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The B&W Palladium

The Palladium, Carmel, IN

A few posts ago I published a color HDR version of the NEW Performing Arts Center – Palladium in Carmel, IN.  Here’s yet another in a Black & White version.  This building is so cool that I will be shooting it under different conditions for some time to come.  Hope to start interior photos with the IQ 180 very soon.

I am heading to Ireland on Wednesday so the blog may be spotty as it will depend on internet connections where I am traveling.  I’ll be leading a PODAS workshop and we will be visiting some magnificent locations.  Look for images to be coming your way.


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Neon Abstract

Neon Bone Yard, Las Vegas

Another image from the Neon Bone Yard In Las Vegas.  shot and did HDR post processing on all the images made here.  Why?  Because I made it my assignment.  Sometimes when I go out shooting I give myself a challenge or assignment.  This one was shoot 5 exposures of everything and put them together after.  The results are interesting and lend to the abstractness of this wonderful place.  Part of the secret in shooting at the Neon Bone Yard is shooting tight and shooting just elements.  fun place – fun pictures.

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Old Vegas

Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas

Old Vegas was neon signs and times gone by. A visit to the Neon Boneyard where old Las Vegas signs go when they die is a great experience. Enjoy this image done at the boneyard with a GH2 and a 5 exposure HDR in PhotoMatix.

I am in Long Island, NY for a few days working in the Phase One offices and having meetings. Pouring down rain. Dreary.

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Two Hours In Vegas

Neon Boneyard - Las Vegas

I met up with one of the attendees of the PODAS workshop in Vegas today and we went to the Neon Boneyard. It was a hot 100 degree day. Funny as it was in the 30’s when I left Indy. In any case we had a fun time shooting the old neon signs of Vegas. Lots of colors and such. So, I decided to take the color out and make an image that might make you take a second look. Hope it works. I like it.


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The Stairs

Stairs - San Miguel - Mexico

Continuing with Mexico shots I present another image from the abandoned hotel.  This is a set of stairs basically going no where.  It was made with 5 exposures and brought together in Photomatix and then post processed on the iPad.  Amazing what you can do with your photographs these days.  I really liked the feel and the way this flows.  Let me know what you think.

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The Room

Room - San Miguel, Mexico

While in San Manguel Mexico my friend Michael Reichmann and I explored an abandoned hotel.  Apparently they were building this nice hotel only to discover it was too close to a dam and if the dam burt the hotel would be gone.  So, they just stopped building it.  I shot this with the GH2 in HDR mode.  Then took the image into a few iPhone apps then output finished a few things in PhotoShop and here you have the final image.  This was a room off to the side and it just caught my eye.  Read into it what you may.

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A Little Bit of Mexico

It has been a busy week.  I started in Chicago doing scouting and set up for the July PODAS Architecture Workshop.  followed that up visiting schools and doing a Phase One IQ rollout.  Got back to Indy, changed suitcases and was headed to Atlanta for a few days at the SPE – Society Of Photographic Educator conference.   all of it was buys and a lot of Phase One business.  All good.  Now I am back in the office for a week doing follow-up as well as prep work for the Death VAlley workshop as well as Ireland workshops coming up soon.  Then on Sunday I attended a workshop held by my friend Harry Sandler on iPhone Photography.

Today’s shot was made in Mexico on a recent trip there in San Miguel.  I did this with a  Panosonic GH2 which is a great street shooters camera.  I love shooting people on the street and this is a good shot of a local. I’ll be using the GH2 for upcoming blog images for the PODAS workshops.  It does great videos too.



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An Afternoon In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


I made a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to meet up with my friend Michael Reichmann of I brought with me the NEW Phase One IQ180 digital back that he was doing an initial review on.  So, since he had my back he gave me a new camera he just got a Lumix GH2.  This was a small 4/3 DSLR and highly sought after.  We took a walk in the streets of this beautiful mexican town.  And, while Michael shot with the Phase One IQ180, I shot with the GH2.  This turns out to be an amzing little camera great for street photography.  I decided to break with the one picture a day theme and today post a gallery of my few hour walk through San Miguel.  I lead off the gallery with this photo of a nun which I find just illuminating. The rest of the images are the result of a visual exercise of just seeing.  All images were shot RAW and worked on in Capture One 6.x,  I hope  you enjoy.

By the way I have now purchased the GH2 with 3 lenses and have been having some fun with it.  I plan to sell my Leica M8 system and use this for much of my street shooting and candid type of work.