Tuesday, January 19, 2010


An HDR experiment. For some reason I feel the need to play the purist. I don't want to use a program like Photomatix to process my HDR images unless I understand myself what it is doing.... so I continue to play with multiple layers and masks and shadow highlight adjustments, and high pass filters etc, etc. I don't have it down, but it will be something interesting to occupy a number of 365 posts.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Yeah, I didn't take a lot of pictures. Those big barrels there... a whole lot of beer.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Today I worked from 8 to 4:30, just like a normal person. After work, I cooked a nutritious dinner for my family. After dinner, instead of going back to the computer to work as I have for years, I heeded the call of the Wii (and my 8year old calling out Daddy you have to play Mario). Meanwhile, my 16 year old who is always looking for a reason to go for a drive asked if he could go rent a movie. Sure, why not. Back to Mario. Five minutes later my 16 year old comes back in and says what you kind of expect to hear from a 16 year old who has just started driving, but pray that you just magically, or by the grace of God skip over.... "Dad, I crashed the car".

Thank God he really didn't make it out of the driveway. My Son and the dog, who was along for the ride, are fine. However, the bumper of the Suburban, and the 100 year old stone wall in front of the house have had better days. I don't know about this evening relaxation thing.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


That says it all... diet starts tomorrow.

...and for Taylor, the in progress shot.