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Nick’s Cove

Kelly and I stopped here for oysters on the way to Point Arena. The food and the view were both excellent.

We also saw this happy furball in need of a trim.

Peek-a-boo. I see you! Barely.

Some graffiti is better

Spotted at the corner of 17th and Broadway today. Look at the artist’s gallery for a better view of this awesome art.

Ion Torrent S5 Dx

A slightly different color scheme and branding for our favorite 3D model.

Rendered with V-Ray. Camera imperfections added with PhotoShop and a V-Ray Depth Map.

Jack

I am so happy to have Jack as a friend and neighbor. And not just because he was kind enough to sit for me today. It’s also because he possesses many things I covet, none less than his cool and inspiring workspace filled with tools and toys. I feel my creativity jump whenever I set foot in here. If this playspace were mine, I might never leave it.

After looking at this awesome image, I definitely want to shoot everyone with the Brenizer Method. You know that I have always been inspired by medium and large format photography. This method enables me to fake it convincingly, and maybe even kick it up a notch. Best of all – it’s pretty easy. After I got things set up, (a single LED light to the left to put a twinkle in Jack’s eye) we were done shooting in less than ten minutes. Might have been five minutes. I don’t think I was at Jack’s place for much more than 30 minutes total. All it takes is a decent fast lens, PhotoShop and a willing subject to pull this off. Who’s next?

Forty-six images were combined with AutoPano Pro to produce a breathtaking 22,000 pixel-wide masterpiece. What you’re seeing here only hints at the level of detail. (Jack, you missed a button!)

(What, no 4K or 5K monitor? What are you waiting for??? Do it! Now!!)

Here’s a treatment inspired by images I love at shorpy.com.

Women’s March, Oakland

Oakland’s contribution to world-wide protests against the Trumpocalypse was as colorful as you would expect. The peaceful event lifted my spirits and those of the estimated 85,000+ who participated. Way to go women (and men) of Oakland!

The rest of the day’s shots are here.

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