Monday, November 23, 2009


rgg_20091027_084712, originally uploaded by rgordon.

I hadn't emptied out the 'point & shoot' for a couple of weeks, found some pleasant "surprises" in the images. here's a photo of an autumn morning fog bank

Sunday, September 27, 2009


20090926-191601-compare-4up, originally uploaded by rgordon.

i was experimenting with HDR imaging recently, and came up with 4 different renderings of the same image. its clear I need to learn how to control Photomatix Pro! But in the end I was able to get a more interesting and realistic rendering using PSCS4 and the Local Adaptation conversion.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Epson 2200 in Snow Leopard

After upgrading my Leopard system to Snow Leopard, I not only lost the AppleTalk-based connection to my old LaserJet, but also had problems printing to the Epson Stylus Photo 2200. Low-resolution images when printing PDF's from Preview. InDesign refused to recognize any of the custom Epson profiles on my system. When I figured the profiles problem out, it then claimed the printer had the wrong inkset.

Reviewing Apple's support docs, they claim only GutenPrint is supported.
Reviewing Epson's support docs, they claim the older drivers should work fine, but you need to have Rosetta installed in order to instll them.

I never could get GutenPrint's many options lined up to print an accurately color-balanced photo, although I did get closer after a few iterations.

Here's how I got the Epson to work again:
  • install the 'latest' Epson drivers and the 'common updater' found for the printer. ( see
  • using System Preferences: Print & Fax panel, delete the existing Epson printer defined there.
  • in the Print & Fax panel, add a new printer - select the Epson printer (already connected and powered up) and select the Epson driver for it.
  • the old color profiles are in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles, yet for some reason InDesign only wants to read them from /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles. One way to fix this is simply to copy the profiles you want into the Adobe folder. (Another way that may work is to put an alias or a symlink to the ColorSync directory. )
I can't wait until I have to try and get the roll paper option working again, that's always a feat with the OSX Epson driver!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


rgg_20081130_124908-hdr, originally uploaded by rgordon.

I've been experimenting with HDR photography lately, and one foggy morning I used it to attempt an image I had seen for awhile but had never quite captured - the autumn yellow of the big leaf maple in a conifer forest. This particular morning the fog was just starting to burn through the top of the forest, and gave me enough glow to work with.

Ted Olson Nature Preserve, Bainbridge Island, WA