Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Have you heard about all the snow we've been getting in Columbus, Ohio? Well, it's been pretty interesting around here during February.
Come to think of it, the snow didn't really get started until after Ground Hog's Day when Mr. Rodent saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
Over the past two weeks we've had two big storms that dumped about 10 inches each time. The snow was so bad that campus closed Feb 16, 2010. That so rarely happens, but, when it does it generally means that we've been dumped upon - literally!
Orton Hall from across the oval.
Another view of Orton Hall.
The front approach to the Thompson library. The statue is of William Oxley Thompson - the fifth president of the university.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I bought a focusing rail system and gave it a tryout today. I used my Canon EF 100 mm f2.8 lens. The light source was a window, which gave the flower a beautiful soft lighting.
Here's a black & white version, processed in Silver Efex Pro.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
I finished carving, but now there are countless hours ahead for detail work. I use small files and diamond rasps together with a variety of sanding methods to clean up the tool marks and smooth the surface. It seems rather tedious, but I find this work to be somewhat relaxing. I'm so focused that I lose track of time. For example, this evening I spent more than 5 hours at my carving bench without a break and I was surprised when Steve came down to the shop to say goodnight.