Friday, May 30, 2008

Island Flavor

Two of the pictures taken during my vacation in Aruba last August.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Technique

Every now and then while doing adjustments to photos in Photoshop I come across one that no matter what I do to it I just can't seem to get it to look right. I discovered this "technique" while working on one of these so called "stubborn" photos. I'm not claiming this to be a fix all but it may just help you with that next photo you just can't get right.

In the LEVELS palette (image -> adjustments -> levels) you move the middle slider all the way to the left so its next to the "black" slider.
You then add color back using the BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST palette (image -> adjustments -> brightness/contrast) by moving the "brightness" slider to the left and the "contrast" slider to the right.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Look at Sandy Hook

Below are a few pictures of Sandy Hook's natural beauty and of the remains of its military past. These pictures were taken during my visit earlier this year.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

From 35,000 feet

The southern shore of the Dominican Republic from 35,000 feet up.

Cross Processed part II

A few more cross processed pictures.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Spring's Arrival

A high contrast black & white of some cherry blossoms I took at the beginning of spring.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cross Processing

Cross Processing is a film developing technique that can be simulated in Photoshop. By doing so you can achieve retro looking photos. Here's a good tutorial Cross Processing.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Philadelphia graffiti

I know graffiti is illegal and most would consider it a nuisance, but some people look at it as a form of artistic expression. Below are a few of the pictures I took at FDR park on my last visit to Philadelphia. Its not an art gallery but for some of us its worth a visit.

Caption: Above are some photos of graffiti taken at FDR park in Philadelphia. Artists unknown.

Monday, May 19, 2008

BlueClaws win 3-1

The BlueClaws saw their first win this Sunday in the series against the West Virginia Power.

Lakewood's Freddy Galvis (#13) tags West Virginia's Zelous Wheeler (#32) as he tries to steal second.

Julian Sampson (#37) makes his delivery.

Pitcher Julian Sampson (#37) gets helped up after being hit with a line drive from Zelous Wheeler (#32).

Joel Naughton (#29) advances Freddy Galvis (#13) to second base with this sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning.