February Rain

by Scott ChitwoodWednesday February 9th, 2011
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Photography

Two years ago we had hellacious amounts of rain that seemed to start in February and didn’t let up until we hit mid-summer, seems like we may have even doubled our normal share rainfall over the course of things.  Of course this presented the perfect opportunity to break out the Home Biolab Kit™ and splice some duck genes into my DNA; sadly no webbed feet or water-repellent qualities were achieved, just an awkward feather protruding from my left nasal cavity…

The trifecta method was used for post processing: iPhoto + PostworkShop + Photoshop.

February Rain by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone Retina Display  :  iPad  :  Netbook

  • Model = Nikon D40
  • Exposure Time = 10/300
  • F-Stop = f/4.8
  • Exposure Program = Aperture priority
  • ISO Speed Ratings = 900
  • Focal Length = 116.0 mm
  • Date/Time = February 5th, 2018 4:17 p.m.
  • Location = Route 66 State Park
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Snowy Log

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday January 25th, 2011
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Photography

An ode to Winter from snow draped banks of the Meramec River.  If you look closely you just might find a trio of frog-like formations gathered along the hollow.

Snowy Log by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone Retina Display  :  iPad  :  Netbook

  • Model = Nikon D40
  • Exposure Time = 1/1250 sec
  • F-Stop = f/5.0
  • Exposure Program = Aperture priority
  • ISO Speed Ratings = 200
  • Focal Length = 135.0 mm
  • Date/Time = January 10th, 2010 12:06 p.m.
  • Location = Pacific Palisades Conservation Area
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Sisters of the Southern Sky

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday November 30th, 2010
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Fractal Flames

A pair of desktops for your consideration.  Rendered in Oxidizer 0.7.5.1 alpha with the addition of some minor tweaks in Photoshop for the initial composition, then tossed into PostworkShop 1.1 for some exploratory texturization and splotchurizing to produce the alternate version.

sisters of the southern sky by Scott Chitwood

Widescreen ( 16:10 )  :  1440×900  :  1680×1050  :  1920×1200  :  2560×1600
Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone Retina Display  :  iPad  :  Netbook

sisters of the southern sky (alternate) by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone Retina Display  :  iPad  :  Netbook

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Spherical Psychosis

by Scott ChitwoodWednesday November 17th, 2010
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Fractal Flames

Dude, don’t go all mental on me, I’m trying to make pancakes here!

spherical-psychosis by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone iOS4  :  iPad  :  Netbook

Rendered in Oxidizer 0.7.5.1 alpha.  Post processed in Photoshop for color intensity, color values, and blurred edges.

Long Crested Eagle no.3

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday November 9th, 2010
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Photography

Another shot of the coolest raptor at the World Bird Sanctuary, an African Long Crested Eagle named Chrys.  Wanting to take a different approach with this image I fired up PostworkShop 1.1 with a half-formed idea to find a texture and brush style to complement Chrys’ feathered crest and was happily surprised with quick results.  The effected image was then additionally post processed in Photoshop to tweak the color to a nice warm brown.

Long Crested Eagle no.3 by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone iOS4  :  iPad  :  Netbook

  • Model = Nikon D40
  • Exposure Time = 1/200 sec
  • F-Stop = f/5.3
  • Exposure Program = Aperture priority
  • ISO Speed Ratings = 200
  • Focal Length = 160.0 mm
  • Date/Time = March 27th, 2009 10:27 a.m.
  • Location = World Bird Sanctuary
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Splintered Shards

by Scott ChitwoodWednesday October 6th, 2010
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Fractal Flames

Whatever it is that I’m throwing at the canvas one question that always has to be answered is how far can/should I push the work beyond it’s point of origin.  The answer to that question runs the gamut between “little to none” and “let’s get crazy with it”.  But first things first — the questions of base elements, cropping, and rotation have to be dealt with.  If any of those aren’t quite right the canvas just can’t come to life Dr. Frankenstein.

splintered shards by Scott Chitwood

Widescreen ( 16:10 )  :  1440×900  :  1680×1050  :  1920×1200  :  2560×1600
Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone iOS4  :  iPad  :  Netbook

Rendered in Oxidizer 0.7.5 alpha.  Heavily post processed in Photoshop.

aequinoctium autumnalis

by Scott ChitwoodWednesday September 22nd, 2010
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Photography

Hey it’s Autumnal Equinox 2010™.  w00t, w00t!  You can play along at home as the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night are of equal length for just a short while — party on and be excellent to each other my temporal little friends.

aequinoctium autumnalis by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone iOS4  :  iPad  :  Netbook

ArtDesk no.19

by Scott ChitwoodThursday September 9th, 2010
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Digital Art

Colours of the sunrise seethe amidst high clouds and deep shadows, those endmost dregs of predawn chased away as our dreams are also lost, both merging into the pristine day, both returning to us as the worlds spin upon their axis’, delivering us back into the night where all things are possible.

ArtDesk no.19 by Scott Chitwood

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Widescreen ( 16:9 )  :  1920×1080  :  2560×1440
Fullscreen ( 4:3 )  :  1024×768  :  1600×1200
Tall Screen  :  1280×1024
Mobile  :  iPhone  :  iPhone iOS4  :  iPad  :  Netbook

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