Welcome

Welcome to our website, c22sail.com. This is a safe place. There is no fear mongering and no political agenda. This website is clickbait free, there are no popup ads, no cookies to accept, no forms to fill out, and nothing to sign up for. Our website is a place you can freely explore. You can stand barefoot in the sand. You can roll your pants up and wade in the creek. You can travel to faraway places and renew your spirit with nature. It is our hope that our stories, videos, and photos will help fuel your imagination and inspire your own sense of exploration.

Color Theory and Grading Videos

Videos have been produced to show how the tools discussed in the following articles are used. The videos expand on the information in the following articles. Another related video has been produced on gradients and gradient maps.

 

Color Grading - Palette Effects

This is the fourth and final installment of the color theory and grading series. I started looking for ways to expand my initial method of using three layers highlights, midtones, and shadows to include additional layers that would encompass the entire image. I was having some success with this but not quite what I was looking for. I knew there was still much to learn.

Color Grading - Infinite Color Panel

This is part three of the four part series. In this segment we will tie everything we learned about Blend If and color theory together to color grade our images. We will look at some third-party tools and we will use a Photoshop action along with the Adobe Color Themes tool to see how we can color grade with existing Photoshop tools. This segment assumes you have your libraries palette setup and usable. If you don’t spend some time understanding Photoshop libraries. There are excellent tutorials on the Internet.

Blend-If and Tools for Color Grading

This is part 2 of the four part series. In this segment we will look at how Blend If works. Before we can use Blend If and apply it to color grading, we should learn how it can be used for other applications. This will help us understand what is going on behind the scenes. Blend-If will be applied in the next segment as we learn a color grading process. We will also look at some useful tools for color grading as well as Adobe Color Themes.

Color Theory and Color Grading

This is the first of a four part tutorial using color theory and color grading to enhance our images. In the next tutorial we will examine tools available in Photoshop as well as some excellent tools developed for use with Photoshop. In the last segment we will bring our knowledge together to show how these tools all work together to enhance our images.

The church is The Episcopal Church of Our Savior, located in the town of Trenton, SC. This is a beautiful church with wood interior. The building was consecrated on June 30, 1882 by Bishop William B.W. Howe. The bell tower was a later addition. The Episcopal Church of Our Savior is one of three churches that make up The Episcopal Church of the Ridge. The Episcopal Church of the Ridge was formed in 1973 under the suggestion of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Smaller churches were encouraged to form a cluster under one priest and one governing board. The name "Church of the Ridge" came from a ridge that runs through the area. The other two churches that make up The Episcopal Church of the Ridge are Trinity Episcopal Church in the town of Edgefield, SC and Grace Episcopal Church in the town of Ridge Spring, SC. Worship takes place every Sunday in one of the three churches on a rotating basis.

The Hawaiian archipelago is made up of 137 islands spread over 1,500 miles. Hawaii was the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The state capital and Pearl Harbor are located on the island of O'ahu. We visited O'ahu and the big island of Hawai'i in 2006. In 2020 we made a return trip to the big island of Hawai'i. Dora and I know more about the big island of Hawai'i simply because we spent more time there and researched it more.

The Hawaiian tradition of welcoming visitors to Hawaii with a lei is not practiced as it once was due to cost. Friends and relatives still buy leis at the airport to welcome their friends and families. However, from time-to-time you may come across one someone hung in a tree or laid on a bench, just in case you need one, kind of like a hug.

Rhapsody in seA

Rhapsody in seA  is our sailboat.  We have sailed this boat all over the Florida panhandle, the coast of Alabama, and Charleston, SC. Whether for a day sail, anchoring in a cove for an overnight stay, or an extended cruise we always enjoy our time on this boat.

Rhapsody on the roAd

Rhapsody on the roAd is our Casita camper. The camper was made in 1999 and we acquired it in 2019. It was well cared for and fits us perfectly. We love taking the camper for land-based adventure. 

The name comes from the music work, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Rhapsody on a Theme is written for solo piano and symphony orchestra. The work is part of a set of 24 variations on the twenty-fourth and last of Niccolò Paganini's Caprices for solo violin. Most of the variations are in A minor, which is the reason for the upper case "A" in name of the boat, Rhapsody in seA and the name of our camper, Rhapsody on the roAd. The 18th variation is well known. You may remember the piece from the movie "Somewhere in Time". 

We have lived a lifetime together, Dora and I. We have shared joy and grief, happiness and sadness, pain and relief. We have shared great adventures along the way. We have dove in the depths of the ocean and sailed on high seas. We have lived and traveled throughout the United States, somehow finding our way to all 50 states. We have climbed mountains, camped in the snow, stayed up all night to watch the Milky Way rise and set, and view Andromeda pass overhead. We have crossed oceans and stood where kings and would be kings have stood. We have braved the Arctic winter to see the Northern Lights and walk in the footsteps of Vikings. 

Whether it is near our home or a faraway place we are always on the lookout for beauty given to us by the hand of God, the design of nature, and the creativity of man. It is hoped our photographs and adventure will somehow inspire you to find your own spirit of exploration and adventure. Our hope is you will see the same beauty we see and you will care for the surroundings and environment so as not to disturb the fragile beauty that we can still enjoy. 

We have shared a lifetime together, Dora and I. The journey and the adventure has just begun.

Photo used with permission and courtesy of Steve Rich

Recently Dora and I added this Casita travel trailer to our arsenal of exploration and adventure opportunities. We will be posting more information and adventures in the coming months.

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