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I used a textured background layer to bring out the wall and pavement to give them a bit more feeling. Then I masked out the layer around the coke can to bring it to the forefront. I was using Toolwiz on the phone to create the background layer…

Coca Cola On The Rocks By Mike-hope Framed Print

Source: Just reworked this old Coke can. Hope you like the texture of the wall and wa…

Hope you like it…

Mike Hope

Palos Verdes to Santa Monica by Mike Hope

A hike up in the Palos Verdes hills on a Sunday afternoon just after the rains. The walk is magnificent and when you approach the peak you get a vista from Long Beach to Santa Monica with Los Angeles and the mountains in the background. I used the Sony A7Rii and a Canon 40mm with EOS to NEX adapter and shot with panorama effect.

Hope you like it…

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Palos Verdes Hike by Mike-Hope

Thanks for taking a look,

Mike-Hope

Hi all,

Hope you are all having a great holiday season.

I was walking off some of the Christmas goodies and getting some fresh air and a little exercise around Hermosa Beach. There was only a few surfers around the pier and not much of a swell but caught this shot before heading off  home. Hope you like it.

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Catching the surf by Mike-Hope

Mike-Hope

I am always impressed with Edge of Humanity Magazine and their quality of photographic reporting. There is a huge scope of photo articles from around the globe focusing on the human condition. Always fascinating, inspiring and sometimes necessarily disturbing!!

 

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London Street Photography

 

via London Street Photography | Edge of Humanity Magazine

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Taken on a hot afternoon walk around Santa Monica and the used B&W filter and dropped the red to give it pop!

 

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Roller Coaster B&W by Mike-Hope

 

Source: Roller Coaster Ride Photo by Mike Hope — National Geographic Your Shot

power-of-printThis is a great insight into several of the industry’s most respected photographers who discuss their inspiration and the power of print. I know this is a great lead into Epson’s printing prowess but it was difficult to pass on such great photographers. I still have the 1985 edition of the National Geographic featuring Steve McCurry’s iconic photograph of the Afghan Girl.

Check it out and see what you think…

Mike Hope

 

 

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Metropolis on ToolWiz by Mike-Hope

 

Been playing around with a great on phone mobile editor ToolWiz. It is very comprehensive and has some cool features. Actually loads of cool features. If you love taking photos and editing on the go this is a definite for your mobile device. It is so much fun!! Wish they had a PC app and I’d give up photoshop, well maybe!!

Great app, so give it a try.

Mike-Hope