Awesome Photoshop Tip

I have always found using the magic wand to create a selection a bit, well… troubled. Some people call it the “tragic wand.” In some circumstances it works well. In others, not so.

Here’s the best way to grab a selection, especially when you are trying to grab graphic elements that have transparency around the edges or in the line … Continue reading

Another Geek Moment

GeekMy apologies. I can never set up this code correctly to properly link the audio and the slideshow. The code below does just that and is included here on my “memory in the sky” for my future reference.

Below is the code when embedding a SlideShowPro (Slide Show Pro, SSP) slideshow into a post. This code accomplishes:

  • Audio is off
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San Francisco Bay Entrance As Seen from Fort Rathbone

Yesterday I went out to shoot some more pole panoramas using a different lens (my favorite panorama lens, Canon’s EF 8-15mm fisheye) which requires a completely different mounting system (read: different hardware than what I used day before yesterday and the different settings that accompany that lens and mount).

For my future reference:

Nodal Ninja R1 Lens Setting
Settings I Used for the R1 and
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New 360º Panoramas of Horseshoe Cove

These are my first two experiments with a different way of making 360º panos with the camera lens way up high on a tall pole.

With the wind (extreme wind yesterday when I shot these), this becomes a huge challenge! Precision is the name of the game with panos, and a wobbly tall pole makes shooting anything but precise. … Continue reading

Who Knew Knotting a Tie Could Be So Interesting…

Apparently Alex Krasny has a thing for tying tie knots. I’ve been victimized by the same old tie knot my entire life. But now, he has introduced me to a world of tie knot fun!

So, for my future reference (the next time I need to tie a tie and want to live closer to the edge of tie knot … Continue reading

Yay! Finally!!

Smiley faceAfter hours have been spent over numerous attempts to get the plugin slickr flickr to work properly, I finally nailed it!

Lest I forget, here is the required code (the entirety of which must be enclosed in square brackets which is not done here or the plugin would try to execute the code which is missing my api_key and full … Continue reading

That Pesky .htaccess File Problem

GearsMy apologies for my blog being down for 4 days!

I was playing around with a new plugin or two and they somehow corrupted my .htaccess file. Figuring out how to fix it was much more difficult than usual. Since this has happened 3 times over the past year, here is a reminder to myself from Jeff B. (Thanks, … Continue reading