Category Archives: Photography

Happy New Year — Some Year End Website Stats

Happy near year! Thanks to all my followers for continuing to support this site. While my written posts definitely declined in 2013 — in part due to a more intense schedule — I began providing Adobe Lightroom Preset downloads which … Continue reading

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ShootTokyo Photography

A friend recently sent me a link to ShootTokyo, a nicely done photography blog from a Boston ex-pat now living in Japan. He captures people very well, something I strive to focus on more often when I shoot, and I … Continue reading

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Long Exposure Rocket Launch

Via Popular Science, yesterday’s Soyuz launch in Kazakhstan:

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Impressive Earth Photos

Wired has a post with a very impressive set of photos from space. The patterns are amazing, and worth a quick look. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Updated Lightroom 5 Presets

I just updated my Lightroom 5 Presets download file to include the four new presets I’ve added over the past month. For anyone interested in supporting this site, the download is $2.50 and includes the 12 presets I’ve posted to … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset: Iceberg

Here’s my twelfth Lightroom 5 Preset, Iceberg. I created this one when editing shots from Jökulsárlón in Iceland. It looks great on cold icy landscapes, with a low clarity setting making bright objects glow a bit. Here are some examples: Here’s … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset: Wild West

Here’s my eleventh free Lightroom 5 preset, Wild West. I’d put it in the vintage photo category — it adds subtle sephia overtones and dulls the saturation. It seems to work best when there’s a subject in the foreground. It’s … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset: Black & Blue

Here’s my tenth free Lightroom 5 preset, Black & Blue. I stumbled into it by accident when playing around with some shots from Iceland. It’s essentially a grainy black and white filter that keeps and enhances blues.  To me, it … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset: Etched

Here’s my ninth free Lightroom 5 Preset: Etched. It’s a bold black and white filter with strong contrast and high clarity. This one’s fairly self-explanatory: Here’s the download: Lightroom 5 Preset: Etched To install it in Lightroom, simply right click any … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset Examples from Tutsplus

Tutsplus.com has a very useful post showcasing examples of 100 free Lightroom Presets. It’s a great resource to find some new ones, and the author, Andrew Childress, included a few of my free presets posted on this site (and did … Continue reading

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