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Making of Cactus Balls, Holiday Card Image

In keeping with my cactus holiday card theme, I decided this Prickly Pear needed some holiday spirit. Hanging decorations on a cactus with lethal spines can be dangerous. I photographed this cactus from my cactus and succulent garden and in Photoshop created the final image. I layered additional exposures to enhance the lighting on the cactus. I added spines and cleaned up flaws. I changed the background and surrounding cactus. I then photographed individual ornaments to add to the spines. As you can see in this quick video from the initial exposure to the final image, the image comes alive with holiday spirit. #christmascactus #pricklypear #cactusballs #kelleykingphoto

Kelley King Photography's new website

New website with a new look!  It is streamlined and easier to navigate.  It is also mobile friendly.

One of my most sold images. Los Angeles skyline at dusk from 2008 was nice. Since then there have been a lot of changes.

One of my most sold images. Los Angeles skyline at dusk from 2008 was nice. Since then there have been a lot of changes.

Los Angeles skyline now with a golden glowing light at dusk.

Los Angeles skyline now with a golden glowing light at dusk.

Mammoth Lakes Area - Fine Art

In spring of 2018 I made the trip to Mammoth Lakes in Northern California. This is one of my favorite places for mountain hiking to fresh water lakes for fishing and photographing. The fish are small and wild, but the quiet scenic landscape is awesome. Chris & I hiked the Little Lakes Valley, up to Treasure Lakes. There are four lakes at elevation over 11,000 feet and they are difficult to hike to. Here is a black and white photograph of one of the Treasure Lakes.

Treasure Lakes, Little Lakes Valley, Mosquito Flats Trailhead, CA

Treasure Lakes, Little Lakes Valley, Mosquito Flats Trailhead, CA