April 15th, 1350

I received word today that my 1999 Mustang Cobra was successfully pulled from deep storage by the local Ford Dealership.  The car started on the first turn after six years in storage!  This is a highly modified Mustang, full suspension and an aluminum DOHC V8 putting out over 520rwhp, over 700 on nitrox.  That's not much by today's supercar standards, but it was a heck of a lot in 1999 and it earned it's place on several magazine covers.  The local dealership is prepping it for my return. 

What's important about these images are that they show what you can do with Photoshop using a picture of a car taken on the street under some trees.  Not the best pictures, but I do think they're fun to make and a good experience with Photoshop.  When looking at the crop it's important to note the images were captured with a 4mp DSLR, the Nikon D2h and a middle of the road wide angle zoom.  It's not always the camera.

 

I received word today that my 1999 Mustang Cobra was successfully pulled from deep storage by the local Ford Dealership.  The car started on the first turn after six years in storage!  This is a highly modified Mustang, full suspension and an aluminum DOHC V8 putting out over 520rwhp, over 700 on nitrox.  That's not much by today's supercar standards, but it was a heck of a lot in 1999 and it earned it's place on several magazine covers.  The local dealership is prepping it for my return.

Nikon D2h, Nikkor 17-35mm F2.8 AF-S  @F8  1/160th  19mm   ISO 200

 

What's important about these images are that they show what you can do with Photoshop using a picture of a car taken on the street under some trees.  Not the best pictures, but I do think they're fun to make and a good experience with Photoshop.  When looking at the crop it's important to note the images were captured with a 4mp DSLR, the Nikon D2h and a middle of the road wide angle zoom.  It's not always the camera.


 

April 14th, 2315

We just put up our review of the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME VGA cooler.  I'm extremely pleased with the reduced noise and temperatures from this high quality product and will be running them in all of our workstations.

 

We just put up our review of the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME VGA cooler.  I'm extremely pleased with the reduced noise and temperatures from this high quality product and will be running them in all of our workstations.

 

April 14th, 1640

Lenovo's new W520 15.6 inch laptop has all the important features photographers need.  If you're in the market for a high-end photographer centric laptop you'll want to read the review for the Lenovo W520 over on Storage Review.

 

Lenovo's new W520 15.6 inch laptop has all the important features photographers need.  If you're in the market for a high-end photographer centric laptop you'll want to read the review for the Lenovo W520 over on Storage Review.

 

April 14th 1600

Digital Photography Review just released their full review of Canon's new T3/1100d.  Looks to be a nice refined basic DSLR.  If you're in the market give it a look.

 

Digital Photography Review just released their full review of Canon's new T3/1100d.  Looks to be a nice refined basic DSLR.  If you're in the market give it a look.

 

April 13th, 2315

I just posted a question and answer about using hybrid SSD drives with Lightroom.  There really is no definitive answer, but there is some good information to digest.  I hope you find it useful.

 

I just posted a question and answer about using hybrid SSD drives with Lightroom.  There really is no definitive answer, but there is some good information to digest.  I hope you find it useful.

 

April 13th, 0315

Yep, that's a Texas Longhorn.  There's a good sized herd of them at Safari World.  You might ask why a herd of prime USDA Prime beefers are at an exotic animal park?  Perhaps "exotic" animals aren't taxed like high-end imported beef cows?  I'm just speculating..

I recently sold my Canon 300mm F2.8L IS lens to a friend and client.  He was glad to get it, and it was a great deal.  I priced all the lenses for sale here at current USA Ebay prices, which is a great deal lower than you'll find them here in Thailand.  Check out what's left here.  Maybe I have something you want.  All my lenses get serviced at least every six months at Canon Thailand.

How sharp, colorful, and contrasty is a 300mm F2.8L IS?  You've seen my images over the last few years, but this longhorn is a 1:1 crop.. a small part of a big frame.  Look at the eyelashes and detail!   What a great lens.

 

How sharp, colorful, and contrasty is a 300mm F2.8L IS?  You've seen my images over the last few years, but this longhorn is a 1:1 crop.. a small part of a big frame.  Look at the eyelashes and detail!   What a great lens.

Canon 5d Mark II, 300mm F2.8L IS  @F4  1/500th  ISO 100