Craig Allen Photography

Craig Allen is a photographer creating unique images and spreading messages of photology to the masses.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rosco Cinegel Swatchbook

Rosco Cinegel Swatchbook

Strobist blog readers all know about the use of color correcting gels to convert flash output to tungsten light, florescent light, or any other color. The extreme popularity of the Strobist blog and David Hobby’s tip to use gels out of the Rosco sample packs, which can often be had for free and happen to be almost the same size as a flash head, has caused a run on the sample packs. Most camera stores are out of them. Just yesterday I was trying to find some myself in order to replace the gels I’ve been using. I checked several online stores, even those I prefer not to shop with, and everyone was out of them!

Luckily though, I’ve just got an email from B&H stating they have some back in stock!

You can find them here: Rosco Cinegel Swatchbook – 1.75 x 2.75″

Plus, if you are a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) you always get FREE 3-5 business days UPS shipping! NAPP members get a GREAT magazine (I struggle to read all of it each month) plus tons of other great perks. I find the free shipping from B&H nearly, if not entirely, pays for my NAPP membership each year.

In full disclosure, I added another item to my B&H order so I can not 100% guarantee you can order two sample packs with free shipping and only pay $2.00, but I believe it is possible.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a park that merits national stature. It features outstanding natural scenery, complex and unique geology and a historic ranch. The outstanding geologic features of the park are the ancient sedimentary beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pikes Peak massif. The name Colorado is said to come from the color of the sandstone. There are many fossils to be seen: marine forms, plant fossils and some dinosaur fossils. Two of the most well known formations are Balanced Rock and Kissing Camels.

This photography was taken this summer during our trip there. It was the last photo taken of a series I shoot that night. By the time I took this photo it was almost completely dark and the Balancing Rock was just a black silhouette agianst the sunset in the background. I lite the rock 100% artificially with the headlights of my rental car (right) and speed lights (left).

Balanced Rock by CraigAllen / © All rights reserved
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mission’s Center

This iron cross is part of the well at Mission Concepción in San Antonio Texas

This well was built around the mid-1700’s and served as the mission’s center of religious activities.

Mission's Center by Craig Allen Photography © All rights reserved
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