Mr. Spock

Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek"I drew this approximately ten years ago using pencil and inked it with a pen and brush. I was never a huge Star Trek fan, but I did enjoy the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Also, for some reason, I gave Mr. Spock ridiculously jacked arms. If his mind meld game was a little bit off, I guess he could just snap some necks. Mr. Spock the mixed martial arts fighter? Maybe.

Pantone huey™PRO monitor and printer calibration

Pantone huey™PRO monitor and printer calibration

Pantone hueyPRO monitor calibration deviceColor consistency between monitor and print is important. If your prints are drastically different from what you see on your monitor, chances are you need to properly calibrate your monitor. Jacking up the brightness/contrast is NOT properly calibrating your monitor.

The Pantone huey™PRO definitely improved color consistency between my two Acer V233H monitors and my Toshiba Satellite laptop monitor. I will be wasting much less paper and expensive LUCIA ink for my Canon Pro9500 printer.

Features & benefits from the Pantone web site:

  • World’s first built-in ambient light sensor enables consistency never seen before in any lighting condition.
  • TRUE COLOR. From monitor to print.
  • Multiple monitor calibration increases color fidelity from monitor-to-monitor-to-print.
  • New color patches added.
  • Advanced Help built in provides step-by-step instructions through calibration and beyond.
  • User-defined Whitepoint and Gamma combinations provide substantial control over the calibration and output matching.
  • Zero in on shadow detail and highlights with the enhanced LCD calibration.

 

 

Hurricane Irene panorama

Hurricane Irene panorama

hurricane_irene_IMG_3084_2011_08_28_-Edit.jpg Hurricane Irene rocked us like a hurricane this past weekend. I could not stop hearing “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions throughout the event.

I was driving home from Lindsay’s house tonight and saw a ton of people watching the sunset on the Goodkind Bridge that connects Edison to New Brunswick in New Jersey. I knew this was my chance to photograph a great aftermath shot from Hurricane Irene. (It was far too dangerous to venture out during the actual hurricane.)

Thankfully, I wasn’t blown off the bridge taking this photo. That would have been a bummer. I give myself credit for disregarding my own personal safety in the name of art. My mom will not be happy to read this.

I met Sam Jones and Melody Anderson from the “Flash Gordon” movie!

I met Sam Jones and Melody Anderson from the “Flash Gordon” movie!

My Flash Gordon poster signed by Sam Jones and Melody AndersonOne of my favorite movies growing up was “Flash Gordon”. It is so over the top in every way imaginable! The characters, set design and soundtrack by the almighty Queen set it apart from just about every other movie I’ve watched. And I watched it. Repeatedly. Like every time it was on tv. It was great to finally meet some people from the movie this past weekend. Monster Mania is a huge horror/sci-fi convention held down in Cherry Hill, NJ and I’ve been there once before to meet Crispin Glover (George McFly in “Back To The Future”)

Posing with Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon) and Melody Anderson (Dale Arden)

A lot of people were waiting in line to meet people from “The Walking Dead”. I love zombies and all, but that show cannot compare to the insanity of  the “Flash Gordon” movie! I purchased the poster and made my way over to Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon) and Melody Anderson (Dale Arden) and had each of them sign my poster. Once that was taken care of, I asked them each to take a quick photo with me. They were very kind, but as you can tell I was not ready to have my picture taken. I was happy! Trust me! I was busy putting down my camera backpack so I didn’t look like a 5 year old in the photo.

Picnic Garden Korean BBQ meetup

Picnic Garden Korean BBQ meetup

Super tasty Korean bbq in Edison, NJ at Picnic Garden

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Last Thursday I met up with a few creative people in Edison, NJ at Picnic Garden Korean BBQ. It’s across the street from Sam Ash. Amazing food and it’s done buffet style. Go up to the bar, pick out your own food by hand, and bring it back to the table to cook it. DELICIOUS! Food ranges from flavorful to very spicy. Your choice!

Kelly Formus, Eric Gautier, Rich Flores, Andrea Figueredo and I discussed plans for future photography projects. We’ve been getting together for very cool workshops that have produced excellent images for our portfolios.

Go, Rich!

I ate a ton before heading down to Delaware for a long weekend. Great way to start the trip! The cost of the buffet is approximately $25.00 as of the date this was written. Plenty of parking is available and they keep the restaurant very clean.

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