Monthly Archives: December 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Updated to 12.02

Adobe have today posted update to Photoshop CS5. The Adobe Photoshop 12.0.2 update speeds up painting performance and fixes a number of problems discovered after Photoshop CS5 was released. Downloads are available for both Mac and Windows versions.

The most significant fixes in the Photoshop 12.0.2 update include the following:

  • A number of potential security vulnerabilities have been addressed
  • Top type and font crashers found in the field have been addressed
  • A number of performance issues have been addressed
  • Crash opening 3D layers has been addressed
  • Color Engine crash has been resolved
  • Intermittent file format issues addressed
  • Shift scrolling bug fixed
  • Sharpen crasher fixed
  • Marching ants not seen at certain zoom levels fixed
  • Metadata focus distance issue addressed
  • File info bug addressed for Orphea Studio jpg files
  • TWAIN crashers fixed
  • Brush cursor bug fixed
  • Histogram progress bar issue fixed
  • Droplet issues addressed

Final versions of Adobe Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 Released

Adobe have today released the final versions of Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3. Each of the updates includes a hefty number of new lens profiles along with support for recently released  cameras from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, Olympus, Ricoh, Samsung and Sony. The updates also include additional bug fixes to those previously included in the earlier release candidates fro both products.

More details on Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 can be found on the Lightroom Journal page.

Day 11 – Arizona and New Mexico Photo Shoot

This was our last full day in New Mexico. The day began with an early morning trip to Bosque for more bird photographs and anything else that presented itself. As it was the pre-sunrise lighting was perfect for some dawn shots as the sun began to rise behind the San Pascual mountains. The near clear sky and crescent moon seem to attract the attention of more than myself as we waited for the sandhill cranes to awaken from their slumbers 😉

Dawn at Bosque del Apache

Early Morning Light

Sandhill Crane Prepares for Take-off

Sandhill Crane over Chupadera Mountains

Sandhill Crane in Early Morning Light

After breakfast we headed back to Albuquerque for our last night in the US. Fortunately, the journey was relatively short and we arrived in time for lunch at the 66 Diner on Albuquerque’s Central Avenue (Route 66).

The history of the 66 Diner dates back to 1987 when a former Phillips 66 gas station was converted into a diner. However, in 1995 the original diner was destroyed by fire, and only portions of the foundation were saved. The owners rebuilt the diner to retain the nostalgic look and atmosphere of the original. Actually, the interior cries out to be photographed and by mid afternoon the number of diners had reduced enough that the manager agreed to our group taking a few photographs as keepsakes 😉

For the photographs shown below I used a Canon 5D MkII fitted with a Canon 16-35mm f2.8L MkII zoom. The minor lens distortion was automatically removed by the relevant lens profile in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. Adobe Lightroom 3 was also used to adjust the verticals.

66 Diner, Albuquerque

Interior No 1, 66 Diner, Albuquerque

Mixing a Milkshake, 66 Diner, Albuquerque

Interior No 2, 66 Diner, Albuquerque

So, that’s it! First thing tomorrow it’s off to the airport and our flights back to the UK.