Month: September 2008

Office Landscapes – Part 1

This topic of cubicles vs. open floor plans has been debated to death, so I won’t bore you with my thoughts on the subject. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Read More

Holey Christ

Here’s a sneek peek inside Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light. Although the 190 million dollar addition to the Lake Merrit skyline will not be open to the public until 2:00 PM this afternoon, I was able to sneak in yesterday and shoot a quick panorama. After scratching my head about the outside of the Read More

High Wire Artist

We don’t see many squirrels in our concrete jungle, so we were pleasantly surprised to spot this little fellow out our second floor window. Read More

Running Vista and Loving It

Like many of you, I have been putting off upgrading to Vista for years due to its less-than-stellar reputation. Well, my ancient Windows XP install was seriously busted, so I finally took the plunge, and guess what. I love it. I was able to get everything I absolutely need up and running in about three Read More

But, I’m the MAN!

I thought I’d share the thoughtful birthday card I received from my ever-lovin’ wife this year. I think it’s hilarious. Kelly always finds the best cards. Her secret? The card racks at the car wash. Who knew? Read More

Pano of the Day, 2000

Shot on the roof on May 7, 2000. Boy, a lot has changed since then. Rendered with AutoPano Pro – this pano never looked so good. Read More

Magic Camera + ImageMagick

We’ve been spending a lot of time with our neighbors Jack Tres and Olive lately. That’s a good thing. I shot this picture at Flora on Thursday night. The light was provided by a single candle on the table in front of Tres. I used my old manual-focus f1.4 Nikkor wide open, at 1/15th of Read More

A New Feature on thedude.com

Embedded streaming video! Get the Flash Player to see this movie.   I found an inexpensive MOV to FLV converter which produces pretty decent results. The files are much smaller that the source Quicktime files, and still have much of the quality – even at large sizes. This means I can now stream video like Read More

We Had This Idea for a Shot

Olive said she wanted a shot of her jumping in the air, and I had in mind what I thought was a cool way to frame the shot. Olive braved frigid temperatures at sunset tonight, but the wind and the light conspired against us. And though none of the pictures turned out exactly as I Read More

My Fun, Photogenic Friends and Neighbors

Need I say more? Read More