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March 24, 2010

Orchid on the windowsill


During a pre-production meeting with a health care client on Monday, medical staffer V showed me one of several orchids in the offices and said "I talk to her every morning and she's thrived here for over five years."

She (the orchid) was on a windowsill with rain water streaking the glass and softening/distorting green trees in the background.

March 22, 2010

Pool - Working the Deep End


Blue skies and mid-70s Friday-Sunday enticed me into the deep end of the pool after a long, cold and wet winter. But, no camera and no scuba gear. I was just cleaning some debris from the main drain.

The pool was trashed by a November nor'easter (cover, cover rails, copings, tile and plaster) and it's being refurbished. Another week and it will be restored to pristine condition and ready for more wet and underwater art.

An 18% gray plaster matching the tiles gets applied this week (covering the white). As soon as the plaster is applied, it is immediately filled with water.

March 21, 2010

ADS Generation III ECWCS Shoot


One of the frames from the ADS Generation III Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System shoot. Most of us wouldn't see these images in prints ads and other uses since they run in publications within the military complex.

ADS Contract Award


We often see the pictures we take published, but don't often get to see quantitative commercial results.

March 20, 2010

Spring Day in historic downtown Norfolk area


I was in Norfolk cobblestone-street historic downtown area yesterday shooting some detail images for a developer client. Passed by this colorful entrance to a law office.

March 7, 2010

Hasselblad Phocus and Sinar P2


This past week I've been working mostly in the studio shooting food; notably images of ice cream cakes for a large grocery chain packaging. That's always a pretty cool project. :-)

To do this differently (more control), we are marrying the large format Sinar P2 camera (the squarish box on the right side of the rolling stand) to the Hasselblad 39 megapixel 39 CFH digital back (on the back of the P2 with the white cable going into it).

The P2 Camera/digital back combination is controlled by Hasselblad's Phocus software running on the Apple MacBook Pro (the Phocus screen is on the large monitor).

It works putting the image files on the digital media card in the Hasselblad back. Now we're counting on Hasselblad Atlanta and the Danish software developers to work out the final kink so the image files go direct to the computer hard drive.

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