YBS Thumb April 2013

Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater

By Jeff Heidel I recently went to Tanzania and one of the highlights was spending time in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater makes the perfect back drop for pictures and it was just a matter of time on waiting for this elephant top get in the perfect spot

Recorder Player

By Hoang Nguyen My daughter is practicing for her music exam

Chance Encounter with Serenity

By Randy Schiff My daughter was warming up for soccer on a chilly November morning. At a break in the game, I turned around and saw this image. Although I took several shots at different settings, thinking I’d try to composite an HDR image later, something I had never attempted, this image, untouched, was as good as I imagined I’d be able to make in the computer. I hope you can feel the morning chill, appreciate the awe and enjoy a brief respite as you take a moment to share my chance encounter with serenity.

Cerritos star storm

By Sergio Garcia This is a star trail shot composed of 80 individual images. It shows the movement from the stars which look like rain falling on the building of the Hacienda Cerritos hotel. The location from where this sequence was taken, along with the focal length used, helped me keep only the portion of the stars that once stacked seem to create “straight lines” to help simulate the rain effect. You can see more of my work at: www.sgarciarill.com