Broken homes and flooded roads

Torrential rains, gusty winds and melting snow conspired to turn Somerset County and the surrounding counties in NJ into a disaster zone on Saturday. We lost electrical power on Saturday afternoon and spent the night listening to howling winds and horizontal rain rip apart trees. We awoke Sunday morning to find a felled tree had…

How to export to flickr and Facebook using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Up until recently I've used iPhoto to catalog all my digital photos. I especially like iPhoto '09 when Apple added features to upload photos directly to Facebook and Flickr. I've uploaded hundreds of photos using that feature. But over time I grew tired of the limited photo editing features and wanted something that could let…

Coffee is Life

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="960" caption="Coffee is life by Dustin Diaz, from Flickr."][/caption] Everyone who knows me know I love my coffee. Black and sweetened (Stevia in the Raw). I like Lattes and the French Press. Every week, I purchase a pound of freshly roasted Ethiopian Harrar from a local retailer, Rocky Hill Buy the Cup,…

HDR photography with Photomatix and Lightroom 3 Beta

I've been poking around with HDR and Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta. Up until recently my work-flow consisted of importing my photos from an SD card directly into iPhoto in Nikon RAW format. I make some minor changes - contrast, colour, crop - and upload the better ones to flickr and facebook. Once I started using…