Morning pastels

Morning in Houston

Sometimes it’s worth getting up early to catch a glimpse of what a Houston fall morning can deliver. There was a full week of this view on my ride to work heading east along Woodway Drive; warm tones in the distance, the building ahead reflecting the early cool tones of a few minutes before the sunrise.

Breathtaking.

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Canyon Lake / Austin / Washington DC

21 photos from Canyon Lake, Texas

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Canyon Lake is where we and a bunch of friends spent Memorial Weekend. Weather didn’t permit tubing on an icy cold river which was at a low level, so we simply ate BBQ, drank beer, talked nonsense, and laughed a lot. Coulda been worse. Bonus: random photo of a rainbow over Houston from my office window (not from Canyon Lake).

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19 photos from Austin, Texas

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A few photos from two Austin trips this year; one for a friend’s birthday weekend, and a second to see a man about a bike.

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16 photos and a video from Washington DC

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Accompanying Kelly on a work trip to Dc, we spent the weekend exploring Georgetown and the monuments. As much as I’m unfamiliar with ins and outs of US diplomacy and military achievements, I must say their monuments are impressive.

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Chicago

Chicago

Went visited Chicago for a long weekend. It rained for the first morning, and then we got sunburned the rest of the visit.

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Dark Side of the JPG

Since switching to Lightroom for photo editing and Sketch App for design work, and discovering Preview’s built in image resizer (Tools > Adjust Size…) I’m finding I can go days without opening Photoshop. This morning, I found something super-cool in Preview that makes me want to use it as my go-to quick image adjustment tool:

Dark Side of the JPG

The Dark Side of the Moon tool! Hit Edit on an image, and a bunch of tools make themselves available. hit the DSofM tool and you et your RGB adjustments.

Preview, you sassy minx…

Australia, March 2014

Melbourne laneway

Wading through the backlog

Resting up from my knee surgery I’ve had some time to go through a sizeable backlog of travel photographs patiently waiting inside Lightroom.

Today marks my first blog post in three months, and it contains a link to 100 images taken on our March trip back to Australia. The first half or so shot in Adelaide during the week of Craig And Lisa’s wedding. The second half shot in and around Melbourne’s CBD (downtown for y’all Americans).

These images were first edited not long after our return, and I’ve noticed in my B+Ws three months later I’m enjoying a more contrasty treatment. You’ll probably notice the change from the first pics of Kelly and I at the airport (with me especially looking forward to the 24+ hours of travel ahead), to the lane way images toward the end of the set.

Fuji X100s

It’s worth re-mentioning this photoset (and all photos I’ve shot since March) have been with the Fuji X100s. It was a semi-rash decision to side-grade from my usual Canon 5D and 50mm f1.2 or 24–105mm f4 lens, but it has been a pretty fun experience, if only for the fixed 35mm focal length, which is simultaneously creatively restricting and freeing.

Without further ado…

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