Picture galleries from last fall

This weekend I finally got around to uploading some pictures from our trip last fall to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (no pics), Death Valley, and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. The cave pictures at sequoia national park are from crystal cave.  

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Picture galleries from trips this summer

Since we are going on a small vacation tomorrow I wanted to get a couple picture galleries up before I start filling my drive up with new pictures. These are all from small trips/excursions we took over the summer. Unfortunately no pictures from the canoe on the st. croix river.

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How to make a wonderful cookie dessert in a skillet

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this recipe for making a cookie in a skillet http://www.sophistimom.com/one-pan-skillet-cookie and shared it with a few people because I though it looked cool. My wonderful wife then put “skillet” on our shopping list because she knows I can’t resist cookies, and yesterday we tried out the recipe. It was easy and tasted wonderful 🙂 Below are some pics of the treat.

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks

A few weeks ago we traveled a bit west and visited the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through the pictures and uploading a few (well, actually a lot). I didn’t get around to editing and stitching the panorama photos together yet, or doing anything interesting with the GPS data of our hikes yet. If I get that done I’ll probably update this posting.

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Windows reinstall and Adobe fun

I never got around to posting it, but a few weeks back the hard drive of my PC with Windows on it died … a little bit. Technically a large chunk of the harddrive is simply unaccessable. after poking and pushing I at least got windows to boot up again, but a large part of the software was dead. I bough a new drive and went through the fun process of installing a fresh windows, patching it, and then installing all the software again. I didn’t get around to installing my video and picture software on the new windows until this morning, and it turned out to be lots of […]

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Pictures from the Mediterranean cruise

We shot over 600 photos on our cruise. Anyone who missed it on Facebook: we visited Savona (Italy), Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca (both Spain), Tunis (Tunisia), La Valletta (Malta), Cantania and Rom (both Italy). Anyway, here is a selection of some of the photos. Took me the better of the day to sort out which photos were worth while posting, and then post-processing them.

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Adobe Lightroom 3

I always shoot in RAW + JPEG. For normal point-and-shoot vacation stuff I’m generally satisfied with the JPEG the camera spits out. But I would never shoot only JPEG. The additional information of RAW shouldn’t be underestimated, and to be honest I often tweak around. It makes a difference if you are working on the original RAW data, or if you are working on the JPEG copy the camera has already processed. Up till now I’ve been post-processing my images with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS3. Since I was planning on post-processing a whole load of pictures I decided to see what software there is out there to streamline the […]

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Wedding & Photography

I haven’t posted anything here in a while. Mostly I’ve been busy preparing a photo-shoot and -documentation of a wedding of friends. As a photographer you will always notice things, when looking at the finished fotos, where you say “hmm, maybe a differnet aperature/iso/flash/exposure setting would have produced an even better result”. but all in all I’m satisfied with the results.

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Cookies …

I made some of my cookies this evening and used the opportunity to take some pictures. The lighting wasn’t perfect, so everything has a slight yellow tint. I decided to leave the pictures that way instead of trying to correct the problem in Photoshop.

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