Arts and Crafts

Here is a photo I took at the Gamble house in LA, the pinnacle of Arts and Crafts architecture. The inside of the house was dark and one could only walk around with a tour, so I didn’t come away with any interesting pictures. On the grounds however, free to roam, I took this picture of some of patio fashioned out of clinker bricks.DSC08899

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Nautical Kebs

While not my endgame board, I’ve gotten a set of GMK Nautilus key caps from the recent MassDrop run. The keyboard normally is at work but here I’ve framed it with my brass sextant and The Admeralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry, as fitting visual and thematic inspiration for the key caps.

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Sea to Sky

Traveling up British Columbia’s route 99 is known as the Sea to Sky highway as it takes you from the water’s edge to high up in the mountains. When going to Whistler we drove up in a snow storm so we didn’t get to sett any of the beauty. On the way back the skies were a little clearer.

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Comic Con haul

This weekend was Emerald City Comic Con and though I was a little late to get tickets I didn’t miss it entirely and managed to go for a few hours on Sunday. The main floor was a little to crowed for me so spent almost all my time there perusing the Artist Alley. I found some cool prints and fun stickers.

Improving My Dynamic Range

Reflecting on the year: This year is drawing to a close and as part of a retrospective look on the year I am finishing and publishing several blog posts that at one point I started and never completed.

While in Philadelphia I sent some time playing around with High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. For me to create images containing a larger dynamic range than my camera is able to capture I took several exposures with different EV values, to capture highlights, mid-tones, and shadows in detail and then composited the images together to create on image with a larger dynamic range than I would normally be able to capture.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art at night with HDR

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Left is the HDR composited image and on the right is a single exposure