March 5th, 1030

This weeks new content will go live at 1900 this evening.  This week our Feature Photo series about toning continues with "Antique Toning", Eyal brings us our Feature Destination titled "Bayon Cambodia", we have a CS5 Photoshop tutorial titled "Combining Images",  some questions about "Haze Filters", and our weekly "News For The Week of March 5th 2011", followed by a fun look at "Expat Photographers" in Steve's Musings.

 

March 3rd, 2040

This is another capture from my last outing.  A work derrick being pulled by a huge tug which is out of site (I'll show you in another image later), and pushed by the smaller tugs alongside.  With the right light, a colorful sea, and decent sky, even a subject as mundane as a utility barge can be interesting.

 

This is another capture from my last outing.  A work derrick being pulled by a huge tug which is out of site (I'll show you in another image later), and pushed by the smaller tugs alongside.  With the right light, a colorful sea, and decent sky, even a subject as mundane as a utility barge can be interesting.

Canon 5d Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6  @F11  1/250th  24mm  ISO 100

 

March 2nd, 2105

The new breed of SSD's promised at CES2011 have hit the shelves and OCZ's new Vertex 3 is the new king of the hill in the SSD market.  This review published here is just one of many as the news of these new superfast drives hits the blogosphere..

 

The new breed of SSD's promised at CES2011 have hit the shelves and OCZ's new Vertex 3 is the new king of the hill in the SSD market.  This review published here is just one of many as the news of these new superfast drives hits the blogosphere..

 

March 2nd, 2055

The Intel 510 Series is reviewed my AnAndTech.  This is intel's latest entry into the very competitive SSD market and it appears to be a very solid entry.  You'll want to give it due consideration if you're in the market for a new SSD.

 

The Intel 510 Series is reviewed my AnAndTech.  This is intel's latest entry into the very competitive SSD market and it appears to be a very solid entry.  You'll want to give it due consideration if you're in the market for a new SSD.

 

March 2nd, 2045

Some interesting reviews have hit the net this week.  Let's start with a review of the soon to be available NEC  PA301w, a professionals 30" imaging monitor with all the image professional friendly features as their smaller PA241w (24") and PA271w (27") models.  Usually, a 30" monitor performs less than a smaller monitor because its more difficult to maintain tight tolerances over a larger surface, and the PA301w is no exception.  It does however exhibit much less difference than you'd expect.  If you've been waiting for professionals 30 inch imaging monitor with few compromises, then read this review from AnandTech.

 

Some interesting reviews have hit the net this week.  Let's start with a review of the soon to be available NEC  PA301w, a professionals 30" imaging monitor with all the image professional friendly features as their smaller PA241w (24") and PA271w (27") models.  Usually, a 30" monitor performs less than a smaller monitor because its more difficult to maintain tight tolerances over a larger surface, and the PA301w is no exception.  It does however exhibit much less difference than you'd expect.  If you've been waiting for professionals 30 inch imaging monitor with few compromises, then read this review from AnandTech.

 

March 1st, 2130

I had a good day out yesterday shooting with a friend.  The weather was unremarkable as was most of the area we covered, but I managed to find a few interesting subjects.

This particular composition shows the reason you carry a wide-angle in your bag.  You can get right up on top of the subject.  In this case I carefully braced on an available cement bumper and was careful to align the lens so as to minimize perspective distortion.  I used a small aperture and balanced my focal point between the rear third of the ship and the rope line right in front of my lens.  I wanted the rope and ship perfectlys sharp.  The direction of the sun allowed for a great level of contrast as it lit the ship from behind while cloud cover masked the ocean, landscape, and sky beyond.

 

This particular composition shows the reason you carry a wide-angle in your bag.  You can get right up on top of the subject.  In this case I carefully braced on an available cement bumper and was careful to align the lens so as to minimize perspective distortion.  I used a small aperture and balanced my focal point between the rear third of the ship and the rope line right in front of my lens.  I wanted the rope and ship perfectlys sharp.  The direction of the sun allowed for a great level of contrast as it lit the ship from behind while cloud cover masked the ocean, landscape, and sky beyond.

Canon 5d Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6  @F11  1/160th  24mm   ISO 100