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Photography

Smoke

This is an older pic, but I recently found it and decided to post.

The project was to shoot smoke. Incense seemed like the easiest source. I used a black backdrop to reduce clutter and hit the smoke from the side with a stobe.

After about 100 images, this was my favorite :

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Aviation Photography Tips and Tricks

HDR

High Dynamic Range photography is something I am just starting to play with. You take 3 images and use a computer to blend them together. Each image is about 1 F-stop apart which makes one under exposed, one correct exposure, and the last over exposed.

The beauty of this, is that you can use the dark areas from the over exposed and the highlights from the under exposed to really create a dramatic enhancement of the main image.

This is my first real try :

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BF3 Computer Games Preperation upgrades

Computer Upgrades

In preperation for BF3 I have been slowly adding parts to my gaming machine. The latest additions included 4 gigs of RAM and a new processor.

  • MB = ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
  • CPU = AMD PHENOM II X6 1100T 3.3GHz w/ 9MB cache
  • RAM = Corsair XMS3 4 X 2 Gig = 8 gig total
  • GPU = Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
  • HD = 2x500GB drive in a RAID 0
  • PSU = Corsair HX 650 modular
  • Case = NZXT Phantom Full Tower

In the near future I hope to get an aftermarket cooler for the CPU to overclock, and a new video card. I’m looking at a GTX 570 or an HD 6950.