After reading many posts on various forums about printing and using color profiles (canned VS custom) it got me thinking. I decided to do some tests to see the difference between provided profiles from Epson and paper manufacturers and the profiles that I make.
Epson 3880 (x2)
Colormunki Photo running the new I1 Studio software
Once the wiring was done to get a basic van electrical system running from the van battery to the new house battery it was time to hook up the accessories to run the van’s electrical appliances. I was doing this work to power the fridge and the Espar heater now and for some lights and a fan later on.
With my daughter getting ready for her first trade show I thought I would dig up an old post on trade shows. You have to understand if you have never done a trade show that they are the best thing for your business and yourself and the worst thing all rolled into one. Here are a few items to watch out for to make it the best it can be.
It is electrical !!!!! After putting it off I finally got around to working on the vans house electrical system. I love electrical but at the same time it scares me. The biggest issue is connecting the house battery to the van, but after reading and laying out diagrams I went for it.
In the world of recreational vehicles (RV’s) there are many types and styles. From your small tow behind trailer to your amazing class A’s that will do everything with the push of a button except make the bed. But there is one RV that has a following that is legendary and that is the VW Vanagon. The VW is not a luxury machine in any way, It is practical, comfortable and some would even say fun but luxury is not on the list. Neither is reliability or speed on the benefit list in anyway. But the VW has a insane following that is unmatched in the RV world. If you want to know how insane just drive a VW camper down a highway. When you pass another VW you will see the other person waving and
Cannot wait to get back to one of my favorite birding places – Frank Lake. I think most photographers have those places that we just love to shoot at and this is one on my list. Only problem is that I don’t want to leave as there are so many subjects to photograph.
I LOVE Writing on Stone for so many reasons. I have a hard time saying that in the heat of the summer as it is so hot but this time of year it is GREAT!!!
Last weekend I found myself on the way to Writing on Stone with clear skies and almost a full moon. The large moon was not the best for night shots but would be great for seeing at night as I walked around the park after dark. The sunset was okay, it would have been nice for a couple clouds but again it was warm, no snow and great just to be outside after such a long winter!
The first positive signs of spring finally started to appear and I decided that I should make a run to Waterton. I also was hoping to spend the night in the new van so I thought that it would be a good chance to do both things at once. Environment Canada changed the weather forecast just before I left on Friday advising of very strong winds all day on Saturday so the night in the van ended up being postponed. This early in the year strong winds mixed with lots of snow in the bush and muddy trails was more than I wanted to deal with but that did not stop me from at least heading out for the day.
I love canvas prints, but what I am not a huge fan of is the gallery wrap look. There are a lot of reasons for this but it is mainly the cost to produce the print and the no frame look. Sure they look great when first produced but after being on the wall for a while they start to look like something is missing (just my opinion) without the frame. So for years I have recommended that instead of the wrap that people mount to foam board then frame the print. To me this is the best way to display a canvas and as far as cost it can be less then the wrap.
– There is a spot on my image…… cannot be sensor dust, I just cleaned it!
– A week later – The spot is still there, that is strange!
– A month passes – The spot is still there, it is not so bad I can live with it.