After over four years, I’ve decided to make the transition from a WordPress.com hosted blog to a WordPress self-hosted blog. There were a lot of reasons for doing so, but in general I just didn’t like all the limitations and lack of control on WordPress.com.
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I was photographing some wrens who had recently moved into one of our backyard bluebird houses, watching mom bring treats for the nestlings. An unhappy, homeless bluebird landed on the house, so I re-positioned my camera and was snapping a few shots, not paying any attention to what was happening at the entrance. I didn’t realize it until later, but as I was shooting angry bird, by chance I also got the wren in the corner of the frame . Cool shot, I think, but I wish I had captured more of the wren. Maybe next time.
On a recent visit to Washington, DC, my family and I stopped in at the United States Botanic Garden. It’s a remarkable place, with plenty of great photo opportunities. But what happens when you get back home and find that some of your shots are not terribly exciting, like this one?
I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad shot; it’s just not very inspiring. But it does look like a good starting point for a little Photoshop distortion filter magic. Here are two examples using the same distortion techniques, just a different crop of the original:
You can see some of the elements of the original in both, but it always amazes me how differently these images come out. Which do you like better?
If you had to pick a name for this girl, what would it be?
On another note, my wife has volunteered to take over the duties of keeping my Facebook Page up to date. I know she’ll do a better job than I, since my updates were few and far between. Please check it our here.
I didn’t realize it when it happened, but as I was looking through my records, I noticed that I had recently made and shipped my 100th custom phone case! That’s one hundred individuals that I had the pleasure of working with, making sure their cases came out just right. Some were pretty straightforward (the images were almost print-ready) while others took a bit of editing and manipulation to get them perfect. Looking back, it’s amazing to see the variety of images that all come out looking like they were made to be on a phone case. Here are just a few of my favorites: