Flowers for my wife

Just ’cause I love her…


Hit the Bricks!

Interesting brick wall art.  I like this very much.


Office Pano


DxO Confirms: New Nik Collection Coming in 2018

Digital Photography Review:

The statement went out over Google Plus (go figure), where the DxO team welcomed the Nik community into the fold with the following announcement (emphasis added):

Dear Nik Collection users,

We at DxO are very pleased to welcome the Nik community! We wish you a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year: may you be inspired to take spectacular photos in 2018!

Like you, we are passionate about photography and image quality. That’s why we view this opportunity with Nik as a commitment to ensure that you — that all of us who enjoy taking photos — are guaranteed to have the very best solutions at our disposal.

You’ll be happy to know that our developers are enthusiastically working on a new version of the Nik Collection to be released in 2018!

For my money, an updated Silver Efex Pro would be worth almost any price they could reasonably ask!


Great American Eclipse 2017: The Whole Shebang

 

The Great American Eclipse of 2017, as seen from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (a.k.a. my version of the eclipse composite).


Great American Eclipse 2017: Totality’s End

 

The end of totality.  The very next frame I shot was a complete blow-out (shot without the solar filter).  This is probably my favorite shot of the entire ~3 hour eclipse.

 

 


Great American Eclipse 2017: “Death Star” Sun

The Sun, imitating the Death Star, at the beginning of the eclipse.


Great American Eclipse 2017: Totality

The start of totality from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.  Breathtaking.


Ears up!


The Moon is nearly full

Waxing Gibbous Moon (97.4% full):

I know this is a pretty plain, uneventful photo, but nonetheless I feel compelled to give a shout-out to the fine folks at PhotoPills.  PhotoPills is one hell of an app—most photographers use it to create stunning astronomical photos, but I’m just getting started with the app, so it’s enough that it let me know when the Moon would appear on the back side of my house where I’m shielded from street lights… Thanks!