The Light

Last week I found myself at a pastors’ retreat on Long Beach Island 1. I was excited because it was the first time in years that I’d be in a location which didn’t suffer from insane light pollution. I resolved to take some time at night, no matter the temperature, and head to beach for…

On the Beach

Earlier this week I attended a clergy retreat in Harvey Cedars, NJ. It was a blessed time, filled with time for contemplation instead of programming. I spent a good portion of our time in silence walking the wintering streets of the Summer resort with my camera. Few cars were out, fewer houses were occupied. My only earthly companions were the wind and the sky above me.

Getting Fishy

This past Christmas I received a fisheye lens from my daughter as a present. It was a thoughtful gift, and I’m going to get some wonderful use out of it. I even got some lovely shots of the Delaware River.

Blending Trick

I’ve been watching some tutorial videos on the excellent Affinity Apps the past couple of weeks, and discovered a trick in Affinity Photo I’d never before seen – Blend Ranges. After seeing this tool in action in several tutorial videos I couldn’t believe I’d never heard of it before. It’s makes compositing a ton of…