Friday, October 21, 2011

Triumphant return.

It's been almost exactly a year since my last post. Not that anyone really reads my blog, but maybe that's because I never post anything. (pondering..)
Anyway, it's high time to do something with this page, and until my D5100 arrives, pretty photos won't be high priority. Shenanigans, on the other hand shall. Also, I think it's time for a facelift...

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Beer, New label.

The newest of my beers is almost ready to bottle, it's good. Really good. Good enough that just so I don't have to share, I'm going to brew another ten gallons as Christmas gifts. It's dark and complex. The longer it's on your palate the more layers it has. Its like swimming through the mind of a psychopath, the deeper you go the darker it gets. Yet you can't turn back because the intrigue is so strong.
Being the epic nerd that I am, I decided to dedicate this beer and it's lable to one of my all time favorite comics, Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. If you haven't read it and you're a fan of the Dark Knight, I highly recommend it.

And with that I leave you with the finished image, enjoy.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cheapest photoshop tricke of all time?

So I've spent my evening picking through misc. tutorials and I came across this technique in one of them, and it's possibly one of the cheapest most simple ways I've ever encountered to give your stock images that "I have a way better camera than you" look. So here's how it works, load up your image in Photoshop, then duplicate the background layer. Desaturate this layer then set the blending mode to Overlay. Boom, your stock just doubled in value. Really all it's doing is adding an extra level of contrast to your image, but its a fast, efficient way to bump up the quality of your image. Hope it helps :) The image shows the original on the left, and the new image on the right.
Edit: Ok so apparently everyone on the face of the planet knew this but me. That is all.

Photoshop practice and such..

Product of a little PS tutorial I took. Didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped however since the tutorial was about brush creation, I didn't bother putting too much extra time into the composition. Nonetheless, feel free to rip it off as a desktop or what not.

Edit: HA! RGB is your friend.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday slowness.

Happy holidays to everyone that doesn't read my blog!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.

All lip sinking neatness aside, seriously what do these nerds do that they get a sexy office like that??

Light Piano.

Light-Paint Piano Player from Ryan Cashman on Vimeo.

Just going through my old saved links finding things to share, since my blog has been rather dull lately.

Fat City Reprise - Long Gone from Cesar Kuriyama on Vimeo.

Music video created from 45,000 Nikon D200 stills. It's just.. well just watch it. It's beautiful.


Fixed the header! Even though I'm probably the only one that even saw it.

*Edit* Damn. Still one pixel too long. Oh well, that will give me something to do the next time I can't sleep.

Lack of content? Surplus of snow.

So my 'post a new photo every day' plot has been foiled by weather. I currently have six inches of snow on my doorstep. Joy. I could take a photo of that, but that would just remind me of how bloody cold it is out.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


That is all.


Blah. I set out today with the intent of finding any and all graffiti in this city today, and I'm telling you, it just doesn't exist. Not on the trains, not on the walls, it's like the Stepford wives have joined the anti graffiti crew. I went out for three hours today and this is all I shot. Have you ever wondered what "one of those days" actually meant? Well today basically defined it for me. The world looked bland through my lens today and my hands were shaken to boot. I can't tell if I had too much or too little coffee, but i couldn't focus my camera to save my life. In trying to stay true to form and post every day I shot and filtered this fantastically poor image below to portray what the rest of my evening will consist of...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Live From Sundance

This is old news but seeing as how I'm in this video I think it's still within my right to spew it all over my blog and force it on you good people. Be sure to visit the G.R.L Utah page as well. And I might add that we stood around in below freezing temps for three hours to shoot this vid, so you'd better enjoy it. Or else.

G.R.L. Reporting Live From Sundance from fi5e on Vimeo.

An extreme closeup of tinsel wrapped around a telephone pole with a christmas light. Fun piece to shoot, I looked like a hobo hugging a pole.
I'm usually not a fan of shooting automobiles but I really liked the range in this one.

Oh rednecks provide some of the most dynamic stills. I'm pretty sure if I had stayed around to shoot a second frame of this I would have seen at least one beer can projectile and probably a shotgun or two. (note the crushed beer can in the background. Classy.)

People are strange from Denis Fongue on Vimeo.

I came across this video while surfing ABDUZEEDO . I have to tip my hat to this guy, this illustration is beautiful so check out the vid.

This was the "best" of a perspective set I did. And by "best" I mean the only one that wasn't too dark to publish :(

This shot reminds me heavily of all of those texture stock images you see, but meh I like it. I stumbled across this just as a friendly dog walked up and knocked the camera out of my hand as he proceeded to lick me thoroughly.
Another angle of the barbed wire. It had a nice skyline behind it, but i failed to notice the crane in the way, so it ended up getting cropped down to what you see.

I feel like I should insert some sort of political joke here,but I've got nothin'

Simple is as simple does.

I love animals, and love to shoot animals more than possibly anything else. This friendly pup walked up to say hello while I was crouched over a piece of broken asphalt playing with my aperture.

A primitive yet effective way of keeping our youth out of the sewers.

A wall of fossils at a local natural history field house.