Saturday, April 18, 2009

Apple Blossoms and Wildflowers

After much arguing with Lightroom and the subsequent discovery that you can't export or upload modified web gallery templates, I have a JAlbum from the last couple days ready to go.

flowers

flower

tunnel

fallthing

flower again

Hit the gallery for commentary, especially if you're interested in the methodology behind images 3 and 4 above.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gallery from Tuesday

Wide-angle exploitation:
daffodils!

Also:
kaboom

And finally:
sunset

Gallery of 47 here. My kit was, excepting one, all primes: 10-17 fisheye, 14/2.8, 24/2.8, 43/1.9, 50/4, 77/1.8, 135/3.5. I actually used all of them, and, except for maybe a couple of the first trip out with the 50, all of them should be tagged correctly for focal length, since the camera asks for K/M/A lenses.

Two notes: first, I've been using the auto-resize option in JAlbum, which means that if you want to see the full up-to-1000-pixels-to-a-side image, you can click on the little arrow/hard drive icon in the lower corner. Second, I bought a Mac Mini today to better help me cope with the demands of processing this stuff. It took me 2 hours on my PowerBook G4 to sift to this set of pictures; I didn't even end up exporting all of the keepers, either. It's just too resource intensive to do this stuff on a PowerPC processor anymore. At least, any of the ones I have access to. An addition to that, as an amusement - I got the 4 gig ram upgrade and the 320 gig internal hard drive upgrade, but I got them from Newegg, and it cost me less to get those along with a FireWire 800 to 400 cable than either upgrade would have individually from Apple. All I'll have to do is test my skill with a putty knife, and I've taken apart an iBook before, so I think I'll be fine.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Two from yesterday

I haven't had a chance to get Lightroom to think about photos yet, but here are two from yesterday:

campusflower

Oh, and this next one is Happy Birthday, Camera!
cherry birthday