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Georgetown Lenz #2
|| 6/5/2005 || 10:17 pm || Comments Off on Georgetown Lenz #2 || ||

The GWU Hospital makes an interesting center of the rendering. It’s a found circle of life, where the constant flux of existence lies in geometric harmony with its surroundings.

Whitehurst looks damn cool too.

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Georgetown Lenz
|| 6/1/2005 || 1:10 am || Comments Off on Georgetown Lenz || ||

I think this one turned out excellent. What I like most is the way that M St. is on the edge of the rendering and at the dead center (zoom above) is the GWU hospital. I look forward to making Georgetown Lenz #2 using the same template as with DC Lenz #4!

I just started a commissioned piece, but instead of just rendering it outright, I setup the scene, saved the file, and then began making an AWESOME animation. Once the animation is finished the saved file will get the proper treatment too. Here’s a hint, you’ve never seen Baltimore like I am seeing it now!

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U.S. Naval Observatory Lenz #2
|| 5/28/2005 || 11:38 pm || Comments Off on U.S. Naval Observatory Lenz #2 || ||

I decided to update this rendering using the same template I’ve used for all the Lenz Project renderings I’ve made in 2005. I never really liked the way the old rendering looked much, and I’m still not 100% satisfied with how this one turned out, but oh well. Up next, Georgetown!



My first corporate commission
|| 5/16/2005 || 11:42 am || Comments Off on My first corporate commission || ||

I sold my first rendering to a local corporate entity…. I’ve already used the proceeds to get some of my older posters printed out. This is also the first time I’ve given the digital rights away as well, so now they own the full size (10,000 X 7,500) file instead of just a print. At first I was very hesitant about giving the digital rights away, but since this rendering is based off the “Lenz Project,” which essentially was the project that defined my style, I don’t mind as much because its clearly has my touch to it- even if its manipulated extensively. Also, the image doesn’t have the same abstractions I perfer to add, so while being my style, its also completely different compared to what I am making now……. its about time I made another rendering….



DC Lenz #4
|| 5/5/2005 || 10:26 am || Comments Off on DC Lenz #4 || ||

This is my favorite rendering from the Lenz Project. It is a hybrid of the “Lenz Project” and the newly created “Quilt Project.” The background is almost exactly the same as the DC Memory rendering, and the forground includes the new reflection style from the “Quilt Project,” but what makes it so interesting is that the imagery is magnified by the Lenz. My favorite aspect of this specific rendering is the way, like DC Memory rendering, the White House is bent & reflected around the center of the image. I also really like the way the rendering takes advantage of the visual redaction of the Treasury Department Building & the Old Executive Office Building. I wonder what other important building I could apply this “bending” to? Regardless, I look forward to making more renderings with this new template!

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Ballwin Lenz
|| 4/3/2005 || 5:55 pm || Comments Off on Ballwin Lenz || ||

I grew in that rendering. From 1985 until 2002 my family resided in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the Burtonwood Manor Condiminiums and paid a grand total of roughly $530 a month. I spent much of my formative years here and it holds a truly special place in my heart. I know that I can go back there and still see some of the folks I grew up with. Spaces and places will change, but the memories still remain. I think this my favorite rendering yet, simply because subject not only hits close to home, it is home.

My mother has the first print of this rendering :-)



Washington Monument Lenz
|| 3/22/2005 || 9:10 am || Comments Off on Washington Monument Lenz || ||

For some reason it looks like I never posted this in my blog… I totally remember doing so, but I can’t find it! Nonetheless, I love this rendering! The shadows the Washington Monument coupled with the reflections make it fun to look at. I can’t wait to reflect it a little more :-D



Baltimore Lenz
|| 3/21/2005 || 10:53 am || Comments Off on Baltimore Lenz || ||

Man this weekend was nothing but Baltimore. I should have gone to my friend’s house party on Friday night in Baltimore….oh well…no regrets I made 4 renderings this weekend. I still need to sign my newest DC rendering which finished up this morning. Its just sitting in photoshop right now at home waiting to be “signed.” I’ll put it on-line tonight. In December I snagged the USGS hi-res aerial photograph of the southern half of the National Mall and cropped the image so that the Washington Monument is reflected in the center. The finished rendering looks really nice, and when I zoom into the Monument there is no degradation in visual quality. It will definitely go on the wall next to DC Lenz #2. However, the printing queue is backed up about 20 prints right now….grrr..



DC Lenz #3
|| 2/8/2005 || 10:22 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

Thank Spacing Imaging for providing me with that image. Its the same image that I used in the “site map” and on the newly formed intro page. This time I used the fact that the source image had limited resolution (1280 x 1024 pixels) and I multiplied it a total of 36 times to achieve a larger mendala. The lenz was the same size as DC Lenz #2, as well as the same backround layout. This is one of my favorites, but the pixels are owned by someone else. :-(

Last week at the ESRI Federal GIS Users Conference I picked up a MASSIVE print of Las Vegas, Nevada and this week some of my friends began discussing the possibility of going to Las Vegas this spring. The Digital Globe print has all of the mega resorts and even a perfect zenith over the Luxor. I, however, do not have any plans to go there. Its a place I want to go to when I have a lot of money to blow.

So it turns out that the guy who gave me the dinars was actually an ROTC Guy who is studying law in DC. He is currently “undeployable.” I think once he graduates he’ll be off to the front lines. God speed soldier. Bring me back more worthless money that shows the price of liberation.

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U.S. Naval Observatory Lenz
|| 12/21/2004 || 11:41 am || Comments Off on U.S. Naval Observatory Lenz || ||

I used a strike-through font on the signature to make note of the fact that the beauty of this image is from redaction of the U.S. Naval Observatory (home of Dick Cheney). This is one of my favorite renderings yet!





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