rad radko’s

Many years ago, my husband and I started a tradition at the small company we own. We give the employees (and ourselves!) a Christopher Radko ornament for Christmas. We all have a nice collection of them now and I decided to take photos of some of them today and do a post for the You Capture blog meme. The theme this week was “Holiday Decor”.  I used my little Canon G9, hand-held with no flash, and then filtered the images with Topaz Labs Adjust and Totally Rad Dirty Pictures, two plug-ins for Photoshop. It was a lot of fun just “playing” with these photos, especially since so much of my photography is for Getty and iStock, who have pretty strict criteria for what you can upload. Happy holidays everyone, hope you had a fun, peace filled weekend!

cool plug-in

I read about the plug-in Cooliris this weekend in the New York Times and decided to try it out. Cooliris is a new way to browse the web using images that scroll on a 3D Wall as you click and move your mouse around. I did the screen capture above after searching for “bookbabie”.  I had no problems downloading and running the program for my browser, Firefox, and the best thing is it’s free! They sneak in ads on the wall here and there to pay for the technology but it’s no biggie because unless you click on them they don’t run. Click on the photo or the text link and experience a fun and futuristic way to explore the web!

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. ~Kahlil Gibran