Using London to toy with some HDR + artificial tilt-shift techniques…
People who have seen my work before know that I love to experiment with stitching. And HDR. And split-toning. So why not all three at once? For this image, I used a Canon 16-35mm lens. The final image is actually a stitch of 6 images taken while swinging the camera in a rainbow arc to create the severe distortion (pausing for each exposure, of course). Trinity Church stands in stark contrast to its much taller lower Manhattan neighbors. Its also surprisingly peaceful, despite its proximity to Wall Street; just entering the courtyard felt insulating. I worked a few blocks away in the late ’90s, but never set foot inside until this year.
I don’t think I’d seem Lem since college. And I have only seen Sam once in the last 15 years. But this weekend the three of us got together in frigid Minneapolis. A gathering of the fellas to talk about…anything and everything. Both Lem and Sam were grad students whom I met as a freshman at Northwestern. They were great role models then and are even better ones now. Seeing Lem’s family (his wife was actually my freshman Chemistry TA) was especially fun, and you can see from the pics that none of his 3 kids is especially camera shy.
We had the chance to see Raul Midòn perform at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Theater recently. He is incredible. Take a look at this video to see how fantastic a performer he is. I also had never attended the SF Jazz concert series. Joshua Redman at Grace Cathedral (!!!), Bobby McFerrin (who amazed me in concert when I was 11 and I would have loved to see again), Maceo Parker, Booker T…you get it…the lineup is ridiculous. Damn! Just saw that the Bela Fleck show is sold out! Anybody got extras??