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Sunday, November 11, 2007

20071108.SD850IS.1036 / SML

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FDNY Magic / 20071103.SD850IS.1017 / SML

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See-ming Lee + Gregory Kirschenbaum / 20071103.SD850IS.1013 / SML

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Korres in Soho, NYC / 20071108.SD850IS.1038 / SML

SML Flickr: Korres in Soho, NYC / 20071108.SD850IS.1038 / SML

www.korres.com

Manufacturer in Greece of hair, body and face care products with highly concentrated natural active ingredients.

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I would like to thank Joshua van der Broek (Flickr / LinkedIn) for recommending that I check it out.

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Zinco in Soho, NYC / 20071107.SD850IS.1032 / SML

SML Flickr: Zinco in Soho, NYC / 20071107.SD850IS.1032 / SML

zincozone.com

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OCHRE / 20071107.SD850IS.1028 / SML

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ochre.net

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Michael Kors / 20071107.SD850IS.1027 / SML

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Eduardo F. Ortiz (EFO) + See-ming Lee (SML) 20071101.SD850IS.0992 / SML Life

SML Flickr: Eduardo F. Ortiz (EFO) + See-ming Lee (SML) 20071101.SD850IS.0992 / SML Life

Eduardo F. Ortiz = E. F. Ortiz
See-ming Lee = SML

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Wear your brand colors everyday / See-ming Lee / 20071031.SD850IS.0949 / SML Everyday / SML Life

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Kevin Kuntz Kracy Tricks / 20071101.SD850IS.0991 / SML Life

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24-Hour Party People / See-ming Lee (SML) + / 20071101.SD850IS.0976 / SML Life

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Look! / Jen E + Colin Sutherland / 20071101.SD850IS.0985 / SML Life

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Michael Paige / 20071031.SD850IS.0943 / SML Life

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Scott + SML / 2003 / SML

SML Flickr: Scott + SML / 2003 / SML

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Scott + SML / 2003 / SML

SML Flickr: Scott + SML / 2003 / SML



Scott + SML's first honeymoon at Provincetown. It was fun;
Scott = SML's second husband;
We broke up in 2005, i.e. I am a single gay man;

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Scott + SML / 2003 / SML

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Gregory Kirschenbaum / 20071023.850SD.IS.0914 / SML

SML Flickr: Gregory Kirschenbaum / 20071023.850SD.IS.0914 / SML


Aspire to Greatness: The Art of Gregory Kirschenbaum

Last week I was walking on the streets of soho and I ran into some great work by an artist named Gregory Kirschenbaum, who work with metal and an array of acid to bring out natural oxidation on canvas.

I did an adhoc video interview with him and you can see it on my blog:
blog.seeminglee.com/2007/10/gregory-kirschenbaum.html

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

See-ming Lee / SML Skydive / 20071013.SD850IS.0885 / SML

SML Flickr: See-ming Lee / SML Skydive / 20071013.SD850IS.0885 / SML


I went skydiving again! Read the full scoop on my professional blog.

This photograph was taken by Brad Schwartz after we our jumps. Like the first time. It was awesome!

See my skydive video on the same day at:
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SML YouTube: SML Skydive: Episode 2: 2007-10-13 = Crazy Again!

See all my skydive gigs at SML Skydive.com

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Manhattan Bridge HDR / SML

SML Flickr: Manhattan Bridge HDR / SML

Manhattan Bridge HDR

Setup
Canon EOS 10D
Canon 17-40 f/4L

Exposure Settings
CRW_35498: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/9.5, 17mm
CRW_35499: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/13, 17mm
CRW_35500: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/6.7, 17mm

Variations
black and white version

Background
When I shot these photos, I did not have a timer cable release with me. If I were to shoot these at a small aperture, I would have to set the camera on bulb while keeping my finger on the shutter release for the entire exposure. To minimize the risk of completely ruining the photos, I've decided to vary the aperture values for the different exposures instead of varying the time and keeping a constant aperture value.

HDR Processing
Note that it is generally not recommended that you vary the aperture values for images intended for HDR processing. If you use software like Photomatix to perform tone-mapping, for example, the varying levels of focus on the photo will create blurry results. I have had to apply a bit more USM than usual for this image. And if you view large, you can see that the grains are quite visible.

Results
I am happy with the HDR result though--the wider aperture gave it enough exposure to show the golden reflection under the bridge, and the small aperture contribute to the oh-so-gorgeous star bursts from the lights.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hiro at the Maritime Hotel / 20070910.10D.45911 / SML

SML Flickr: Hiro at the Maritime Hotel / 20070910.10D.45911 / SML


At Jeffrey's RB10 celebration. Had lots of fun!

Here you see Jeffrey doing is typical boy-scouting :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hiro at the Maritime Hotel / 20070910.10D.45856 / SML

SML Flickr: Hiro at the Maritime Hotel / 20070910.10D.45856 / SML

Hiro at the Maritime Hotel.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

10D.39670 / SML

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SoHo, New York City.

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10D.39812 / SML

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MetroTech Center. Downtown Brooklyn, NYC.

