.


2.  I took the panorama a few weeks ago from Samcheok Mountain.  It’s facing toward the sea port and you can see the bright lights of the squid boats out in the water.  That’s not exaggerated.. they really are that bright.  (click this image once.. then again to see an even larger version.)


3. I love this picture of Kate!  It’s pretty cheesy I know and the vingetting is really strong .. but that’s what I was trying to learn how to do .. hah so enjoy that beautiful smile :)


4. Jump!  This was taken last semester during a traditional korean festival day at school.  This is a popular traditional Korean game.  Just some simple dodge and burn to accentuate the action.


5. This is my first attempt at an HDR photo – (High Dynamic Range).  It was taken from the mountain in Samcheok (of Samcheok) and wasn’t intended to be an HDR photo.  I was taking some shots for a panorama but I think it turned out alright.  It’s my first attempt so don’t judge it too harshly.  My dodge and burn attempts are reallllly spotty but that’s not what I was trying to learn how to do.  It was also a really gloomy/dark day – so it was a tough day to shoot pictures.


I’ll be posting some pictures from a hike we did the other day at Hwansangul soon.  We’re hosting our first Couch surfers tonight – so I’m going to go be social with them.  Some nice Lithuanian girls who are in Seoul for the Semester.


October 9, 2009   8 Comments