Archive for December, 2007

Mountain Stream

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

moutain stream, columbia gorge, oregon

One of the many mountain streams that flow into the Columbia Gorge. The dark under the trees and the bright off the water make it hard to get a good exposure of the whole scene. Instead, I made this HDR composite from several photos with different exposure settings. Click the image for a higher res version.

Baby Quilt

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Baby Quilt

I finished my baby quilt and it looks pretty damned good I think. I started out with an old robe that has a somewhat Japanesey print thinking I would just supplement with a few other patterns. I ordered a few pieces of material from a cool site in Japan that has all these neat kimono fabrics and then decided that my robe didn’t really match after all. Another time. The shiny greenish fabric border is Vietnamese silk, the edging and back are navy-colored flannel, dimensions are 42×52 inches.

[Just some close-ups so you can see the fabric patterns better.]

I started out also with a “simple” sketch of randomly sized blocks that I thought would make things easy and give me a wide margin of error. But somehow it ended up involving all sorts of math and precise measurements and a LOT of little rectangles. Here is the original sketch and subsequent notation as I progressed.

The Insanity


Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Columbia Gorge, Oregon Spider

Columbia Gorge, Oregon (800×600)

Sorry mom. Objects in lens are smaller than they appear.

Cheyenne Weil, Joshua Coxwell