Photography and whatever

Archive for February, 2007

Portrait of Julie Simone

Julie Simone Portrait

Julie Simone

For some reason, I rarely post photos from the shoot with Julie Simone. But while I was playing with Lightroom, I came across this one and decided to mess around with it a little bit. As it turns out, I didn’t do much other than sharpening, but I liked it enough to post it. Enjoy!

Everything old is new again

It seems like every time I get a new photography toy of some sort, I become reacquainted with many of my old photos. I was home from work today, so I imported a lot of my photos (over 6,000) into my Adobe Lightroom library on my laptop. In the process, I rediscovered some oldies but goodies, like this one of Suzana. Enjoy!



Well, I’m really on a tear here. Adobe Lightroom has me excited.

Here, you do it

Here, You Do It

More morning dew

More Morning Dew

Puzzle Time

Puzzle Time

About as cool as it gets when you’re two

About As Cool As It Gets When You're Two

Adobe, I love you

Lightroom Screenshot

If you don’t have it, get it (for $199 until April). It doesn’t really do much more than Adobe Bridge + Adobe RAW, but it sure is a lot easier and cooler to use.

M&M Hot Rod

M&M Hot Rod

(Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8 L, Canon 580EX flash)

Morning Dew on Grass

Morning Dew

(Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8 L)


Half Moon Bay

Tire in the sand

Half Moon Bay, Tire in the Sand

Me and My G1

CA JapaneseGardens 200601-A95-A032

(Credit: Heather Hocter, Canon PowerShot A95)

Heather took this one when we visited the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys last year. That’s me and my Contax G1.

I really like photos of people using cameras, even when I’m the subject.

Vineyard at Villa Toscana

CA Paso Robles 0507-02-G1-35

Vineyard at Villa Toscana
Paso Robles, CA
July 2005

(Contax G1, Carl Zeiss 35/f2, Kodak E100G)

Her name is Veronica

Her Name Is Veronica

Negative Scan vs. Print Scan

Once again I was playing with my film scanner. After scanning a particular negative, I realized that I had previously scanned the print on my flatbed scanner, and I thought it would be interesting to compare them.

So here are the two different scans:

Print Scan Negative Scan

The one on the left was scanned with a MicroTek ScanMaker 4900 flatbed scanner. It was scanned a long time ago, so I don’t remember the particulars other than that.

The one on the right was scanned with a Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner. 3200 dpi, 16 bits. I had to quite a bit of dust cleanup on it, and I reduced its size to roughly the same as the print scan.

I didn’t do a particular great job of scanning on either one of them, but which do you think looks better? Any preference?

Sponsor a nut, get a print

This guy will give you a fine print of one of his photos if you help sponsor his plunge into the icy waters of Lake Monona in Madison, WI.

I don’t know if it’s wise to sponsor such insanity, but his photos are pretty good.

And one more


Another one from Hayward


I'm standing in Hayward

Brian posted a photo from our little photo excursion at CSUH/CSUEB/whatever over on his blog, so I’ll share some of mine as well.


Hayward, CA
November 2006Canon EOS 10D
Canon EF 17-40/f4 L

I like to take pictures of my feet in the places that I visit.Is it just me?I hope there are entire sites dedicated to it.