The story

Today is the first day of the PhotoPlus Expo in my hometown, New York City. Normally, I’d be right there with my +onOne Software colleagues, presenting and greeting people at our booth on the expo floor. I even had my flight booked and everything.

Unfortunately, priorities are priorities and I had to stay back in Oregon to finish recording the rest of the product videos supporting next week’s launch of Perfect Photo Suite 7. Humbug! I love going on the road with my coworkers – they are some of the best and funniest people I know… and the fact that they’re defiling my home without me is a bit of a bummer. This is the longest stretch that I’ve gone without visiting my family.

On the plus side, Suite 7 has turned out freaking awesome!. We had our first release candidate build drop on Sunday and our final RC build drops tonight. Pending any catastrophic, show-stopping bugs, we’re good to launch by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week!

I’ll leave you with this shot taken from one of my last trips to NYC. It’s from the underbelly of Grand Central Terminal. My man, +Chris Robins worked his magic and got a crew of us access down there to shoot. It seems fitting since I feel like I am about to get crushed by a train car any day now. :)

In terms of processing

This is a nine exposure tone-mapped HDR image – done in Photomatix Pro.

Stylization was done in Perfect Effects 3. It’s a combo of GrungeBlue Dawn, and a touch of Urban Sickness.

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