Remembering my friend….

10 years ago, I took this image along the banks of the Klickitat River in Washington along the Columbia River Gorge. If you are familiar with that region of the Pacific Northwest, you know it to be one of the most magical places on this Earth. I know it as one of the few places … Read more

Firefox 3.5 support for color profiles has issues

I upgraded last last week to Firefox 3.5, and soon after noticed images all displayed quite a bit darker (rough example to the right) with blocked up shadows, and odd color aberrations. Well, come to find out the new version supports embedded color profiles in uploaded images. This sounds all fine and dandy, but why … Read more

Estes Park & The Stanley Hotel

So we’ve spent almost the last week hangin’ with the fam here in Estes Park Colorado, and I have to say it’s probably one of the best places I have had the pleasure of vacationing. Nestled in the Rockies, right on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s scenic, laid back and a … Read more

Excellent use of the Flickr photstream grid by norby.

A few days ago I was wandering through Flickr and I ran across the image on the right, where norby used the grid layout to form complete images within the photostream. This is great. Not only are the photographs quite nice, but when added up into a grid utilizing the functionality of the site to … Read more

Midnight Madness: Hey look, I won a Football!

The last few days have been great, crazy fun and incredibly inspiring and informing. I have seen amazing imagery, spoken with amazing photographers and gotten to sponge off of decades of experience of all the instructors in the conference. Folks like Scott Kelby, Rod Harlan, Moose Peterson, Joe McNally, and Corey Barker just to name … Read more

A full day of Photoshop: Photoshop World Day 1

I eat this stuff up, I really do. Going to conferences is always a great way to get back in touch with creativity; both technically and artistically. So far I have sat in on classes about creative composites, Illustrator Down & Dirty Tricks, Exploring 3D in Photoshop, and Exploring HDR. Good stuff, coming from a … Read more

Photoshop World: Pre-con goodness

Not really much to report other than my excitement about being in Boston, directly across from MIT, in the area of Fenway Park, and at Photoshop World for the first time. I checked in about 5, and went upstairs to the convention center and first thing I ran into a former colleague Laurie Excell from … Read more

Wild Beauty defines the artistic image of the Columbia River Gorge

Wild Beauty

I recently received my copy of Wild Beauty which is a book that has an accompanying show at the Portland Art Museum. I came to know this wonderful book because of my friend Terry Toedtemeier, who unfortunately recently passed. Terry was an amazing person, photographer and historian – without whom this book would not be … Read more

Farewell to a friend

Terry Toedtemeier died yesterday while giving a reading from Wild Beauty in Hood River Oregon. Terry was my thesis adviser and professor in college as I struggled to figure just what in the hell I was supposed to be doing to prove my worth as a photographer and earn my degree, but he was more … Read more

Welcome to Vermont & Happy Anniversary

Here we are stopped on the side of the road just after scrambling up a slippery rocky hillside to get some shots of a waterfall in the rain. We are just near Mt. Washington, not that you would be able to see through all the rain and the clouds – but Vermont and New Hampshire … Read more

Amazing project from the University of Washington & Microsoft

Let's face it, Flickr has brought photography to the front lines again with its friendly and accessible interface providing a visual platform for more than 1 million users and some 30 million photographs*. Even with the UI's celebrity for being one of the easiest to use on the web, it's a daunting task to be … Read more

Perubique.com: The new design is finished!

At long last I have finally finished the design and Flash work for my new portfolio/freelance site – Perubique.com. I started working on it about 2 months ago (june 8th or so actually) now, so it has been a long time coming. So now I sit here, enjoying my IBC Black Cherry soda, basking in … Read more

Spending the week at Summerfest

I am just about up with my week at Summerfest and getting ready to come on on this Tuesday and I have to say this is the coolest music festival I have ever had the pleasure of attending. So far over 200 bands have played on the various stages in the festival park, and a … Read more

The Library of Congress goes social with Flickr

In an inspired move by our friends at the Federal Government, in particular the Library of Congress, has created The Commons on Flickr, billing it as "Your opportunity to contribute to describing the world’s public photo collections." The Library of Congress section of the commons has about 3,100 images in it now and is being … Read more

Everyone loves a parade, and fireworks!

Tonight in honor of Zippo being in business for 75 years, there was a parade and fireworks show right through downtown Bradford. Both shows were very well down (and I’m biased), but just ask Donovan, he had a great time and I think Brent made a new friend tonight – I know Peggy did with … Read more

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