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Join us as we try and make sense of the 6,000 buttons in Photoshop that all seem to do the same thing - the wrong thing. We're in this together. As we learn something, you learn something. There'll be no holding hands but it will be fun. Oh, and sorry about the horse head but one of us is having a bad hair day.

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Cormorant Fishermen of Guilin: Smoking 2

The Cormorant Fishermen of Guilin, China

We recently popped over to China to capture just one image. We wanted a picture of the Chinese cormorant fishermen of Guilin for our collection. What is that you say? It’s an ancient fishing technique where rather than using a line, the fisherman uses a Cormorant (bird) to pluck the fish […]

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Cathedral Lake

Welcome visitors from REI

Hello outdoor enthusiasts and people that shop in REI Saratoga. Thank you so much for admiring our art and visiting us to hopefully buy some for yourself. Please click the below image that you’re interested in. Of course, there’s plenty more on the store too if you’d just like to […]

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Snoozing

Welcome to the 21st century. Now with added security.

What do you do at 1am when you can’t sleep? We installed a VPN on all our servers (IPvanish) and finally updated this site to use SSL by default. All content should now redirect to a secure link. Please contact us if you find a broken link or annoying security […]

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That time we nearly died at Hanakapi’ai Falls

That time we nearly died at Hanakapi’ai Falls

OK, let’s clear up the title. Nobody died. Nobody nearly died. But hell, it sure felt like we were on the very edge. For hour after hour. We’re building our list of top 5 hikes. So far positions 5 & 4 are open. At 3 is the Grand Canyon. In […]

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Sunrise at Torres del Paine

Hiking the ‘W circuit’ at Torres del Paine, Patagonia

TL;DR; We went for a walk. It was very nice. For 3 years we’ve been talking about hiking in Torres del Paine, with the sole purpose of capturing ‘that pic’. The reasons for not going sooner have been various but were led by the simple fact that we were intimidated […]

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Fast Deanna

Another Russell Brown Update (Image Processor Pro)

You’ll recall that back in the day we modified Russell Brown’s Image Processor Pro plugin to be more inline with what we wanted. Now we’re not coders here. Sure we used to be. But back then COBOL was cool (COBOL was never cool). Anyway, with the update to CC2015 Adobe […]

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An Epic New Zealand Adventure

An Epic New Zealand Adventure

Christmas 2014 and we find ourselves in New Zealand. We’re not sure how because we were supposed to be in Patagonia but hey, there’s nothing to complain about a 2 weeks trip down under is there? Here we present some of the photos we took during our little jaunt. It […]

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Photoshop Mystery

UPDATED: To the library, and bring the candlestick!

‘Twas a dark and stormy night. Or something like that. Certainly there was a bump, something in the force that only Obi could feel, and crawling on the planet’s face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space. Well maybe. In what just might be […]

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Lunar Eclipse Over Temple

Tutorial: Capturing The Lunar Eclipse

Buy this print here. We’re honored, thank you. The above image, while not exactly viral, has netted 5000 views in 2 days. That’s a record for us here at ScaresMe. So, to repay your kindness, we thought we’d document how we processed the image. That way, when the next one […]

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Review: Nikon D750 can see in the dark

Review: Nikon D750 can see in the dark

Firstly, yes we know this is a terrible photo. It’s not supposed to be the best Milkyway you’ve ever seen. It was taken as a test shot for the new Nikon D750. Let’s start by talking about what you know about the Milkway. We’re guessing there’s 3 basic things. Firstly, its […]

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Summit in the background

Summiting Shasta.

Mount Shasta, an active volcano in the northern part of California. One of 22 peaks in the contiguous United States (a.k.a the Lower 48) to stand over 14,000 feet tall  (or 2.6 miles or 4267 metres if you prefer). At 14,179ft it’s just a tad shy of the California giant […]

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Can anyone spot the focus point?

Review (Sony NEX 6): Our Sony NEX 6 weekend at a Kentucky Derby party

We’re still hunting for the perfect big sensor point and shoot for the long hikes we take. You can see how we summed up our interactions with the Fuji X-Pro1 (ambivalent), Nikon V1 (liked), and the Olympus EP-2 (hated) at the various links. Last weekend was the chance for Sony’s […]

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