Planning for Yosemite Natural Fire Falls

February is a magical time of year for Yosemite.  It’s the one time of the year when everything lines up correctly to create the natural fire falls at Horsetail Falls.  The sun sets at just the right angle to illuminate a slice of the northern side of the valley walls right were Horsetail Falls is …

Apple iPad: For Photographers?

Today was the big Apple announcement of the new iPad.  While you can view all sorts of immediate reaction from various technology pundits, this view of the iPad is from a photographer’s perspective (check out my labs later this weekend for additional thoughts from another viewpoint). [For full disclosure, the only photographer related posts I have read …

Comparing Monitor Color Gamut

During my recent upgrade of my MBP, I somehow lost the color profiles for my monitors (as far as I know, that’s all I lost… 🙂 ).  As I went through the process of creating new color profiles with my Eye-One Display 2, I happened to take a screen shot of the graphical profile that …

Review of Snow Leopard Upgrade

A little over 1 hour after starting the upgrade of my MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard, the upgrade is done, system is back up and at work, and after an initial inspection…everything seems the same as before.  Since my MacBook Pro is my uber production system–it is typically at work over 12 hours a day …

Podcast Catch Up

One of the things I was hoping to do over my recent road trip was to catch up on my photography podcasts.  With the move of my digital darkroom off of my PC entirely onto the Mac, I found a few applications that had difficulty moving.  iTunes was one of these.  The side affect of …

Seeing The World Through New Eyes

It’s amazing what happens when you have your eyes checked and get a new pair of glasses or contacts.  The world is that much crisper, clearer, and you realize how much you have been missing lately.  Well the same thing goes for getting a new professional monitor.  And this afternoon I was excited by the …

It Is Toast

Toasted, Burnt, Dead…that is the current state of my ReadyNAS NV+. For the past few days, I have had some contractors in doing some electrical work. The last day they were here they removed a light switch from my office, I started smelling a slight burning scent. I thought it was from one of the …