Getting some blue-steel practice out back while waiting for the ham.

Man, I can’t wait for my D800 to arrive!

food, still life

Christmas Dinner

We had Christmas Dinner over at our place last night.  It was a good time.  You can check out some of the other random pictures in the events section.  Yow-Yow got a new acoustic, electric bass guitar, and Travis split his pants.  Needless to say we had way more food than we knew what to do with: 7kg full leg of ham, mashed potatoes, salad, beet & green been salad, coleslaw, at least 3 types of desserts, and lots of alcohol.  It was a good time had by all.

I’ve added a new feature, and this is something that I’ve been wanting for awhile.  You may have noticed up in the top, there is a new cart menu item.  This will only be used for select pictures (and I am working on getting a few of the old ones setup with it), but this is the first official picture that can be purchased.  I’ve tested it out a bit, but I’m sure there may be a few glitches along the way.  There are also a few updates I’ll be ironing out along the way, so there may be a few changes.  Thanks!


We’re heading back in three weeks to the windy city. I’ve also been going through a lot of various images as I’ve been cleaning up my Lightroom catalog. I had totally forgotten I had taken these 7 pictures to create a panorama.

Actually, I think I tried to create this panorama using photoshop back in the day, but wasn’t ever able to make something worth keeping.  Oh well, I’m glad I still have them!  This is the complement to the long-ago posted Chicago Daytime.

*Update*  As per the usual, you can view the large image.  However, I’ve made a site-wide change to enable this on all images.  Simply click on the image above, and you’ll get the full-sized image in a lightbox pop-up.  However, you can then do what you will with it, provided you follow the copyright on each of them.

As a pre-caution, most of the images are  quite large in nature.  While I have plenty of bandwidth for the site, you have been warned for the client-side costs 🙂


abstract, macro

Untitled 2

As you can see, a lot of changes have happened here recently. I’m still backfilling a about 3/4 of the images. Please bear with me. I wanted to get some of it up and keep downtime to a minimum.

More macro shots from the beach after the storm on Tasmania.  I can’t wait to get back there and capture some more great washed up ocean stuff.

australia, food, macro, still life


Well, it has officially been one year in Australia as of tomorrow.  Looking back, it has been an interesting year.  Not having snow, or any day even remotely close to snowing was definitely a plus.  However, it is hard being this far away from family.

I’ll hoping to have a post here shortly about the breakdown of things here in Australia so far.  However, in the meantime, here’s a picture of a (of MANY) lemon on the tree in our backyard.  Today was a gorgeous and clear day, and I’ve been wanting to get the combo of green, yellow, and blue for awhile now.  Enjoy.


It’s been another long time since the last post, but based on some internal changes here, there will hopefully be more activity.  The biggest change is that I’ve finally moved my NAS, which holds all my images, down next to my desktop PC.  This allows for incredibly improved productivity on the images front, so I hopefully won’t get frustrated as easily and stop.  Needless to say a 1Gbps link is easier to work with than a wildly fluctuating wireless link.

This is an image I’ve been trying to get right for awhile now.  However, hugin just couldn’t get it to generate and actual image.  Turns out, that because there are many dynamic things in the image (i.e. boats), hugin was just getting confused.  By manually specifying the connection points, all is better in the world.

This was taken from the lookout at Arthur’s Seat State Park.  We had been there before, during our previous trip to the Mornington Peninsula, but this was a much nicer day out.



Wineglass Bay

Another Tasmania picture.  This time it is of Wineglass Bay.  Sadly, it was an overcast day, and so there weren’t many great colors captured.  However, the beach there is absolutely beautiful.  We had lunch on some rocks and watched the dolphins in the bay.

This was comprised of 5 different pictures, and combined in Huggin.  I’m definitely liking Huggin for panoramas, just make sure you install the x64 version for an x64 machine.  Otherwise, the batch processor may not load.


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Sea Star

Shocker, it’s been awhile since I last updated…again. I’ve got tons of photos to go through, there are just a few network issues with the new place, oh and time.

Within the last month we went and saw some incredibly exciting semi-final Australian Open tennis action, along with visiting both the Great Ocean Road and Tasmania. All of which you should start to see trickle on to the site.

Today’s image is from Tasmania, and specifically along the 9-mile beach. The day we arrived there had been a storm and the bay was incredibly turbulent. That lead to many strange and colorful sea creatures being washed up on shore. This is the underside of a sea star and is currently my new desktop wallpaper.

I still can’t get over how incredibly gorgeous the water and landscapes are there. Can’t wait to get back!

In other news, the D4 and the D800/800E were announced. Based on the type of photography I am into, I’m definitely looking at picking up a D800/800E (probably the E, just because). I’m not sure how I’m going to transition from a 6MP camera to a 36MP camera, but I’m sure it’ll be yet another challenge.