Monday, June 30, 2008

Tombstoned

Created using a set of sunglasses with yellow tinted lenses as a filter.

HDR photography

I've been interested with HDR photography for awhile now and am finally deciding to give it a try . Check back to see how it turned out.

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Lily of a Good Time

I pass by everyday on my way home and they are always closed so I was finally able to stop on my way into work to take a few pictures of water lilies.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Printroom updated

Go check out my Printroom. I've added two new galleries, Aruba and Lighthouses.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ferrari Fest

OK, so maybe it wasn't called Ferrari Fest but there was a Ferrari show in Red Bank over the weekend. About 60 cars turned out for the event on Sunday afternoon. Everything from an Enzo to many 630 Scuderias.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Mt. Mitchell

Yesterday evening I was able to snap a few pictures at the Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands. Up there you have a good view looking down on Sandy Hook, Staten Island, and NyC.1.One of the sitting areas at the overlook. 2.The eagle of the 9/11 memorial has a piece of the steal from the towers in its claws. 3.The Verrazano Bridge.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Photoshop how-to

Did you ever wonder what your car would look like lowered? In this tutorial I will show you how to lower your car by using the Polygonal Lasso Tool. You can go as mild or wild as you want.

I started off with this picture of my car.I then used the POLYGONAL LASSO TOOL to create a selection that goes along the bottom of the car(not including the wheels). It continues to the outer edges of the picture along a straight edge (here I used the curb) and from there it goes up along the edges of the picture and across the top to complete the selection. The path of the selection is represented by the red line.You then COPY and PASTE so that your selection is a new layer. As you can see in the picture below.You then adjust the new layer up or down to achieve the height or"lowering" that you like. In the final picture below I also used the POLYGONAL LASSO TOOL to create a selection to tint the tail lights and I also got rid of the emblems and lock on the trunk using the Stamp Clone Tool

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Architectural Interest

This is a building that I find very architecturally interesting. Its made up of about seven of these pyramids shaped roofs and has ponds and fountains. During my commute one day I decided to stop by and grab a few shots.
Lakewood, NJ

Monday, June 16, 2008

Photos For Sale

My photos are finally able to be purchased. Check out my storefront on Printroom.com, there is also a link on the right side of my blog. I have only a small fraction of my photos up at the moment so check back periodically. I will post on here when I have added new photos.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Asher Neiman Gallery

I would recommend that everyone go check out the Asher Neiman Gallery in Red Bank, NJ. They currently have a photography exhibit by Stewert D. Halperin that is going on till July 18.One of the many great photographs by Stewert D. Halperin that are on display at the Asher Neiman Gallery .

Friday, June 13, 2008

Oasis

I figured I would leave you a nice island photo for the weekend.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It gets you thinking...

At the time I took this photo I wish I had known that this was part of a museum which houses over 100 statues. I guess it gives me something to look forward to on my next trip to Philly.
The statue titled "The Thinker" is part of the Rodin Museum.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mortar Battery

Yesterday a fellow co-worker and I met up with Tom Hoffman over at Sandy Hook to get a tour of the Mortar Battery. I took took lots of photos during the tour so check back for more Mortar Battery photos.Part of the door for the tunnel that connects two of the pits that contained the mortars.

Monday, June 9, 2008

LoVE Park

Love Park, Philadelphia

Friday, June 6, 2008

Digital Pinhole Camera

To most they are would just think its an out of focus picture and not really pay much attention to it, but there are some of us that will appreciate it because we know what it takes to get that blurry picture. With a pinhole camera there is no lens involved in taking the picture, just the camera body and a cover with a tiny pinhole in it. I found a site that was very helpful with creating a DIY pinhole "lens" for my SLR camera.The picture above is my first attempt at using my pinhole "lens". Its of the clown sign out front of the Spirits Unlimited on Rt. 35 in Middletown.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Disoriented in Chinatown

Taken in Philadelphia's Chinatown.

Digital Infrared

In Photoshop CS3 you can simulate infrared film photography (image -> adjustments -> black & white). In these I also added color back by hand coloring (the first image) and by using selections (the second image).

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Matawan - Aberdeen Picture Blog

Check out the new picture blog entitled Matawan Aberdeen Picture of the Day by bayshore resident Kris Bradley.

A Taste of Summer

It was nice out this past weekend so I decided to take a walk around the yard and snap some pics of the flowers in bloom. Look for future posts for more.