Author: thedude

Xenophon 2019 Gala

Photobooth made an appearance once again. This year’s shots make me very happy. Here are a few of my favorites. Read More

Interesting Comment

I just noticed a very interesting comment to a post I made almost fourteen years ago. Look at the comment from “Lemou” on this page. Read More

Another Cover Shot

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I made the Cover!

I was asked to provide a graphic for the cover of the GeneStudio S5 owner’s manual. Read More

Akoya Biosystems Codex™

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Wedding Bands

After doing a simple rendering of a shiny piece of metal for a friend, I was inspired to try my hand at rendering some jewelry. For my first test, I decided to see what kind of results I could get modeling and rendering our wedding bands, designed by her school chum, the brilliant Scott Knutson. Read More

Grunge

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Sorry V-Ray, it’s me and Corona Render from now on…

We had a good run, but you cannot compete with the ease-of-use, speed, stability and eye-popping output I’m getting from Corona Render. Read More

Munich

Tha last stop on our trip, and it was a good one. Our ultra-hip room at the Louis Hotel was perfectly situated right above the long-standing Viktualienmarkt, and just a short walk to a bustling Christmas market. Read More

Nuremberg

The rain and cold made it a bit difficult to appreciate this city, parts of which have been rebuilt to pre-war conditions from the ruins of devastating carpet bombing that had destroyed 95% of the city by January, 1945. We visited the old castle in the rain and warmed our bones over an excellent lunch, Read More

Regensberg

(Everything you see in today’s featured image is made of chocolate.) Our busiest day was followed by a much-needed slow day. Kelly spent the morning trying to compensate for lost sleep pretty much every jetlagged day so far. In the afternoon, we visited one of the most charming Christmas markets so far at the Thurn Read More

Passau

We crossed the border between Austria and Germany and docked at one of our favorite towns along the Danube, picturesque Passau, which sits at the confluence of three rivers, the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube. This location is plagued by frequent major floods, the largest ever occurring in 2013, where flood levels reached over Read More

Linz

The cruise to Linz took place in the afternoon of our Dürstein day. Cruising days are fun and relaxing. Sightseeing through the Wachau Valley – even in winter – is one of my favorite ways to spend a day. While cruising, we decided to go to the top deck, but we didn’t last long in Read More

Dürnstein

This was our second visit to the postcard-perfect Dürnstein. On our last trip, there was no time to climb up the hill to the castle ruins, but this time we decided to give it a try. It was steep and a bit treacherous on the snowy steps, but at each corner, the ever-improving view demanded Read More

Vienna

Day one – a suite surprise Our 2018 trip to Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany began with a very long, but relatively comfortable flight on Turkish Airlines, where we enjoyed multiple courses of pretty darn good airline food and lay-flat seats. (More on this later.) But the story of our trip really begins with a Read More

Cawley Christmas Card

I have wanted to post this one for a while, but had to wait until after Christmas. I’m pretty pleased with this joyful shot. It looks great on the card. Read More

Ion Chef

I took a little time this weekend to clean up a model I’ve had floating around for a couple years. Cinema4D’s ability to import SolidWorks files along with Corona Render made it easy to create this version of the instrument. Read More

Happy Turkey Day!

We enjoyed a splendid day with crystal clear air at The Burt’s with our best pals. Read More

Smokin’

We had a little time to kill before our first Holiday party of the season, so we visited one of the most interesting Golden Gate Bridge vantage points. Shots from this location are always beautiful. This one is unique because of the intense smoke. It’s bad. Much worse than it appears in this shot. The Read More

San Francisco from Smoakland

The fires have caused our air to fall into the very unhealthy category. I can attest to that fact. Read More

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