Lightroom preset update: Red Haze

I just updated my Red Haze Preset to make it work better with more photos.

Download the updated preset here:

http://www.attilaacs.com/downloads/presets/Red_Haze.lrtemplate.zip

 

 

 

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Download my Adobe Lens Profile for Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye lens

After a few hours of trying, I finally got my first basic lens profile for the Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye zoom! For testing purposes, I took this shot of my bathroom (high contrast and with a few straight lines). Check out the before/after below:

Before:

Fish

After:

De-Fish 177/365

Visit the flickr pages for a full size version to check for chromatic aberrations. It has done a fairly good job (these are the default settings). Vignetting is under control, there’s only some fringing in the very extreme contrast parts and the lines are beautifully straight! I haven’t had any luck with the other de-fish options out there and I can’t wait for this to be in Lightroom 3!!!

I uploaded the profile here:

http://www.attilaacs.com/downloads/pentax_lens_profiles/pentax_fisheye_profile.zip

It’s a basic profile with 3 zoom settings. I found that it’s good enough for what I currently need it for. I might add more later if time permits. Note: It is the profile for the K200D. Not sure if it can be used for other bodies or if it needs to be remeasured?!

CSS transitions with delay & 3D transforms for WebKit

CSS3 experiment for WebKit

Have you seen those “meta info” sections that are often under blog posts? All sorts of info about the author, a permalink and something about the post categories… I thought it would be cool to put that into a small “info” button instead of always displaying the whole lot.

This is a pure CSS/HTML version of what can easily be turned into a cross browser info button using JS, images and some CSS.

Check out the cool transition effect when you hover over the info button on the lower right corner!

The main work for the animation is done by the following CSS:

details {
-webkit-perspective: 100; /*for 3D transform*/
}

/*info header*/

details summary {
-webkit-transition-property: width margin-left;
-webkit-transition-duration: 0.2s;
-webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
-webkit-transition-delay: 0.3s;
}

/*info header hover*/

details:hover summary {
-webkit-transition-delay: 0s;
}

/*info body */

details address {
-webkit-transition-property: -webkit-transform opacity;
-webkit-animation-timing-function: ease-in-out;
-webkit-transition-duration: 0.3s;
-webkit-transition-delay: 0s;
-webkit-transform: rotateX(85deg);
-webkit-transform-origin: 100% 100%;
}

details:hover address {
-webkit-transform: rotateX(0deg);
-webkit-transition-delay: 0.2s;
}

Have a look at the source to find out more about how it’s done and feel free to tweak it or use it.

A note for mobile browsers (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch): The hover event is not supported by the touch interface. To use this for the mobile Safari browsers, you’ll have to start the CSS transitions using JavaScript.

BTW: this is only for WebKit and tested in Safari 4 on Mac. It’s work in progress and not meant to be the 100% optimized and tested solution.

Vector Flight Case Components in Adobe Illustrator

Flightcase in Illustrator

I’m thinking about getting 2 cases made for my amp and cabinet so I can ship it all to Australia. One case should be simply for the 1960 Marshall 4×12 cab and the other one the same size but for the top. The extra space above the amp I wanted to use for effects, cables and maybe even my little Fender amp. I think it’ll be above my budget but I planned it anyways to get a few quotes from different people…

In case you want to try to plan one, you can just download my Adobe Illustrator vector file and use the components that I drew up in exact 1:10 scale.

UPDATED: Singer/Songwriter music recommendation (unreleased)

Eosin Nova

Sometimes I like listening to music recorded and performed by people who haven’t been “discovered” in something disguised as a talent show. Often, you can find local artists who sound raw and honest and who are just good at what they do. They entertain and can put a smile on your face.

Whenever I’m sick of overproduced and polished music, I go back to my iTunes library and play the songs of one of those artists. They might be a bit hard to get if you don’t know the band or musician but in this case, I happened to know him. And I would like to share this song with you because I know that he won’t do it…

Have a listen here:

Lulu (eosin nova)

I’ll try to get the permission to offer an mp3 download as well but he doesn’t know yet that I’m putting this up on the net 😀 If I’m allowed to put up the download, I’ll post it here.

Free song download

Download Eosin Nova’s full-length demo of “Lulu”.

And visit www.eosinnova.com for more songs and the occasional update.