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Lightroom Books (Huh)

Lightroom Books (Huh)

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More Than the Rainbow

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More Than the Rainbow

Will be available from Amazon around August 4, 2014. Lots of goodies in the bonus section. Interviews with me & Matt (if you consider that a goodie). I haven’t seen the bonus stuff, but I can only say that I’m dressed better than in the film. There are a few stories that I told that […]

Fans and Nostalgia

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Fans and Nostalgia

I was puzzled to find myself watching Mets games again.  Forcing myself to become a Mets fan no matter how annoying they were.  I wondered for months why I would make such an attempt.  The players were different than the players when I was last a fan.  The management was different.  The announcers were different. […]

Scanning Medium Format Day

Scanning Medium Format Day

These are some very big juicy scans.  I’m scanning Pentax 67 negatives now.  Grayscale / 16-bit @ 4800 ppi.  Look at the size of these monsters.  One thing I can say for sure is that they are from the Pentax 67 because that was the only 67 film camera I used.  I did have the […]

Time Was When Negatives Ruled

Time Was When Negatives Ruled

My world works in a circuitous way.  There never is a direct path from A to B.  So I sold a few prints about a week ago and got an inquiry about whether I had any World Trade Center shots from when they were standing. I promptly forgot about the request.  This morning I woke […]

Caregivers

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Caregivers

Where I live (New York) the people that look after the white kids are usually dark-skinned. And the people who take care of us when we are too feeble to take care of ourselves are also dark-skinned. I suspect it is this way all over the United States.

Getting NIK Back after Upgrading Photoshop

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Getting NIK Back after Upgrading Photoshop

Just a quick note.  I’m on the Adobe cloud.  Upgraded to Photoshop 2014.  Opened an image in Photoshop 2014  from Lightroom 5 and my NIK menu was gone.  Normally it pops up as a floating box.  Also, now have two versions of PS installed, PS6 and the latest one – 2014. Went to Adobe, realized […]

Casino!

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Casino!

Empire casino (Yonkers).   This morning.  I won $8 after two hours of video poker.  Then walked around with the Ricoh GR2.

2nd Avenue Construction with GigaPano Head

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2nd Avenue Construction with GigaPano Head

Of course nobody says that you need to stay naturalistic when you’re using the Pano head and Kolar stitching software.  This was 180 degrees vertical, shot from beneath the usual New York scaffolding – but messed up along the way pretty much on purpose.  Almost like a seashell gone wrong.  It’s composed of 75 RAW […]