Family Group Portraiture – Commercial Photographer, Jamestown, Chautauqua County New York

9 08 2015

I’m not a portrait photographer usually. Usually I spend my time creating images of inanimate objects, Architecture, products and landscapes. A close friend asked me to come up with something special when his kids gathered for fathers day this year. I made an image of each family group separately while standing in the yard of their cottage. Once I had an image of each group I removed the background so that just the people where left. Once that was done I could move the groupings on to any background I would like too. This is what I ended up doing.

Family Photo

Family Panoramic Image





Family Photo

Panoramic Photo of Family groups


Barcelona Harbor Sunset

13 08 2014
Barcelona Harbor Sunset

HDR Pano of Barcelona Harbor, Westfield N.Y.






Scenic Photography in Chautauqua County N.Y.

Barcelona Harbor and lighthouse in Westfield N.Y., Chautauqua County along Lake Erie.

This image was captured on July 3, 2014. The Canon 5D markIII with the 24-70mm 2.8L was setup on a really right stuff nodal slide so that the camera pivoted around the nodal point of the lens, which allows the exposures to line up better when they are stitched together in photoshop. This images is make up of 21 exposures. That’s 3 exposures at each of 7 camera positions. The 3 exposures where taken into efexpro HDR soft for the High dynamic Range processing. After each of the set of 3 exposures are processed the resulting 7 files are taken into photoshop so that the stitching could be preformed. Once photoshop does it’s thing the resulting pano is fine tuned in both photoshop and lightroom.

Photos of Panama Rocks, Panama New York

30 07 2013

Pano1Photography by Kurt A. Moore / Moore Images Photographic Services / Chautauqua County, Westfield New York

I spent a couple of hours walking around the Panama Rocks nature preserve in Panama New York. Equipment used was the Canon 5D mark iii and a Really Right Stuff nodal bracket for the panoramas shot during my little hike. Panama Rocks is a private nature preserve with about a mile of hiking trail taking you through some interesting rock out croppings and forested area. Take a tripod if your planning a photo trip to the rocks.

Barn window Panama Rocks

Barn window Panama Rocks

Flower Barn Panama Rocks, N.Y.

Panama Rocks, Panama N.Y.

Panama Rocks, Panama N.Y.

Panama Rocks Panorama


A new series of Pano Sunsets from Barcelona Lighthouse and Harbor Westfield N.Y.

11 06 2013

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Barcelona Harbor, Westfield N.Y. Sunsets

27 05 2013
Barcelona Harbor

Panoramic of Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse
Westfield, New York









Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse, Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

Panoramic of Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse
Westfield, New York









Photography by Kurt A. Moore, Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y.

These two panoramic images where made on March 24, 2013. Using a Canon 5D Mark iii and a Canon 24-70 2.8L at 42mm. This is a 5 position HDR pano using 4 of the 7 bracketed exposures that I took at the time, that means that I combined 20 exposures 4 at each camera position and then took the resulting 5 images into Photoshop and merged them into a pano. Then I did a little enhancement in both photoshop and Lightroom to come up with what you see here.

Another ad for a local brewery – self assigned photoshop exercise

11 01 2012

This is a self assigned photoshop exercise using a couple of images I already had on hand. The beer bottle label on the lighthouse is from the semi truck post made yesterday  and the Barcelona lighthouse and  harbor is a sunset panorama of the Barcelona lighthouse and harbor in Westfield N.Y. on Lake Erie is from 2010. The label was made to fit the lighthouse using the free transform tool in PS5. Some density control, contrast adjustment, and selective density control with the layers mask and bush tool was used to make the label appear that it is painted on the lighthouse.

If you have the opportunity to try some of Southern Tier Brewery’s offerings you should try it out.

Noble Winery – Vista View over looking Noble Winery in Westfield New York

24 08 2011
Noble Winery - Vista View

Noble Winery - Vista View over looking Noble Winery and Lake Erie in Westfield NY

Noble Winery vista view - Westfield NY

Over looking Noble Winery and Lake Erie in Westfield N.Y.

Photography and post processing by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services

Westfield, New York

These two images were taken on Aug 23rd in Westfield New York. They are taken from Hardscrabble Rd over looking Noble Winery and Lake Erie. The smaller image is a 3 frame bracket and HDR conversion. The panorama is made up of a total of 24 images. 8 camera positions to make up the pano with 3 frame bracket at each camera position making a total of 24 frames. Each group of 3 frames were taken into HDR efex Pro and after I added the same settings to each group the 8 resulting images were taken into PS5 to do the pano stitching. The final pano once flattened was almost 500 megs in size.

