13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Manipulated Images
By Dave Edwards
About Dave Edwards
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the past 6 months, Dave Edwards, 57, has explored digital photography
more seriously than ever. He enjoys experimentation and saw the
gas station as a good subject.
"I was struck by the lighting and colors in the early evening," Edwards
Shortly after sunset, Edwards set up his tri-pod at an elevation of nearly 30
feet above the station. He took 3 digital photos and then blended them using
Photoshop, reducing each picture to about one-third strength.
Edwards has experimented with different subjects, however, the gas station gave
him the chance to blend people.
"It's an interesting effect," Edwards said, "where
you see a ghost image of the people who have been there."
Edwards has been in Mountain View for 23 years and owns a printing business in
Los Altos. He has recently started an architectural and real estate photography