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

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