Tour of Chautauqua Bicycle Event – Westfield New York

19 08 2011
Bicycle Tours of Chautauqua County N.Y.

Start of the Tour of Chautauqua Bicyclist starting the 2011 Tour of Chautauqua

Start of Tour of Chautauqua Bicycle event

Bicyclist starting the 2011 Tour of Chautauqua

Photography by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services

Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

A couple of images from the start of the 2011 Tour of Chautauqua Bicycle event in Westfield New York. A little bit of post processing to increase contrast, give the colors a little pop and a slight vignetting on the corners.

Barcelona New York Harbor Sunset Panorama

30 09 2010

On this night I happened to look out the window while working on the computer. The entire sky and landscape had this great orange yellow glow to it so I grabbed the camera and headed out the door the see what the sunset looked like over lake erie at Barcelona Harbor in Westfield New York. The sunset over the lake was incredible. There were more people photographing this sunset than I have ever seen. The small size that I can produce here doesn’t do the panos any justice at all.

Photoshop composite- combining Barcelona harbor sunset and crossfire photograph

18 08 2010

Photography by Kurt A. Moore- Moore Images photographic Services
Westfield Chautauqua County New York
The finished image that you see here takes two of my photographs and combines them into one, the difficulty of combining these two images was to get the cars size proportioned correctly with the Light House and to get the lights from the cars- the headlights and marker lights to show up on the ground as if it was really there. This was accomplished in Photoshop of course by combining two multiple layers one of the lighthouse image one and one of the car image. When combining multiple images it’s important to start with two or more quality photographs if you have bad images going in it’s hard to make a good finished product. I believe that both of these images work well together because of how the images seem to fit together as if it was originally shot that way.

Trying to make a believable composite of the last two post. What do you think?

Sunset photography Barcelona Harbor New York

14 08 2010

Photography by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield Chautauqua County New York
While working in photoshop last night I looked out the window and everything was orange. Figuring it could only mean a great sunset that I was missing was happening right outside the house. I grabbed my camera and headed out the door for Barcelona Harbor and lighthouse. Once I arrived I found this incredible sunset and the most photographers I have ever scene at the harbor trying there hand at capturing one of natures marvels. This photograph of the lighthouse and sunset is made up of two exposures that where combined in photoshop. I really would like to see what the other photographers came away with that night.

Horizontal Flower pano

9 05 2010

Horizontal Flower photograph sized as a 12″x36″ panorama image. Background painted black and extended in photoshop

Shot with:

Canon 7D

Sigma 100mm 1:1 macro lens

Stroboframe macro Flash bracket

Canon 580 exll Flash

Canon 430 exll Flash

Exposure-Camear on manual

F32 @ 1/250th of a second

Flash exposure done with canons ETTL wireless CLC flash control using the built in 7D flash as the master and the other two flashes as slaves.

The above image is straight out of the camera.

flower grouping

9 05 2010

Just some flower images that have been sized to 12″x36″ to be used as a wall grouping.

Photo panoramic of Barcelona Harbor New York

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York
Last night I went to Barcelona Harbor on Lake Erie in Westfield N.Y. Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse is one of the many jewels on Lake Erie in Chautauqua County New York. The small harbor and lighthouse is a frequent subject of mine because I live about 1.5 miles away and the sunset can be incredible. But this night there wasn’t much of a sunset so I played around a little. I set the exposure of the camera at -2 1/2 stops from what the cameras meter was suggesting as a proper exposure. Also since I was doing a panorama of the scene I had to consider the lower light levels as I rotated the camera around the scene and away from the sun. With the exposure set I rotated the camera around the scene taking a total of 6 images.  Once back a the computer I opened the images in Adobe bridge and then loaded them into photomerge in photoshop and then I let photoshop preform it’s magic. After photoshop did it’s thing I went into the image and cleaned up some of the areas were the multiple images came together. With the image prepared I saved the images as a master file and them flattened a version of it to make some additional changes, with the image flattened I duplicated it onto another layer and then added a levels adjustment mask to this layer and used the levels to lighten the image to get some foreground detail. With the lighter image I added an adjustment mask so that I could paint back in the darker image in the layer below it. Most of the painting was done in the sky area to bring back the better exposure on the original image while leaving the detail in the foreground. I also removed some electrical power lines from the upper left corner of the image.

For not being a very good sunset I think the underexposure and the photoshop tonal control ended up making a nice image.


Canon 7D with 18-50mm sigma lens

Tripod with cable release

Lens set at about 21mm

Exposure set at ISO 400, F22 @ 1/80 sec

Final image size:

150 megs

71″wide x 12.5″high

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