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Kymm Hinterberger

Tangerine Mimosa

Posted by kymm on April 2, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

This image was originally taken with my cell phone at the Detour Cafe on Division St in Portland, OR. The mimosa was delicious.

Tangerine Mimosa

A New Lincoln Continental

Posted by kymm on February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

There are places in Portland where you can buy photos.  I’m not talking about art.  I’m talking about dusty file cabinets full of random images.  There are people’s family photos for sale.   I was in one of these places and found this gem.  My friend Michael S. identified the car for me.  He says it is a 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV.  He says you can see the shape of the hood ornament and  the octagon shape of the hubcap, combined with the lack of spokes on the cap.  Mike, you’re good.  Thanks.

New Car image after restoration

I have no clue who these people are or where this image was taken.  (…and Mike if you can identify the people, you would be amazing) That is what makes it so much fun.  The car is very likely in a junk heap somewhere, but this image preserves this moment.  Our big haired lady is obviously very happy to have her new Continental.

The image was full of fuzz.  The photo was certainly printed before the time of canned air.  So whatever dust was on the negative at the time was also printed. Through the miracle of Photoshop I was able to bring this photo back.  Click on the images for full size.

New Car image before restoration

Crazy Orange Kitchen

Posted by kymm on February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Sometimes I dwell on a little fantasy.  I was thinking of what my dream kitchen would look like and I came up with a color scheme.  Now I may change my mind tomorrow, but right now I am enamored with the color orange.  Orange, White, Yellow and Red are hot kitchen colors.  Click on the image to enlarge it.

orange colors for my kitchen

A cup of Yerba Mate

Posted by kymm on February 4, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

A cup of yerba mate at Prasad

A cup of yerba mate at Prasad

I actually took the original image with my cell phone.  On a rainy day it is good to drink something warm.  I posted a blog about Prasad where I enjoyed my yerba mate.

Hung Far Low

Posted by kymm on February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Hung Far Low in Portland Chinatown

On my birthday in December, I had lunch with a friend in Portland’s Chinatown.  I didn’t go to this particular restaurant, but I could help but to photograph the sign.  For those of you who don’t live in the area… yes, the sign is real.  The sign was recently restored. In the native Cantonese Hung Far sounds like red flower, Low means restaurant or tower.

For this particular design I had fun with the background.  I used the paintbrush to make the diagonal lines.  Then I duplicated the layer and flipped it.  One layer I blurred slightly and the other I embossed a bit.  Of course I played around with Photoshop’s 3-d abilities for the PDX.  It was a fun way to spend the last day of January while I waited for my kale chips to be finished.

Sharpening Sullivan

Posted by kymm on November 8, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

It is amazing what Photoshop can do to an old image.  I took this image in Buffalo, NY around 2005.  I used a 3 or 4 megapixel camera. Originally it came out a mushy mess.  I did some tweaking and sharpening in Photoshop and there is a huge difference.  You can see much more detail in the terra cotta.

This is an image of the Sullivan Building in downtown Buffalo.  If you want to know more about its history check out his link to Wikipedia.,_New_York%29

Sullivan BuildingSullivan Building

Marsh’s Free Museum

Posted by kymm on July 28, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Back in 2009 I went to a weird and wonderful place called Marsh’s Free Museum.  It is located in Long Beach, Washington.  This place is full of all kinds ephemera, dead animals, and mechanical weirdness.  I can’t really explain this place.  You would have to look at it for yourself.  This is a postcard I created from a photo I took.

Marsh's Free Museum

Marsh's Free Museum

One Tree

Posted by kymm on July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

In 2008 I went to visit a friend’s farm in Champoeg, OR.  The countryside was quite beautiful.  On the way back we came across this tree.  I couldn’t resist preserving it in my own special way.

Tree Near Champoeg, OR

Near Champoeg, OR


Posted by kymm on July 16, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I’ve always loved HDR photography. The intense contrast and bright colors appeal to me.  Lately I have been uploading my photos to Flickr.  I came across two photos I took on the coast of California.  It was the same image with two different exposures.  Normally you want more exposures, but I decided to give it a go anyway.   Click on the image.

RR tracks running along the California Coast south of SF



Content Aware

Posted by kymm on June 24, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I was able to go to Photoshop World in 2010. It takes place in Las Vegas. Since I have never been there before, I enjoyed playing the tourist. I spent part of my time snapping random photos. In front of the MGM Grand Hotel is a big golden lion. Of course I couldn’t resist photographing it. When I got home I could help but to notice that there were a thousand distracting elements in the photo. Ah… but what a great photo to practice content aware on.

MGM Grand Original

MGM Grand Original

I used a combination of “content aware fill” and cloning.


MGM Grand with distracting elements removed

MGM Grand with distracting elements removed

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I am an enthusiastic student of Photoshop and Web Design. I love a creative challenge and I am always looking to learn new things. This website is about exploring my creativity.

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