Tag Archives: Photography

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.


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Lock Picking Village at DEFCON – I really wanted to do something over here but I guess I’m on my own now. Drinking doesn’t help you in waking up early.

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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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Behind the Camera

There are two sides to the story of owning a camera.

On the positive side, you’ll have lots of good pictures and the opportunity to just go and shoot pictures whenever you want to. And experiment.

But on the other side, you end up having almost zero pictures with you in them. None at all. 🙁

The other day I wanted to change my profile picture on one of the social networking sites and I was going through my huge archive of pictures I took over the past couple of months. I barely had any pictures.

Just writing out loud here.

New Theme

I was fed up with my old theme and the limitations it had. It was just a tinkered version of a very old wordpress theme.

I went ahead looking for free customizable themes. And Smashing Magazines post help me.

I kind of love the new theme I have now. It give me options to display what I’m really doing these days. One thing among them, photography. I bought a Nikon D90! 🙂