Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

Yosemite wrangler

A young woman riding a horse.

August 16, 2011 Posted by | Black and White, nature photography, People, Photography, Urbin Photography, Yosemite | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bud Jam 2009

Another shot from the 2009 Bud Jam concert held in Northborough, MA.  There were a lot more photographers there this year than last.

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Events, New England, People, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New photos up at Urbin Photography

In the People and Disney Cast Members galleries.

June 18, 2009 Posted by | Events, People, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Army Cadet with Saber

Army Cadet with Saber, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

From the 2009 Boston University Tri-Service ROTC Pass in Review. A BU Senior Army ROTC cadet in Class A uniform marching with a saber.

Update: November 9, 2009.  This photograph, with the copyright watermark cropped off, has been appearing on an ad on Facebook without my knowledge or consent.  If you see it, please send me a screenshot and report that ad as using copyrighted material without the owner’s consent.

Update: November 16, 2009. I heard from Facebook, and they claim to have pulled the ad with my photograph, but won’t give me any data on the company that was using it without my consent.  I’m glad that the ad was pulled but, Facebook could have handled this better.

Thanks!

April 26, 2009 Posted by | Events, New England, People, Photography | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Selective Colorization using GIMP

Photoshop can be a tad expensive, so a lot of photographers turn to GIMP, an open source digital image editor with many of the same features.

A common trick of digital editing is Selective Colorization.  That is where you have a single color in an otherwise black and white photo.  Here is a straightforward tutorial on how to do that in GIMP

Here is an example.  Note the red on the belt.

Selective Colorization example

Here is another example and two more.

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Black and White, How To, Martial Arts, People, Photography | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Planning an Ahwahnee Wedding

 

Planning an Ahwanhee Wedding, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

A wedding being planned at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

January 26, 2009 Posted by | Events, People, Wedding Photography, Yosemite | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artist at work.

 

Artist at Work

Artist at Work

An artist painting at one of the senic vistas in Yosemite Valley.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | People, Urbin Photography, Yosemite | , , , , | Leave a comment

B&W musicians

B&W musicians

A pair of musicians that played at the 2008 Bud Jam.

October 13, 2008 Posted by | Black and White, Events, New England, People | , , | Leave a comment

Working that bass

Working that bass

The bass player in a Rockabilly band that played at the 2008 Bud Jam.

October 13, 2008 Posted by | New England, People | , , | Leave a comment

Kings Brass playing at Yosemite

Kings Brass, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Serendipity is a wonderful thing. I was taking the Valley tour and when we pulled into Vista point, there was a Brass Band playing. The band was Kings Brass, which was traveling between gigs through Yosemite Valley. They decided that was a wonderful place to jam.

I have to say they were right.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | People, Yosemite | , , , | Leave a comment