A sad day

So I have been trying to secure this website from spam and am still learning to navigate WordPress and it seems I forgot to secure one of my images. I honestly didn’t worry that much because it is my signature for goodness sake. My DW Logo did not have a copyright notice nor embedded meta data. The only image on the entire site and that is the one they want to steal. I mean this DW is legitimately a signature that I have used for years and now I may lose it. Trying to track everyone who has stolen that image is going to be impossible. I was in such a hurry to get my website back up that I was not thorough enough. Now I have to actually physically register this logo and hope for the best.

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If anyone is actually visiting the site…

I will have comments turned back on soon. I was slammed with spam and still learning how to secure this blog. Have a great day!

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Transparent Victory

Photo of glass chess piecesThis was a very enjoyable shoot. I only had access to the glass chess set for a weekend and had some specific ideas I wanted to explore. I know the metaphor of the shot is very obvious with the fallen king. It is still a nice shot that was fun to do.

In this shot I lit the chess pieces from behind with a small softbox. No need for flash I just used the model light mode on the studio light. The photograph was shot using a Nikon D-70 ISO 200 at 1/50 sec, F/8 on a nice sturdy Manfrotto tripod.

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A trip to the zoo

St. Louis Zoo

I took a trip to the zoo a few years ago and never got around to doing anything with the images I had shot. This is one of the few with which I had experimented. It has been so long I had to search for this animal online. I believe it is an African Antelope known as a Kudu. I am not 100% certain though since this animal is a lot smaller than other images I found. This is a simple creative use of a mask, custom brush and artistic filter. Makes for a nice wildlife greeting card.

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Night shots

D_Williams_St. Francis Xavier College Church

St. Francis Xavier College Church

I have only done a few night time photographs, the best of which is probably my St. Louis skyline shot found in my Digital Art Gallery.

This photo of a church also turned out fairly well and has a dramatic quality to it, I think. I should have waited to do this shot a little later though, as it is I had to wait a while for there to be as few cars in the shot as possible trying to time it with the traffic lights. This is St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis, Missouri at Grand Ave and Lindell Blvd.

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Photo Restoration for a friend

D_Williams_restore_01Some time back a friend of mine, Kelvin,  in New York asked me to restore a photo for him. I said sure no problem. He said there was a catch, most of the eyes were gone and he said he needed it that next morning. It certainly made things interesting.

I had done a restoration with one eye missing once before on an image and it is much easier when there is one good eye with which to work. Took a bit of effort but I was able to piece together one good eye from the two that were damaged. I had it done for him in plenty of time and he was very pleased. It is always gratifying when I can rescue an old photo.

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Doodle the hours away

D_Williams_doodle-02I tend to be a person that has a short attention span and generally fidgety. I rarely just watch a movie and do nothing else. I am usually doing something on the computer while watching television. So in college when I am sitting through hours of art history lectures I would always have a pencil doodling. Yes I take notes too :-) . My notebooks would always be covered in doodles in a wide variety of bizarre things.

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Something I did a long time ago…

I originally created this little piece in Macromedia Director and then did it over later in Flash. It is primitive by today’s standards but it’s fun never the less. —> Adventures

Here is a Photoshop Tip video I did a while back:

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Welcome!

dw-logoThis is the grand relaunching of my personal, “all my eggs in one basket” website. It is exactly opposite of what all of the professionals say a portfolio website should be. I will and do have a website devoted to one specific topic of professional photography and I will have a link here for it soon.

I will be posting new images as I can, as well as, more print and product options as soon as I get more set up.

 

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