Pirate’s Alley — oil technique

Pirate's alley ground perspective oil painting for web

I'm playing with various techniques within Photoshop. This is a relatively easy one -- I took this shot July 20, pretty early in the morning. When I loaded it into the computer, I HDR'd it with Photomatix Pro 5, then popped it into Photoshop and … [Read more]


Innovation. One of the things that all the hoopla surrounding Amazon vs. Hachette is obfuscating is that the internet isn't just changing publishing--it's changing every type of commerce. I'm not all that interested in the controversy surrounding … [Read more]

Sometimes, you’re the bug.*

I thought I'd tell you a... fairytale. Something completely made up. Totally not related to anyone who may or may not be a member of this blog. Okay? Fiction. Totally. Once upon a time, there was this woman named...er... Tonya. Tonya was married … [Read more]

When all else fails…

Things to say in public that will get you all the elbow room you need:"You know, I was really disappointed in the blood spatter patterns. I wanted a lot more. I think I'm going to have to try again."[Talking to my husband about photography for a book … [Read more]