Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Adobe CS5 Revisited

I took this photo on a rainy day in San Francisco of Lombard St. last weekend. I took the liberty to take full advantage of the Photoshop CS5 beta to clean it up and remove the majority of the distracting bits (power lines, signs, a few people, etc.). It took a little while and I had to combine different approaches, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Before:

After:

Adobe CS5

I can’t wait for the announcement on Monday. I can legally say now that I was/am a CS5 Photoshop beta tester. I joined late in the program and didn’t have nearly as much time as I would have liked to dedicate to testing, but I’ve been very impressed with the new features.

Here’s a quick example of some possibilities of what you can do. It’s nothing too elaborate, but should be impressive if you know what to look for. 🙂

Click on the image for a closer look of the before/during/after. Enjoy!

Photos & Journal Updated

I think I finally have all the photos over the past month’s events resized, color corrected, and uploaded. Now I’m going to cheat and back-date some new journal posts about them. 🙂

Nine Inch Nails Concert

Went to my first NIN concert. I tried to buy tickets as soon as they went on sale. But when I added them to my shopping cart, the price had tripled! Thankfully, my mom was able to get some free tickets 😀

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The concert totally rocked. Best concert ever. Seriously. Trent is one geek that I would love to meet. He doesn’t just play his music for the audience – he puts on a complete show. We were in such awe at the combination of technology and lighting effects that he had used… It was amazing. The band was interacting with the background/foreground lighting effects and screens. At one point they even made it look like it was raining on stage!

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Check out the rest of the photos on Flickr. They’re not entirely clear or detailed because they were taken with my phone They’ll give you an idea of some of the lighting effects even if they they don’t do them justice.

It’s Alive!!!

I downloaded and installed the latest Gallery script this evening. I had been putting it off for far too many months because I had thought I lost all of my data during “the Great Data Loss of 2005” when my old web host had suffered from a failed drive in my server… and I won’t get into the details again.

To make a long story short – I lost my old Gallery database, and I thought that as a result I had lost all of the comments, folders, albums, organization – all the hours that I put in to upload, sort, and categorize my photos.

Apparently not because – holy crap! It works!

Gallery – it rocks! I went through the setup and realized that there was a Gallery1 import module. I figured it was worth a try… And it SO was.

The gallery is back ONLINE! Enjoy!!!