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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.



1 Kathi Conger { 10.10.09 at 3:20 am }

hi Chad
I love being an accidental tourist following you and Kate around Korea. Photoshop fun is fun – looking forward to the next installment in The Adventures of Chad & Kate. XO, Kathi

2 Bill and Willa { 10.10.09 at 4:54 am }

Good to hear from you and see the pictures. Missed you at the sept. reunion at martha Herm’s home. Will got there for 4 hours with 8 hours travel time so we appreciated his commitment to family. Love Grandma….making apple butter today.

3 Chad { 10.10.09 at 7:54 pm }

@Bill and Willa – I’m glad Dad got over for the reunion. Wish I could have been there – it’s been so long since I was able to come to one. Apple Butter :) … What I would give for some good apple butter … Maybe we’ll try to make some. Is it difficult? Do you have a recipe?
Thanks for checking up on us! It’s great to know people read this still :)

4 Chad { 10.10.09 at 7:56 pm }

@Kathi Conger – Thanks Aunt Kathi! I get so excited for comments – makes me know people are still reading :) I’ve been learning a lot of new tricks in photoshop lately and have also fallen in love with Illustrator… I’m such a geek!

5 Dad { 10.13.09 at 10:10 pm }

I finally got a chance to look closely at the pictures. Good job. It is fun to see some of the places and people in your life.

6 anna { 12.24.09 at 2:22 pm }

Looks great, Chad! The pictures keep getting better and better ~!

7 anna { 12.24.09 at 2:22 pm }

PS, your guys’ website seriously makes me miss being over there

8 Bill and Willa { 12.24.09 at 10:43 pm }

Merry Christmas Eve, Chad and Kate,
We are making some rolls to take to Martha’s tomorrow. We are to get snow tonight but rain today.
Christmas eve service tonight at 7 p.m.
Aunt Norma Lee had her second cataract taken off yesterday so will be able to see Santa Claus clearly…..
Our love, Grandma and Grandpa