Monday, August 31, 2009

Flickr 4 Year Anniversary

I joined flickr 4 years ago today. All I can say is what a 4 years it has been. Flickr's been awesome. Thank you!

500,000 stream views, almost 3* million photo/video views (~4* million combined), hooked up with Getty Images.

Here's to the future.

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Flickstr #304

Monday, August 03, 2009

DC Sunset

DC Sunset
Originally uploaded by Nikographer [Jon]
Tonight August 3rd 2009. Sunset was at 8:17pm today - summer's latest sunsets are behind us. The days are getting shorter, sunset is later too now after 6am.

I went out tonight to shoot with my Fuji S5 and a few shorter lenses, and a tripod. This one was shot handheld since the park police frown on tripod use on the momument themselves, the stone parts...

This photo has been fully tweaked in case you are wondering weather it is right from the camera or not. It's not. 1 RAW/RAF file processed through jpgs at different exposures and then Photomatix, and then again in Photoshop adjusting levels and contrast. I usually accomplish that with layer copies and masks and adjusting blending mode.

DC Sunset

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Things I didn't know about dSLR photography

#1) I really didn't know just how easy it was to get dust and junk on the sensor of a camera.

Using puffers, and cleaning material, it all seems like a failed attempt.

Dust has a way of winning. So be extra careful, I wish I had been more careful when I got started w/ dSLR photography.