I decided not to these in a more casual setting than my more formal headshots. These were taken handheld with my Fuji X100 and a Nikon SB 800 flash.
I wanted a bit of variety, so I shot them in different locations around he office.
My mind is still reeling from this weekend’s viewing of the Kubrick classic accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony. The orchestra was flanked by two choirs. Their performance of Lux Aeterna was positively spine-tingling. I believe I shed a tear or two.
In case you forgot, filming for this ground-breaking film was begun in 1965, and made entirely without CGI. Amazing.
Well, we gave up on the Lombard Street idea. I thought it was an impossible shot, and it turned out I was right about that. So, we opted for another iconic Bay Area view.
What I like most is that this piece will be printed 6 x 4 FEET in size, and hung around Thermofisher offices world-wide.
Click here if you’d like to see the full-resolution shot.
Here’s an interesting view of one of the six rows of gear I maintain in the datacenter. Looks kinda cool, eh?
You might wonder how I created an image like this, given that the rows of servers have less than three feet between them. This means I have to make the shot from about two feet from the front of the servers. Not a lot of room. Well, with my camera on a wheeled tripod, I shot this one rack at a time using a fisheye lens. A single-click the Lens Correction tool in Lightroom eliminated the distortion. I then combined the eight corrected images in PhotoShop. I didn’t spend a lot of time aligning things because, well, this is good enough. The resulting image has high enough resolution that it’s easy to read the small labels on all of the servers.
This is not the first time I created this sort of image. When I did this at my previous company, I created a clickable image map. Clicking on a machine might take you to the logbook entries for that server on my wiki, or to an ssh session on that machine, or to a web page being served by it, etc. If I get motivated to do that, I’ll share the results. Maybe.
I love it when this happens.
While walking on the course today, I asked Tom’s sons John and Michael to pose for a quick shot. And I do mean quick. This shot was done in maybe five seconds.
I knew instantly that I wanted to give it a retro treatment like this. It’s no surprise that my handsome subjects were perfect, but I didn’t see the golf clubs or the ball on the ground, which totally add to the shot. Nice!
Shot with my Nexus 5X, which, as you can see, makes a pretty decent camera.