Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Bridge | Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) Golden Gate Bridge Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend


Paris | Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) Shot of Paris from the Eiffel tower. The original capture was flat and someone pedestrian. A pass through NIK’s HDR Efex Pro and Lightroom (to add grain and a few other tweaks) and I’ve got a vintage-feeling image that I prefer to the original. Certainly not my [...]


A road less traveled | Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) I spent a few days in March at the Grand Canyon and Mojave National Preserve – traveling, hiking and photographing on my own. I came across this red road and loved the color. I’ve played with a few interpretations – and this lightly-applied, slightly darker HDR brings [...]


New York Kiss: Photo of the day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) 1/8, ISO 3200, F4, 5dm2 Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. I try to embrace those moments, recognize what made them lucky, and try to make it intentional next time around. If we never shared our ‘lucky’ images, I think we’d find we lost [...]


Prayer: Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) One of my favorite shots from my weekend in Istanbul. Enjoy! -Steve Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend


Update: NIK HDR Efex Pro

Update: NIK HDR Efex Pro

Note: I had a very quick response from the folks at NIK after my last post, here.  Really glad that they are listening, and I’ll be sending my set of test images to them to help figure out what it is that is going wrong.  I’ve had a bit more time to play with it [...]


Blurry thoughts on NIK HDR Efex Pro

Blurry thoughts on NIK HDR Efex Pro

After a great demo at Photoshop World in Vegas, I pre-ordered Nik’s HDR Efex Pro.  I haven’t done much with HDR in the past, but I do have quite a few brackets that are just waiting to be processed.  When I received my download link on Friday afternoon, I was excited to see what HDR [...]


Ride: Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) Man rides up escalator at the Centre Pompidou (Museum of Modern Art) in Paris. I saw the open window on the escalator, and waited for the right person to pass. It didn’t hurt that I had some delicious gelato to help pass the time! -Steve Recommend on [...]


Chicago Footsteps: Photo of the day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) Taking a break for today from my recent ‘Simplicity’ theme to share an HDR image from Chicago. I like the link between the hustle and bustle of all the people working in the skyscrapers in Chicago and the busy footprints of these statues in Grant Park. Processed [...]


Simplicity 3: Gateway. Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010 Steve Black Yellow gate, New York, New York. I’m often drawn to color and texture – these weathered pieces of painted plywood had both – in spades. Enjoy! -Steve Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend


Simplicity 1: Yellow – Photo of the day

Copyright 2010 Steve Black Thanks to a comment by Theresa Jackson, I’ve decided to focus on simple images for the next few Photos of the day.  My eye is often attracted to simple color or texture as the subject of my images.  Let me know what you like (or don’t) about them in the comments. [...]


Embedding Flickr slide shows in WordPress Blog posts

Embedding Flickr slide shows in Wordpress Blog posts

I’ve had trouble getting my Photoshelter images to show up in blog feeds, but Flickr has worked fine.  That brought up the question on Twitter of how was I able to embed a Flickr slideshow in WordPress.  Given 140 characters was going to be tough, I threw together this quick post to show what I [...]


Semi-transparent: Photo of the day

A lightly-processed HDR from Millenium Park in Chicago.  The bright sunlight was pushing through the water and glass blocks from the other side.  Doesn’t feel obviously HDR to me.  What do you think? -Steve Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend


End of Summer: Photo of the day

As I was in Chicago for the weekend, I spent some time at Millenium Park on Sunday morning.  It was a chilly morning, but there were still some families out playing in the water at the Crown Fountains.  I loved this shot of the boy running across the reflecting pool.  I’m sure his parents didn’t [...]


Processing for handheld HDR brackets

Processing for handheld HDR brackets

Great suggestion leads to a new approach for my handheld HDR image processing Thanks to a helpful comment by Sergio Valverde on yesterday’s blog post (check out some of his great HDR work in his Flickr stream), I’m now trying out a new method for processing handheld HDR brackets.  Sergio suggested I align the images in [...]


Tuesday thoughts: HDR with CS5 vs. Photomatix 4 Beta

I spent the weekend in Chicago to see some friends and catch Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field (perfect fall weather for it – absolutely amazing).  As I packed light, I brought my Panasonic GH1 with me and left the tripod behind. I shot for an hour or so on Sunday morning, enjoying the cool [...]


Photo of the Day: Perseverance

1/200 sec, F7.1, ISO 400. 5dm2, 200mm (70-200 F4L) As part of Jay Maisel’s class – he talks about finding the stage – and waiting for the actors to come. I found this great colorful background and stood there for at least an hour shooting from across the street as people came by. Most didn’t [...]


Photo of the Day: Inspired by Jay Maisel

Prior to attending a workshop with Jay Maisel earlier this year, I did very little street photography of people. Half of the time I was nervous they would get mad or embarrassed.  To be honest the other half of the time, I wasn’t even paying attention!  Those of you that have had the fortune of taking [...]


Wacom tablet – unboxing and first impressions

Christmas in September…My Intuos 4 Medium tablet arrived today from MPEX The Intuos 4 tablet that I ordered at Photoshop World arrived today.  It is my first foray into the world of tablets and I was pretty excited to see what it could do after recently increasing the amount of work I’m doing in Photoshop [...]