Project: Picture Stand

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Flower Picture Stand
Picture Stand along with stand of little pictures. The Picture in the stand is that of a yellow petal flower
Picture Stand along with stand of little pictures. The Picture in the stand is that of a yellow petal flower
Picture Stand along with stand of little pictures. The Picture in the stand is that of a yellow petal flower
Picture Stand along with stand of little pictures. The Picture in the stand is that of a pink petal flower
Picture Stand along with stand of little pictures. The Picture in the stand is that of a pink petal flower

Photo Details: I had been looking for a small but cool way to display pictures on a desk. I decided to create a prototype of a small picture stand. The prototype is so good, I think I am just going to stick with it as the main desktop attraction.

Tools:

  • Foam Board (same material often used for high school science projects)
  • 3 inch knife from multi-tool
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive
  • Lamination sheet
  • Premium presentation paper with matte finish

Notes:

The pictures measure 2 in x 3 in and are affixed to foam board. I can change the picture of the day easily and also create a different mood for the desk. Cool right. I wanted to create a wooden stand, but did not have any good wood lying around. In an effort to be more conservative, it is probably best to use a non-wood material and save the trees.

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Smartphone Photography: Bugging Me

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Stink bug
Stage Name: Brown marmorated stink bug | Real Name: Halyomorpha halys
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Stage Name: Brown marmorated stink bug | Real Name: Halyomorpha halys

Photo details: Smartphone photography using vivitar cell phone macro lens. Very impressed with this inexpensive lens kits.

 

 

3D Models With Blender

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3D Modeling Designs

booth_shot
BoothShot
table_shot
TableShot
wide_shot
WideView

A Turtle’s Song

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turtle jamming kinder egg toy
turtle jamming kinder egg toy

Photo Details: Kinder Eggs offered a cute little toy inside but they were forbidden in some countries due to child safety laws. While preparing this photo, I listened to Eric Clapton’s My Father’s Eyes. Not sure how that tune would sound with this pan pipe flute.

Bumble Bee

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bumble bee on flower
bumble bee on flower

Photo Details: Once again, I found myself appreciating nature in all its beauty. I had thought bumble bees to be peaceful and kind creatures. Upon photographing, I realized that the bumble likes to rumble. After a quick sprint away, I got the message that a few photos was all the bee would tolerate and I should move on. This photograph was taken using a smart phone with a few modifications using Photoshop.

While the smartphone does well, it cannot replace the image quality of a dedicated digital camera.

Smart-phone Photography

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flowerheart
fuzzy flower center
flowerheart2
heart of flower bloom
flowerofpeace
flower peace pedals

Photo Details: For kicks and giggles, I decided to get a smartphone lens kit and discover a new avenue of photography. To my surprise, the macro lens did a great job capturing details that I have not been able to get before. To date, I have acquired several different lenses for use with smart phone cameras. This is going to be an interesting .  .  .