Friday, April 11, 2008


A little timeout from photography-focused posts, this one is about my other passion... coffee! Espresso, in particular. This is my new PID-controlled espresso machine with a commercial (E61) group.

I did take the picture, though. Black and white in Aperture 2.1 and then duotoned in PS CS3.

Love that chrome!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


This feel like a dance to me... a dance of nature and motion and line and shape.

I'm really digging more muted color processing these days. This was done in Aperture 2.1 with an interesting combo of way negative vibrance with a little saturation boost. Since vibrance affects some colors more than others, the combo of the two can have a pretty interesting effect.

Border added in CS3.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Downtown, Cloudy Morning

The framing of this shot (and the additional frame added in post) is really appealing to me. It was also another opportunity to make a duotone (tritone in this case).

A little more fog would've been nice, but oh well. It was cloudy (you can see the low clouds around the tops of the buildings).

B&W in Aperture 2.1, tritone and framing in CS3.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


I love how this came out... the flower was a perfect fit for the frame, and the deep purples and rich greens just pop, especially off of a white page. Adding a white border effect gave it a little character.

EOS 40D, 1/30 @ f/4, 17-40mm f/4 L

Processed in Aperture 2.1, border in PhotoFrame in CS3.

Birthday Cake

I'm not sure why I didn't blog this long ago... this is one of my absolute favorite images of everything I've taken.

The only light in the shot is coming from the candles... it's amazing that we have cameras that can capture this. Granted, if you had set up a shot like this, had a tripod, etc., you could pull it off. But to go from shooting a lighted room to shooting this in real time with good results is pretty amazing.

Shot with a 40D, 17-40mm f/4 L, 1/30 @ f/4, ISO 1600.