The Middle School Tree

I have been working with my Photography 2 students on creating panoramas. Did you know that Light Room can now stitch together a Pano? It does a really good job too!! For this one, I used Autopano Giga. It seems to handle large files and many photos better than LR. For more simple panos, though, Light Room is fine. To shoot the one below, I took 65 photos in four rows….hand held. Autopano Giga does an amazing job of taking those 65 photos (probably taken at the wrong angle, etc) to form the final image. Amazing.

Area “798” in Beijing

If you go to Beijing, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit “798”. I have no idea how this district in Beijing got the name 798, but it is the artist’s place to display their work…tons of galleries, shops and small cafes…lots of street art as well. A fantastic place to just walk around and take in the sights and sounds!! In the middle of the area, is this old abandoned factory that was full of character. I couldn’t resist taking MANY shots as the sun went down.




My ELEVENTH Trip to Pacu Jawi

You heard that right…11 times to Sumatra to see Pacu Jawi. It never gets old, though. BUT, it is getting harder and harder to capture something new and better than what I have captured before. I take way less photos as I have gotten really picky on what I shoot. I have my favorite riders now, and I only like taking photos of the larger cows. Some riders just don’t photograph well, and I know which ones do and which ones don’t. I laugh at myself. The shots below are the only three I like from the trip…and I am still not totally thrilled with them. I think next time I go, I will concentrate on getting some good video. If I ever get my drone fixed, I will concentrate on drone photos. Ha!!



Bushwick Street Art

This past July, I took a walking tour of Bushwick in New York City (Brooklyn). It is THE area for street art, and artists from all over the world come here to do their thing. I like this photo of a photoshoot going on during our tour. I posted an album of photos on Facebook of some of the art….check it out HERE