Child at the Lake

September 17, 2008

This has a delightful old feeling to it. The kid’s outfit kind of tricks me into thinking its one of those full body suits of the early 20th century. All he needs is an adorable little sailor hat.  Speaking of which, how do you feel about hat girl in the right corner? Necessary or distracting?

P.S. (I sat up straight and this photo looked so washed out, but when I sat back in my chair and slouched it looked the way I meant it to–darker, more shadows). So the lesson today is, utilize bad posture while viewing these photos)

All out of good ideas

September 16, 2008

So instead here’s some close up shot of something probably not too enigmatic.  I’ll bring you a better picture next time, promise.

My Actual HDR #2

September 12, 2008

when i convert to PNG all the intensity is lost. here’s a PDF (i Know, i know) of what it should look like

Yes this is the PDF file

Hm. It looks a little dead here. It’s way more vibrant in Lightroom. I guess it’s because the poor darling photograph when through like 500 reincarnations– RAW to TIFF to PNG to JPG.  Well um I guess I’m semi-proud but the fruits of my 3 hour labor aren’t really apparent in this particular blog post.

Btw, my computer is angry with me and is playing the passive aggressive game. It’s obviously mad because I didn’t buy apple care for it. How do you get your HDR images onto the intarwebs? As soon as I open the JPG in firefox all the HDR qualities are gone; SO weird

Oopsies

September 11, 2008

I overexposed this one big time, but gotta say, I kind of like it

Cabin Fever

September 10, 2008

It’s difficult to find things to photograph in the house you’ve lived in for 20 years.  Here’s an antique I often overlook (and which is part of an unusually uncomfortable chair).  I didn’t photoshop it but on second thought I probably should have burned the edges

HDR image #1: massive fail

September 10, 2008

i downloaded the trial version of photomatix with great zeal, ready to make my first HDR photo! i then positioned my camera on my desk– because i have no tripod– and took a picture of my room, because i was lazy and semi-skeptical that the camera would do the auto exposure bracketing correctly. Lo, it did do it correctly!

i uploaded the photos onto my computer only to find that iPhoto does NOT support RAW files. damn. so i hopped on over to the PC part of my laptop (split hard drive) and uploaded them into photoshop. except photoshop 7 ALSO does not support RAW files. woot.

whatever, i then realized all i needed was photomatix to open the files, so i re-downloaded the trial for my PC and opened the RAW files in it! i created the HDR image using the awesome tutorial at VanillaDays. and. it. was. suck. my composition was horrific, the lighting was awful, i didnt really know what i was doing with the adjustments, and my computer was Freaking Out.

the photo was so shameful that i won’t even post it here. damn.

i need: a tripod, LATEST version of photoshop for mac, photomatix non-trial, and practice pratice practice. so far, so discouraging. what a shame.

now, back to telecommunications law and policy reading 🙂