This portfolio is titled illustrations, although several of the pieces in this collection could be labeled as composites, HDR, etc... I include them all under this title because they all exaggerate or embellish the subject beyond how we might see the subject in its true to life appearance.
Tools used to create the illustrations in this portfolio
Field Equipment: Canon 5D, a variety of Canon L series lenses from 16mm through 400mm, Gitzo tripod, Really Right Stuff Ballhead.
Editing and Processing: IMac 27 inch Retina 5K display, second display for Photoshop Palettes, Photo Mechanic for quick editing, Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, TK Actions for creating luminosity masks. I use the following plug-ins often when I want to exaggerate a situation. Nik Color Effects, Topaz, Aurora HDR, Luminar, Auto FX. I often experiment with new plug-ins when they are introduced.
Library: Adobe Lightroom, G-Drives for storage
What to look for in my work: Mood, some happy, some mysterious and always something surprising. Color, sometimes monotone and sometimes a rainbow of colors. Grain, adds texture and brings another dimension to the work. Exaggerated shapes, distortion and stretched beyond the natural form.