Friday, May 29, 2009

New Logo for S3 Handyman

This is the final on a logo I created for a Local Handyman Service.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Brighton Dam, MD

Thanks to Mark and Joanne who showed up yesterday to the Meetup. We were a bit past peak on the azaleas but we had a good time walking the grounds. I just shot some bracketed 3 shot HDR exposures, this was a quick pano.

Have a HAPPY and SAFE weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Falls Road Pano HDR

I just liked the way there was some natural movement in this. It was originally 7 shots across and 3 deep bracketed handheld. The sun was a bit bright on the right and I cropped that part out. HDR merged and tonemap in Photomatix Pro using batch mode with the same tonemap as the Par shot earlier this week and Crop and Curve in CS3.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Why I have a Canon book?

I have been a follower (commenter) on Jeff's blog since before his PhotoWalkPro (Jeff's Photo Gallery) Fame. He and I are blog friends and when he came up for the idea of Photowalking for his blog, I attended his first walk in Adams Morgan. Jeff shot this impromptu potrait of me in a alley in Adams Morgan. So if your ever in a bookstore and wonder "HHMMM - Just what does Michael Palmer look like? Go to page 148 of Canon 50D From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell and have a look. If you happen to shoot Canon, it is a book packed with FANTASTIC tips to help you create stunning images. Great work Jeff!!! Now get to work on that Nikon book!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Point of Impact

I did a burst of Hiam when he swung. I was pleased to see that the 1/2500 Shutter Priority Mode caught this shot. The series is pretty cool too as when I combined it to .avi it was a mini movie of his swing. Golf Blogger - asked yesterday what I did to get the shot. I did a 3 exposure bracket, merged to HDR and tonemapped it to what you see, a little curve in CS3 and sharpened. Tech talk for I shot 3 shots and combined them with software = ).

I signed up for the Scott Kelby Annual Worldwide Photowalk this morning for Chinatown in DC. PhotoWalkPro (Jeff Revell) is leading it, there were 25 spots left, so go sign up now. Speaking of Jeff, His new book (Canon 50D-From Snapshots to Great Shots) is on the shelf now & he bestowed a complimentary signed copy on me last week at Scott Kelbys CS4 Seminar. I will show you why tomorrow....

Also my When Everyone Else is Working Meetup Group has 2 Meetup's this week,

Thursday at Brighton Dam & Friday at the Vietnam Memorial (yes Scott)

Monday, May 18, 2009

My First Par

I am very new to golf, and last Wednesday I knocked in my first par at my local course. If you play you know, if not, you should try.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Meetup Today

We did "Wings of Fancy" at Brookside Gardens today.

Tomorrow will be a NO BLOG Friday, I am going to the Scott Kelby Down and Dirty Tricks for CS4 seminar.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Working on a few things so I do not have any new shots except from last week at USBG.

Friday, May 1, 2009