Category Archives: Photo

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

I used to have a Nikon D90 Digital SLR camera and I usually had the image output set to JPEG+RAW which produces a JPEG image and a RAW image simultaneously whenever I take a picture. For post-processing I used Adobe Photoshop CS4. But the first time I tried to open a RAW image it gives you an error message that says, “could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document” and exits.

Here’s the step-by-step fix:

  • Exit Adobe Photoshop CS4.
  • Download the Camera Raw plug-in from the Adobe site.
  • Extract it if its in a zip file.
  • You should have a single file with a .8bi extension now.
  • Move this file to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4\Plug-ins\File Formats, assuming that you have Adobe Photoshop CS4 installed using the default path.
  • Re-open Adobe Photoshop CS4.

You should be able to open RAW files like any other files now.

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

I love this shot that I took a while back of the San Francisco Fountain.

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But I’m not really content with the way it looks. I really want to try out putting a neutral density filter on and using a long exposure, so that the water has that ethereal feel to it.

This is the fountain from an other angle.

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I missed a lot of detail in this picture or may be this calls for a panorama at close range.

Here’s the description of the fountain:

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My Own Photo Blog

I’ve been thinking for while whether or not post the pictures I take these days, as a new found hobby, to my blog. After this picture came out fine I decided that I should.

25 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

This is from 25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA. I took this picture on my way to the CostCo to get some groceries for the coming month. This building, as I came to know, houses a lot of government offices.

Edit:

Never mind the photoblog. A few months after this post I’ve upgraded from a Point and Shoot camera to a prosumer level Nikon D90 DSLR. But having a separate photoblog is such a pain. So I’ll just upload them to Flickr and link them here. Much better option.