Tangerine two

I had a chance to photograph a new dynamic duo, Violinist Rick Kaname Shinozaki and Pianist Anne Rainwater. I really enjoyed taking their portraits. Expect to hear more from them in the near future!

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Pretty mold

Who knew that mold could be so pretty? That was my thought when I saw how my swan neck gourd dried. The pattern is a speckled brindle color. I don’t know yet what I will make of it but for right now I just had to photograph it! It’s been a bit of work to get it to this point. I had to fight and win against powdery mildew attacking my plants. Then I had to figure out the best time to cut and wait for them to dry.

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I think it was worth the wait :)

 

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Link to a page in a multi-page PDF

Do you have a muliti-page PDF that you would like to post on your website and keep that way but also want to link to a specific page number in the PDF? The quickest and easiest way is to just append the page number to the end of your web address like this: #page=<pagenum> When you click on the link below you will automatically go to page 29 of this document.

EX: http://www.losmedanos.edu/PDFs/crisisinterventionmanual.pdf#page=29

See more parameters at the Adobe website

If you want me to share more tips like this let me know if the comment section below!

 

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Frosting a building in photoshop

I was asked to make a little holiday card for work where one of the buildings would be frosted. We don’t get frost like this so that’s why it’s a little funny. Many asked me how I did it. I used several photoshop tricks in combination with fine tuning some of those tricks for this particular image. Below is the original I started with followed by the final image.

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Meet Baby Benjaman

I got the chance to photograph a cute little 2 month old baby boy this last weekend. Here are a few that I liked from the collection.

View the rest of the gallery here

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Cute little 2014 calendar

Here is a cute little calendar I had made into a magnet from vista print. It turned out pretty well. Feel free to download the illustrator file to make your own calendar.

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Beached rose study

While walking the beach I happened upon a wilted rose standing strong in the sand.

The waves were crashing around it and yet it did not break.

I don’t know how it got there and I don’t know how its story ended but I will share with you a few photos of the moments I photographed it :)

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