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10D.34667 / SML

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Times Square Anti-War Protest

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20060623.10D.40176 / SML

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Relaxation / Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2007 / SML

SML Flickr: Relaxation / Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2007 / SML

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Manhattan Bridge / 20030706.G2 / SML

SML Flickr: Manhattan Bridge / 20030706.G2 / SML

Canon G2. 30 sec exposure on a tripod

This photo is part of the Manhattan Bridge set

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Manhattan Bridge / SML

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CRW_35508_1024
Canon 17-40 f/4L
ISO 100, 17 mm, f/8, 30 sec

View: Large

This photo is part of the Manhattan Bridge set

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No lifeguard on duty / Waikiki Beach / Oahu / Hawaii /

SML Flickr: No lifeguard on duty / Waikiki Beach / Oahu / Hawaii / 20060518.10D.39262 / SML

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Construction Truck / 20060608.10D.39759 / SML

SML Flickr: Construction Truck / 20060608.10D.39759 / SML

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Manhattan Bridge HDR / SML

SML Flickr: Manhattan Bridge HDR / SML

As I organize my raw files on my hard drive today, I noticed that there are some photos that I had decided to not process because of the lack of tonal range.

I shot many of these in multiple exposure settings. With the availability of HDR processing now, I decided to give that a go and I am stunned by the results. Here's one.

Please note that the original images were not shot with the intention of creating HDR. Now that I know the possibilities, I'd be sure to go back and shoot some more with that intention and see if I can get better results.

CRW_35453-35455

Canon EOS 10D
Canon 17-40 f/4L
CRW_35454: ISO 100, 17mm, f/4, 0.7s
CRW_35453: ISO 100, 17mm, f/4, 1.5s
CRW_35455: ISO 100, 17mm, f/4, 3.0s


This image is part of the Manhattan Bridge set

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Spice Factory, DUMBO / 2006 / SML

SML Flickr: Spice Factory, DUMBO / 2006 / SML

CRW_40071

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Manhattan Bridge / New York / SML

SML Flickr: Manhattan Bridge / New York / SML

20051002_10D_35492
Reprocessing / Adobe.Photoshop.Lightroom

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Charmed / L*a*b / 20070212.10D.41207 / SML

SML Flickr: Charmed / L*a*b / 20070212.10D.41207 / SML

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10D.39402 / SML

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Crown / SML

SML Flickr: Crown / SML
Crown / SML, originally uploaded by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML.

1/1000 sec, Canon 100 f/2.8 Macro USM, MT-24EX macro twinlite, FP Sync

CRW_40380

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Veins / 20060627.10D.40395 / SML

SML Flickr: Veins / 20060627.10D.40395 / SML

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Brooklyn Bridge Sunset HDR / SML

SML Flickr: Brooklyn Bridge Sunset HDR / SML

Setup
Canon EOS 10D
Canon 70-200 f/4L
Manfrotto 3021BPRO

Exposure Settings
100mm, ISO 100

CRW_40087: 0.3 s, f/8
CRW_40088: 1/6 s, f/8
CRW_40089: 0.7 s, f/8
CRW_40090: 1.5 s, f/16
CRW_40091: 0.7 s, f/16
CRW_40092: 3.0 s, f/16

File name
CRW_40087-40092_01

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bauhaus / 20060606.10D.39702 / SML

SML Flickr: Bauhaus / 20060606.10D.39702 / SML

I'm liking this lens: I can see the individual bricks...

9 MetroTech Center- NYC Fire Dept./EMS. Downtown Brooklyn, NYC.

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A is for Awesome / Hiro at the Maritime Hotel / 20070910.10D.45672 / SML

SML Flickr: A is for Awesome / Hiro at the Maritime Hotel / 20070910.10D.45672 / SML

Hiro at the Maritime Hotel

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Pink Power / 10D / SML

SML Flickr: Pink Power / 10D / SML

Some of my KidRobot collection.

CRW_40226

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Manhattan Bridge HDR / BW1 / SML

SML Flickr: Manhattan Bridge HDR / BW1 / SML

Manhattan Bridge HDR / BW1

Setup
Canon EOS 10D
Canon 17-40 f/4L

Exposure Settings
CRW_35498: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/9.5, 17mm
CRW_35499: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/13, 17mm
CRW_35500: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/6.7, 17mm

Variations
color version

Background
When I shot these photos, I did not have a timer cable release with me. If I were to shoot these at a small aperture, I would have to set the camera on bulb while keeping my finger on the shutter release for the entire exposure. To minimize the risk of completely ruining the photos, I've decided to vary the aperture values for the different exposures instead of varying the time and keeping a constant aperture value.

HDR Processing
Note that it is generally not recommended that you vary the aperture values for images intended for HDR (Wikipedia: High dynamic imaging) processing. If you use software like Photomatix to perform tone-mapping, for example, the varying levels of focus on the photo will create blurry results. I have had to apply a bit more USM (Wikipedia: Unsharp Mask) than usual for this image. And if you view large, you can see that the grains are quite visible.

HDR Results
I am happy with the HDR result though--the wider aperture gave it enough exposure to show the golden reflection under the bridge, and the small aperture contribute to the oh-so-gorgeous star bursts from the lights.

Black + White Processing
By using Photoshop's channel mixer for the black and white conversion, I was able to manipulate the the local contrast further. The absence of color united the tonal values of the two orthogonal axis of the bridge. The overall composition seems to have improved, and now looks like a giant extruded plus sign with very heavy industrial ornaments.

B+W Results
The result is very rewarding and I'd like to thank Moxette for her suggestion to process this as a black and white photograph. :)

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