Friday Frenzy

Just a quick wrap up here for the week as the day is getting late, and I’ve got miles to go before I sleep.  Um…yeah, okay, that came from a poem somewhere but I forget who wrote it or the title, so no credit line on that.

As we all know by now (unless you are in a cave somewhere in the Congo), Canon has released the 5D Mark II and the specs were posted here a few days ago.  Forums and the blogosphere have poked and prodded at just about everything they can until the camera itself comes to stores in October.  So, for the time being we will likely see just more pontificating.  As for the content here at CB, I am probably gonna draw back a little and let others wax on about it.

In more current events, Adobe released the Camera Raw update for all your product needs.  It’s now at version 4.5, and is available for Mac and Windows download free here:  Camera Raw 4.5

What the Duck had a great week from the comedic standpoint, and I really can’t pick a favorite, so just go there and read through them all!  Great stuff!

Nominations are now open for the Podcast Awards for 2008.  They close at the end of the month, so be sure to stop in and let them know who you think is deserving of the awards for this year.  I’ve also got a link to them on the sidebar with a suggestion for CB (hint hint:  Education).  There’s 22 different categories so be sure you’ve got the URL’s for all your favorites handy to plug in the appropriate content areas.  Others that I would recommend for nominations include:

The list goes on and on, but there’s only one tech category and most of the blogs I visit fit that area.  Although there is a People’s Choice category too.  As for CB, I’ll stick with the educational theme.  So, if you think I’ve helped with education in photography and photoshop at all, then add a kudo in there.  Who knows – maybe I’ll actually make the top ten in that category! 🙂 (I doubt it though…but it never hurts to self promote, so there it is!)

Also, I’ve got a new poll up on the sidebar.  After posting the features about the 5D Mark II, I thought it might be interesting to see what features people would like to see in their camera gear.  You can pick any three, so let’s Rock the Vote (so to speak), and get those opinions in.  I wanna hear from YOU!

Finally, I thought I’d share a shot I did kind of by accident.  I was trying to do some night photography with HDR in mind.  Nothing came out all that well so I just started trying all sorts of things.  Came up with this:

3 of Me

3 of Me

Do you like it?  Too much?  Not enough?  Is it too processed?  I’m kind of biased, so rather than reveal my own thoughts on this, I’ll leave it to the readership to decide if this works at all.  Please share your thoughts in the comments!

Okay,  so much for a quickie!  I’ll just leave it at that, and wish you all an excellent weekend filled with productive and creative results.  Happy Shooting!

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6 comments for “Friday Frenzy

  1. Joe
    September 19, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    stopping by woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost is your poem you quoted. I think the pic looks cool.

  2. September 20, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I agree with Joe.
    Nice pic – reminds me a little of M.C. Escher.
    It might even be better if each of “you” were doing a slightly different pose – different enough to tell but not so much that ….? Yeh, nice pic! 🙂

  3. September 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the reminder of the source there Joe…

    I hadn’t thought of doing different poses there Mark, but that’s a neat idea! I may actually give that a whirl…

  4. September 22, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Great concept for a self portrait

  5. September 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    The pic is pretty cool!

    Makes a good banner for the blog – good idea!

  6. September 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks all – although a forum I shared it with said that it had a “Bates Hotel” theme to it…

    “Yes, mother…”

    I hope I am not that creepy looking in real life! 🙂

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