Upper State Fair

Sunday afternoon Amy, Laura, and I decided to go to the Upper State SC Fair.  It was an odd decision, but we figured it would be fun and different, and I would be able to get some interesting photographs.  While it was all those things, it was also different from what I had expected, and … Continue reading Upper State Fair

Photo theft

I had my first problem with photo theft today.  One of the discussion boards I frequent is UrbanPlanet.org.  There are sections for cities around the US, with Greenville having one of the more active discussion boards on the site.  One of the threads is the Photo of the Day (POTD) thread.  I’ve met several local … Continue reading Photo theft

The Three Saludas

I really must have an attraction to flowing water.  It seems that every time I take a drive, I wind up following a river, or crossing the same one multiple times.  Today it was the Saluda. I really needed to repair that damaged hand rail, but this was the first day it hadn’t been stifling … Continue reading The Three Saludas


Flickr has something they call "interestingess" which they use to rank pictures.  This is a weird, caballic combination of views, tags, favorites, etc., which somehow measures how interesting a photo is to the Flickr community.  The photo below is in the top 100 photos for interestingness for those uploaded on July 24.   Even as … Continue reading Interestingness

England Flickr Update

If one had been watching my bandwidth monitor at work at about 5:00 PM yesterday, they would have noticed a significant spike as I uploaded a ton of photos to my Flickr account.  I’m not done yet – there are some Laura needs to sort out.  When I got home last night I did play … Continue reading England Flickr Update

Flickr Cliche’s

First, there was High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography:   Next came fake Lomography:   Then came fake Tilt-Shift:   So here’s my attempt to combine all three of the popular Flickr fads.  The following image was taken with a Nikon D50 SLR with white balance bracketing, processed through Photomatix for HDR and tone-mapping, then processed … Continue reading Flickr Cliche’s

More Tilt-Shift Goodness

Having learned this nifty new technique, I had to go back through my collection of images and see if I had more shots suitable for tilt-shift. The ones below are the results. These really look better in the larger format, so click on the pictures to see the larger images. I’ve gotten where it takes … Continue reading More Tilt-Shift Goodness

Tilt-Shift Fake Miniatures

Some time back, BoingBoing highlighted a photographer who makes fake miniatures of real photographs. The photos are of real scenes, but have been altered in such a way as to make them look like they are model railroad sets, or something similar. The results can be quite astounding, and fool the brain into thinking it’s … Continue reading Tilt-Shift Fake Miniatures