This is a photo I took at Santa Monica Pier (see original below) and then re-worked to give an analog black and white vintage effect in TopazLabs.
Analog on the Pier by Mike-Hope
This is the original photo shot into the sun.
Original unprocessed photo
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Had a great trip out to Vasquez Rocks near Aqua Dulce last weekend. It was late afternoon but managed to get a few shots before the sun went down. It is definitely worth a trip.
Vasquez Rocks Vista by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Sundown by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Sundown 2 by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Cloud Formation- by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Last light by Mike-Hope
Also, just down the road there is a Farm Sanctuary where you can visit for an hour or two and find out some very interesting, and sometimes disturbing, facts about the animals and how they arrived at the sanctuary. Definitely worth a visit and the folks at the sanctuary really do a great job in caring and looking after the animals.
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A sunset with lifeguard hut. I used a motion effect centered on the hut to give this effect. Thought you might like it…
Sunset in Motion by Mike-Hope
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I just tried out Blurb to publish a photobook (Photographs by Mike-Hope) of some of my black and white shots. It is up on Blurb right now and thought you might like to take a look. I am going to publish it in tablet form too so it will be easier to review and download through Amazon (only if you like it of course). If you have any comments or any of the photos take your fancy let me know…
The Black & White of it…
About the Book
Just travelling around over the past 8 years or so, snapping places and images of interest that I felt might look good in black and white, or near black and white as in some of the photos. A varied collection of some 72 pages that I hope you enjoy…
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Also available in the Amazon and Apple iTunes Store in Ebook and Apple iPad format
Just uploaded a rework of New Dawn. Laid back relaxing down tempo track with ambient ocean and bird sounds. Sounds like you are on the edge of a tropical forest with the ocean near by. Hope you like it…
We were down in San Jan Capistrano last weekend and I came across these water lilies in the Mission area. They were so colorful and reminded me of Monet’s famous water lily collection I had viewed earlier in the year whilst visiting the de Young in San Francisco, so I gave it a bit of a painterly feel. Hope you like it…
via San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies Photograph by Michael Hope
San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies is a photograph by Michael Hope which was uploaded on September 17th, 2017.
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A Grand Canyon early morning shot just as the sun was coming over the east rim and reworked with filtered effect to enhance the mood. Hope you like it…
Grand Canyon Awakening by Mike-Hope
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