Joseph Hallenbeck


August 27, 2010

Remodeling

Filed under: Journal — Joseph @ 9:55 pm

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Right now, I’m finishing my work with Sunset Office Cleaning and I hope to see their website live by the end of September. After that, expect some remodeling around here. I’ve decided that this particular site attempts to focus on too many of my activities at once. Ergo, I’m going to break into a sequence of sub-domains with each site focusing on a particular aspect of my work: web design/development, print design, photography, and writing. (I also hope to increase my output for Drifting in the Sea of Nihilism once the site development is done.

Speculation continues as to where I’ll be come October. I drew a list of places to move to, work to do, but all of it hinges on a lot of unknowns right now.

Cheers.


August 18, 2010

Cave Photography & Other Horrors

Filed under: Photography — Joseph @ 12:51 am

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Last night, I took my first stab at cave photography while on a caving trip with two friends into Jewel Cave. Out of 61 shots taken that night, only two felt “okay.”

JECA Wild Caving Route

Settings

  • Nikon D80 with a 35mm lens (52mm equivalent)
  • Shutter Speed 1.3s
  • Aperature f/11.0
  • ISO 100
  • 2 Vivitar 283s with a firefly 2 flash Jessie Ketchum models on the canyoning portion of Jewel Cave’s Wild Caving Route. A slave flash fired by Vicki Bierwirth from below lights the corridor beyond Jessie while a secondary flash, held at arm’s length from the camera, provides fill for Jessie. I would’ve liked a secondary assistant, and perhaps a third flash to light the fifteen foot pit that Jessie is straddling. A more active pose, perhaps with Jessie moving towards instead of away from the camera, would have enhanced the composition.

    JECA Wild Caving Route

Settings

  • Nikon D80 with a 35mm lens (52mm equivalent)
  • Shutter Speed 1/60s
  • Aperature f/8.0
  • ISO 100
  • Vivitar 283 with a firefly 2 flash and on-camera flash Again, Jessie sits on the canyoning section of the route, but this time looking upwards. I instructed Vicki to aim the vivitar at the ceiling above Jessie while an on-camera flash provided fill light. Although I like the effect of the lit ceiling, the on-camera flash gives Jessie a flattened look and failed to properly light her, leaving her too dark against the lighter ceiling. I used photoshop to highlight Jessie out of the foreground and lighten her, but this only further reduced the depth of her shadows.

August 10, 2010

Hitting the Road Again

Filed under: Journal — Joseph @ 11:53 pm

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Ploughshares says “no” to “Model Crow.” So once again, I’m off to the market to see where else this story might go. I discovered (to my chagrin) that many publications close their doors to submissions through the summer months, so although I sit on a nice stack of poems and stories ready for the slush pile, I’ve no where to send them.

In the meantime, I concentrate on my website work. I began the process of splicing together Sunset Office Cleaning’s design and setting up the proper style sheets that will display their website brilliantly across the net. Once this is off my plate, I hope for some more opportunities through the coming winter months to continue to expand my repertoire.




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