Comments for MaineSight A Photographic Blog Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:32:35 -0500 hourly 1 Comment on After the Storm by Yvonne Cunnington Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:32:35 +0000 Nice patterns. Winter is a great time to shoot if you can get out…

Comment on Isle Au Haut, Maine #1 by Yvonne Mon, 02 Aug 2010 14:54:27 +0000 Lovely: those ferns always take me back to New Brunswick and Freeman’s garden. I wish they would grow for me here in southern Ontario, but the conditions aren’t favorable. I think it’s the soil pH.

Comment on Don’t buy cheap flash triggers! by Paul Mon, 24 May 2010 02:54:32 +0000 Thanks Norman,

So far, it seems I need to read about the Elinchrom’s, the Paul C. Buff triggers, as well as Radio Poppers and Pocket Wizards.
Time to read the strobist archives and discussion groups…


Comment on Don’t buy cheap flash triggers! by Norman Mon, 24 May 2010 00:26:39 +0000 i had the same problem while using another noname chineese made trigger. switched to Elinchrom `Skyport′ and never looked back.

those are really built small but extremely reliable upto around 130 mtrs outdoors and it does the job at a fraction of the cost of PW′s.
hope you wont encounter those problems again.

Comment on Winter Wonderland by Yvonne Wed, 03 Mar 2010 01:57:36 +0000 I think that’s gorgeous. I’m a sucker for that kind of winter landscape. I was so pleased when it snowed (stormed just a bit) last week. We have not had any significant snow here all month, (practically all winter) so last week’s mini-storm, which is all it was here, came as welcome break. It made me get my camera out at least. Now it’s all melting again, and the week’s forecast promises spring.

Comment on Free Lighroom Greeting Card Templates by Reid Tue, 22 Dec 2009 04:07:32 +0000 OK, now I get. I’m working totally within LR so I won’t be using the WHCC service.

I haven’t tried your templates, but may tonight as a starting point. I want to make templates so I can print occasional card in LR. I may make an export preset with a PS action to make a drop shadow and bring it back into LR.

Thanks for your presets. I’m see how they work. I’m just surprised that more people haven’t posted printing presets.



Comment on Free Lighroom Greeting Card Templates by Paul Mon, 21 Dec 2009 20:48:05 +0000 Hi Reid,

Apple’s Pages is a word processing/page layout program. I imagine that Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice) would work.
Of course Adobe Illustrator would work too. The key is to make the file the correct size (5.125″ x 7.25″) and respect the cut lines that WHCC uses—
so that your top and bottom lines of text don’t get cut off.
When prints are submitted to WHCC, you use their ROES software, and you select a folder of images and then you drag and drop your prepared files onto the card template.
I drag the front image to the front, the back image to the back (all clearly labelled in the software), and do nothing for the inside spread since I make blank cards. (There’s no merging of images needed.)

Once you’re a WHCC customer, you can download template files that will help you design the cards yourself if you like (although my Lightroom templates should take care of the front for you).
Send me an email if you like, and I can email the WHCC template files.

I hope this helps—let me know if I can clarify things more fully. Did my templates work on the Windows version of Lightroom?



Comment on Free Lighroom Greeting Card Templates by reid Mon, 21 Dec 2009 19:47:05 +0000 I’m proficient in LR, but don’t understand a couple of things:

I’m in the PC world, so I’m not familiar with Apple Pages. What does that do and what is the PC equivalent?

How do you “stack the front and back images,” ? How do you merge the 2 images together to come up with a front and back of the card?



Comment on Happy Accidents by Yvonne Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:51:05 +0000 Good work. What a lovely atmosphere in those photos.

Comment on Sunset Paddle by Bob Towery Sun, 22 Nov 2009 16:04:38 +0000 Mixing kayaking and photography is awesome. Birds and shore animals are not really afraid of kayakers. You can get in really close before they move off.

And being low in the water is such a unique POV.

This is a nice shot, one that any kayaker can relate to. Get out there!