Thursday, October 30, 2008

Go Ben Go

I listened to some of the critique from yesterdays post and created this edit of Ben making a dash to the end zone. Thanks again for your thoughts...

Test Elephant RESULTS

First a big THANK YOU to everyone that responded. If you did not check out the comment area, you should. There were very thoughtful critiques posted. The first untouched Jpeg received a half a vote for a uncommitted vote. The second, 300 preset, received 3.5 votes. The forth, PS Edit, received 4.5 votes.

I really enjoyed reading the comments and how each person gave a detailed reason for their choice - Everyone that commented has a Photoblog - Go check them out, I am...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Test Elephant

1st - is the out of camera Jpeg - Yes - sometimes I shoot Jpeg = )
2nd - is the 300 preset in LR2
3rd - is a popular plug-in for PS painted in via layer mask

Which is your favorite? and why?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dan Glass @ Great Falls

I meet up with Dan for a quick photowalk last week in Great Falls on the Maryland side. I have a pano that I will share tomorrow.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bear Mountain Bee

I am starting a product photography job today. Should have some to share for next week. Have a good weekend! Thanks for the comments, they are much appreciated.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


In the latest Photoshop User there was a tutorial on this. It was fitting because Michael was also awarded a MVP Pin by the other teams coach. So I fired up CS3 and knocked out this rendition.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


He kinda looks like he is eying me also - creepy. (click it to enlarge)

Also I got a shout from I Love Photoblogs in a post 20 Awesome Photography Blogs - Washington DC , Thanks Rick. If you have some free time to jump over and check out some of his links to photoblogs. I know I will.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Michael had a catch and run TD for the length of the field on Saturday's kickoff game. He sealed it with a 2 pt conversion catch the play after. Proud Dad - takes the sting off a certain NFL team's
inept performance yesterday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

300 Gorilla

A worthy subject for the 300 preset in Lightroom.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Olivia's Smile

Back from the quick trip north, We only made it to Bear Mountain, NY. Not full of the photo Op's that we had hoped for. When we had decent foliage we had no light, it was overcast most of the day yesterday - I did get a cool shot of a weed though = ) I will post it later this week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Go See It!!!

It is really worth the trip to visit Richard Avedon's exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in DC.

I am somewhere in northern New York state shooting some Fall action with Wolf today.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Took the family for a stroll at the National Zoo yesterday.

D200. Nikkor 80-200 2.8. 2.8 @ 1/200. LR2 for post

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Tasty ...

One of the many fine delights you can order at Old Anglers Inn.
D300. Nikkor 24-70 2.8. F4.5 @ 1/250. Natural light and a fill card.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Sign Of Better Days To Come?

This rainbow busted out over the capital after a rain two Sundays ago during the National Book Festival. I used Dynamic Photo HDR, one shot raw HDR for the post processing. I am testing the trial right now to see if it is a good alternative to Photomatix Pro.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Old Anglers Inn

I shot this HDR Pano last Thursday for the restaurant owner. I shot it with my D200 - 12-24mm. I did -1,0,+1 EV and merged to HDR in Photomatix Pro and tonemapped and then CS3 for Pano, crop, small curve, unsharp mask. Click the image to see more detail, I exported it a bit bigger this time for detail. It is a fantastic resturant and no one has a better patio in the DC area that I have seen.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Washington Parent Magazine

I shot this for them last month for a article on getting kids involved in the political process. It is in October 2008 issue.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Quick Grab

This is a shot taken from the 2941 nighttime shoot from last week. I have another restaurant shoot today, so I am out! Will share them next week. Thanks for the comments and Mike Holley, I will hit you back later today.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Shot RAW, One file conversion in Photomatix -