Friday, February 29, 2008

Too Many, Too Early

Get over to Jason D. Moore Photography today for geographic composition that was posted today. The theme for the images was "Part of the whole". I shot this image last weekend for the theme. I am always in awe when I visit my dad at Arlington National Cemetery at the loss that is recorded here. I was in the Army back in the late 80's stationed at the Pentagon for 3 years and we use to do our PT runs in the cemetery. I never thought then that 2o years later I would be so profoundly sad at coming back to this place. Every one of those stones represent a part of a whole that is lost forever.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I have been digging into Dave Beckerman's site a lot this week. He has some short essays on his photography that are a great read and some truly inspiring images that make we wanna grab the camera and hit the streets in DC. Also got a link from SDuffy Photography , He is local in DC with some great shots of the area. Thanks Shawn. Last but not least Jeff, of PhotoWalkPro has a Photoshop list of sites that should keep me busy through the weekend. Lastly, a lil input wanted, Should I use the bigger image?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Checkered Cab

If you look closely I photoshoped something into this image. = )
(hint) Scroll down to the watcher.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quiet Place

School asked for a picture of the students in thier quiet place reading.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This shot kinda freaked me out, did not notice the watcher until I was in the develop module.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lost in a book

Looks like me when I got "The Moment It Clicks".

Monday, February 18, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wisconsin Ave and M St

I am still working on a couple more Georgetown edits from last weekend. Wolf, go check out PhotoWalkPro and try to work your schedule so you can attend.

Geographic Composition was posted today @ Jason D. Moore Photography, the theme was warm. If you have time go check it out the submissions.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Canal 2.2

Photomatix Pro

ReDynaMix CS3 Plugin

ReDynaMix Cs3 Plugin and OnOne Pro Phototools
I think if I had to just pic one, I like the BW version the best.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sad Eye

The hippo's eye says it all, the storm last night got claimed my desktop again. but since the last crash 2 months ago I have been doing everything with Lacie external drives. So I have all my data this time but I think its time to upgrade the laptop.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Canal in Georgetown

Photomatix Pro 1 shot raw conversion and tonmapping, curves and sharpen in CS3

Redynamix 8 bit JPEG filter, pulled color sat out in filter, curves and sharpen in CS3

Monday, February 11, 2008

Little lunch @ Jonny R. in Georgetown

So we got out of the house and I was able to do some shooting yesterday. We started in Georgetown down by the water for a building on K street I needed to shoot. Then we made our way around M St and Wisconsin for a stroll. We must have ate our full, because then we made a stop at the zoo to make a round at the panda's. I have some edits to do. New images to post this week hopefully, I know the light was not the greatest, but I am going to run some with Photomatix and ReDynaMix and see what results I get.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Same process as yesterday, this is more a look at briefly and move on = ) I did a little shooting this morning in Georgetown for a job, going to get back down there this weekend. Should have some new images for next week. Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pigeon Eye View of Times Sq

Opened in CS3 as 8 bit Jpeg, used ReDynaMix. I was looking for a image for the masthead up top that I could add text to. All but a bit of sharpening was done with the filter. I used the curves and Color Equalizer for the final effect. Side note is that this printed excellent on Velvet Fine @ 13x19.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Skyline Dr Pano

In my cleaning up my HD from last year, I came across a Pano that needed to be processed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Found this while cleaning up the HD and archiving, got the image ready to print for my son Michaels room. May the force be with you = )

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Its a HDR world

While doing my Saturday surfing I came across a great intro to HDR video over at PhotoWalkPro, Jeff does a excellent job explaining the first step to HDR glory in his first video tutorial. Over at CameraPorn there is a very detailed tutorial about how to do HDR without tonemapping.

There also seems to be a lot of haters when it comes to HDR, its amazing that with all of the methods there are, using such a simple tool to eekkk out what in most cases will be a unusable image is taking such a bad wrap. I say it again, I like it all! Does that mean I am printing them big and hanging them all over my house. No, but they are fun to look at. I guess I fall into a category that ALL art has a place. My favorite painting is a painted hand pressing on a piece of wood that my son did when he was 2. My bottom line on HDR. Fun to process and fun to look at, even if its just briefly = )