13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Manipulated Images


By Dave Edwards

About Dave Edwards

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Over 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 said.
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 company.

--Jaime Marconette


One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.