I managed to grab this shot on my way up Mt. Tamaplais. The sky was really crazy - the lighting would be completely different one minute to the next.
I used the Nikon 16-35 f4 VR lens on this shot. The amount of lens flare here is surprising - this lens is generally quite good at dealing with that. Perhaps it is time to clean the filter. Or maybe not, considering how this shot worked out. The guy on the hill lines up so perfectly with the lens flare, I couldn’t have planned it out any better if I wanted to.
This was during a visit with Vee last year. I managed to get hundreds of photos, but just never got around to the editing and uploading process. Ahh well - always nice to have an archive of photos to dig through!
I was taking a drive through the country roads behind Lagunitas when I saw these guys, and just had to pull over and take a few shots. It took a little bit of waiting for the cows to get into position, but I think it was worth it.
For the past few weeks, I’ve had prints of my photography on display at Hairfax Studio in Fairfax, California. Thank you very much to Kaz@hairfaxstudio.com for displaying them!
I printed and framed all of these myself, making multiple test prints to ensure the absolute best quality color and composition. Everything is done at the highest possible quality, and the pictures really look amazing in print. All prints are framed, signed, and for sale at reasonable prices directly off the wall.
The hair salon is open Tuesday through Saturday, and my photographs will be on display there through December 9th. Come on by, take a look, get a haircut (they do great work here!).
I’ll probably be doing an open-house and meet and greet on the 17th, so if anyone’s interested / in the area, let me know, or come by and check it out. More details about that will be forthcoming.
More information about the Hairfax Studio hair salon can be found at their website hairfaxstudio.com
If you’re a Windows PC user, give this a download. Even if you don’t use Internet Explorer as your primary browser, parts of the Windows system itself still depend on it. Staying up to date with the latest version makes those system components stronger against a potential virus attack.
I bring this to your attention because of the amount of time I spent designing this website and blog. A fair chunk of this time was spent ensuring compatibility with old versions of IE. The type of thing necessary to ensure compatibility with old web browsers limits some of the more modern design tricks I’d like to employ here.
The faster we all upgrade, the faster internet design techniques and technologies can advance.
The last daylight over the San Francisco cityscape.
This is part of the view while ascending Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Most of the hillside is lined with houses up to the top, but there are a few side spots like this where you can find a spot to capture a relatively unobstructed view of the city.
I decided to shoot this as a 4 part panorama, which can sometimes be tricky to pull off handheld. In this case, I was able to line everything up great and correct inconsistencies without issue.
I’ve found that the tricky part of editing a shot like this isn’t so much merging the panorama, but correcting for distortion. I generally like to use the warp tool in photoshop to handle lens distortion and horizon shifts (especially now that the warp tool can be used non-desctructively), but that process becomes much more difficult when there are so many vertical lines to keep straight. It’s not impossible, just time consuming. After I finished the warp process, the finishing the rest of the photo was fun and quick.