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Sunset with Cows Breakdown – Part 3

In the previous two posts, I covered shooting and tone mapping the 36 exposures that make up my now not-so-recently posted landscape. In this post, I’ll breakdown the stitching (the easy part), fixing, and final cleanup, including moving some cows and the final color correction pass in Lightroom. I’d like to note that I didn’t actually […]

Published on: 7 April 2016
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Sunset with Cows Breakdown – Part 2

Organization The day of May 25, 2015 resulted in 304 exposures on my 60D. I ingested these all and promptly let them sit until August, as a good little procrastinator. I personally use Adobe Lightroom, and if you don’t use something similar for organizing your RAW images, I don’t understand how you live, man. To the […]

Published on: 28 August 2015
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Sunset with Cows Breakdown – Part 1

The post I put up the last night about my latest landscape was simply copied and pasted from my Facebook post that ran a little long. But some folks have expressed interest in wanting to hear in more detail how I went about creating it. So here we go… The Shoot The first and most important […]

Published on: 26 August 2015
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Sunset with Cows

I took this back on May 25, just west of Norfolk. I’ve often been frustrated with landscapes, always failing to capture the scale the way I perceived it for real. So I had a theory. Since a 50mm focal length is roughly the focal length of the human eye, maybe patching together a panorama with […]

Published on: 26 August 2015
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Some Ramblings on Jurassic World/Park and VFX

*Dusts of /wp-admin; coughs* Alright, so Teague Chrystie posted a thing, and then Kyle Prohaska posted another thing to piggyback on Teague’s thing. So I’m piggybacking on their things, and I’m a little tipsy, so let’s get that out of the way. The trailer for Jurassic World came out today. It’s shiny. It says “Jurassic.” […]

Published on: 26 November 2014
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Unique Beer #250 – Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout (2009)

I begin this blog as the credits roll for Half-Blood Prince. In 2009 Guinness released a special brew to commemorate their 250th anniversary on their 9,000-year lease in Dublin. I was 21 at the time and already getting into beer beyond the usual crap most people drink. I recall at the time that it tasted […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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Unique Beer #249 – Founder’s Devil Dancer

This beer kicks me in the teeth with a hop-toed boot, and my only response is “please, sir, may I have another?” –Alex Steadman If you could taste the deep red color of this beer, this is exactly what you would expect. I’ll be posting pictures on each of these later. I’ve been taking them […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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Unique Beer #248 – Weyerbacher Instanity

We return to Weyerbacher with another barleywine, but let’s just throw it in a bourbon barrel to age, shall we? I’m certainly not opposed. Barrel aging makes everything better. I would barrel age Pepsi if I could. The weird thing about these kind of beers is the flavors and aromas you pick up are only […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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Unique Beer #247 – Goose Island Pere Jacques (2012)

If I had to pick one style of beer to drink for the rest of my life, it would be Belgian style. If I had to pick only one line of beers within that style, it would be Goose Island’s line of Belgian styles. I only recently learned these can be aged, and I’ve found […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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Unique Beer #246 – Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot (2013)

OMG I just want to blither like an idiot on this one! I’m so clever… Seriously tough, this barleywine ale is fantastic. My best description I can come up with off the top of my head is that it’s like a Brau Brothers Rye Wyne ‘light.’ And if you’ve seen my check-ins, you’ll know how […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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