Monday, September 21, 2009

Trail Ridge Road

If you ever find yourself out the Colorado way, make sure you take a trip up along Trail Ridge Road -- the highest continuous road in North America. Most of it is above 10,000 feet, and it peaks out at around 12,600. And the views... oh my, does it have nice views. :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Revisiting HDR 2

This is another HDR photo that I'm revisiting and having another go at with a different algorithm. The previous image was created with Photoshop CS3. Which do you like more? The new one or the old one?

Old one:

New One:

My fear is that the new version might be picking up a bit too much contrast in the sky. I tend not to like "garish" overblown HDR shots.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Snapped this last night when me, Josh, and Lanette went out to shoot the thunderbangers atop the parking garage in Lincoln. Originally, Lanette was also going to do some modelling shots for Josh (thus the dress) but the thunderstorm turned into the shoot of the day. Click the photo to enlarge it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Revisiting an old HDR

I've been going back and rejiggering some old HDR shots with a different algorithm to see how they come out. The original HDR of this shot (done with Adobe CS3, I think) below the new one. Which do you think is better -- old or new?



Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I've been giving out a bunch of business cards which list this blog -- and most of the people I've been giving them to are looking for Vortex 2 shots. For the Vortex 2 stuff, go to:


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Church in Vermont

Finally getting back to updating my blogs -- I've been a busy bee lately! :) Today's shot is from Vermont. Nothing says New England quite like an old church set against the changing foliage of fall. Click to enlarge.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Candids from New York

Some of these were probably posted before -- I've been going through my old Flickr collection and refreshing photos with larger images. These were missing -- and if it's missing from Flickr, it's usually missing from here. Click any photo to enlarge. (Yes, that's Samuel L. Jackson. You never know who you'll run into in New York.)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

You are NOT going to steal this car!

Saw this pooch while we stopped for gas in the Adirondacks of New York. He literally NEVER took his eyes off me -- never barked at me, either. Just gave me the "don't even THINK about it" stare.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Last of the D.C. shots

Here's the last of the straggler shots from Washington, D.C. All these images remind me that I need to get out and shoot some more candids. It's a lot harder to get good candids in Lincoln, Nebraska (people tend to notice the camera), but you gotta work with what you got. :)

More D.C.

There are from all over the place -- the Supreme Court, the Museum of American Indian Art -- and a couple from the National Mall. Click to enlarge.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Almost done with D.C. Stragglers!

...and apparently, I've posted some of these before, since a couple of you remember them. :) All of today's photos were shot at the United States Supreme Court. Click any photo to enlarge.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

DC Stragglers (part 3)

Some more stragglers from the D.C. trip. The bottom 2 are HDR photos.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Chase report link -- and some more shots from D.C.

First off -- here's a link to my latest chase report. I went chasing on March 23rd through southeastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa; it was a bit more of a trip than I'd bargained for.

Below are some more D.C. shots from a couple years ago.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More D.C.

Getting ready for the first chase of the year tomorrow! Hooray! Here are few more D.C. shots that I found while doing some Flickr maintenance. Click to enlarge.

Some old Washington shots

Was doing some Flickr maintenance today and I noticed a bunch of old Washington D.C shots that I'd forgotten about! Click to enlarge.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Near Lake Placid

Shot near Lake Placid in the Adirondacks of New York. Even on mostly overcast days, everything seems photogenic in the Northeast in October. Click to enlarge.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Cliche Adirondack stream

A rocky stream in the Adirondacks of New York. A bit of a cliche mountain shot, but the Adirondacks are literally chock full of shots like this. :) Click to enlarge.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sugarbush Farms Chapel

Today's photo is from the Sugarbush Farms chapel in Woodstock, Vermont. This chapel is a bit enigmatic -- it's not the kind of thing you'd expect in the middle of a wood. If you're in to very small, romantic weddings, they do rent the chapel out. Click to enlarge.