Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Salamanders It is that time of year again already. Spring is upon us all of the sudden with unbelievable temperatures and the chance of a nice "warm" rain. This is the catalyst for the salamanders to migrate from their winter homes to vernal and permanent pools of water to breed. Spotted salamanders are perhaps the most sought after as they are only active in a breeding phase for a few days then they move back to the woods to burrow in the ground again until next year. If you see any spotted salamander, they are black bodied with two rows of yellow to orange strips down their backs, please let me know as soon as possible. I would very much like to photograph as many species of salamanders as possible this season. The photo below is a long-tailed salamander. I think that he is quite handsome, don't you?

Craig Muck Photography Color Management Services

I have always found color management a necessary evil aspect of digital photography. Getting the monitor to match the print is always an ideal rather than a reality.
I had Craig Muck out to the house to try his hand at color managing my setup using his awesome Eye-1 instrument.
Well, all I can say is wow! The whole process took an hour or so and went without a hitch. Craig's professionalism and attention to detail were very pleasing to see and the results were the best I have ever had. Using the calibration equipment without expertise will result in a real nightmare. Craig's knowledge and acumen were well up to the task and it showed.
I am very pleased with my newly managed and finally accurate system.
Thanks Craig for an excellent job. I highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for a color managed system from monitor to print.
You can check out Craig's web site here.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lecture March 29, 2007 at 7 PM

The Songs of Insects

I will be presenting a lecture and multimedia presentation about "The Songs of Insects" at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown, WV. The lecture starts at 7 PM on Thursday March 29 with a book signing following the lecture.
I hope to see you there,