Thursday, January 15, 2009

January in Northern Illinois

I shot this image of our outdoor thermometer at about 5:30 this morning. Good thing there was no wind, otherwise it would have been almost too cold.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Faux Tilt-Shift

This is a neat effect I came across (the first time I saw it was when my wife was watching CSI) wherein an element and it's surroundings are tweaked to mimic miniature/model photography.
These are the first couple, and I plan on exploring this further. Pretty cool stuff, especially for somebody like me who was very interested in tabletop animation as a kid.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Some Winter Paintings

These are a few of my favorite (winter) paintings. I don't know why I prefer the fall & winter landscapes over those of spring & summer, but there's something about the "skeleton" of the land that I find quite appealing.

Sign O' The Times

I had to share this awesome piece created at