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Welcome to my first ever Blog. It Features my Digital Photography and a bit about me and some of my Family members.

I also have a Blog on Polysemania. That will be a place to discuss words and word play.

More will come.
Don Ricklin
Don's Folio One
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So Groovy!

So Groovy!
Rick Maida on Bass, Jazz @ Sunset, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA. Featured on Radiant Vista's Daily Critique.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

PSW - Boston Keynote

I had a ball watching the Keynote at Photoshop World Boston. I could sure tell that all the participants had a ball as well. The theme was Golden Layers awards for Phototown Music Awards! Scott Kelby and the Histograms sang up a storm.

It all started with a few words from Larry Becker to introduce Katrin Eismann and Terry White who then proceeded to do their bits with each doing the other's lines. It was Great and they did a fine job of impersonating each other.

Then Felix, Matt, Dave, Cory and Scott came out and did sosme fine, fine Phototown tunes (in the Motown way) comeplete with line dancing and arm motions all in Gold lapeled tuxes, to boot. This was done along with a story of how the group originally included Deke McClelland as lead singer without Scott. Then one day before a tour he stole the tour bus and has been touring the country ever since.

Johnny L was then introduced by Scott and he did a presentation of Adobe's new Phot0shop CS3 and CS3 Extended. This included impressive 3D rendering and compositing for panos.

There was also a very impresive display of a Research Demo of a multi GigaPixel image shot as a full 360 (stitched) pano from the top of the Prudential Tower. Incredible Close-up detail of car license plates and views through windows. Awesome imaging. The shot of Scott as the Supremes was austencibly part of that image. A Johnny L 'gotcha' on Scott Kelby.

Finaly there were some very interesting Guru awards. The Lightroom Gallery Slideshow shows the Vincent Versace award winner.

Over all a thoroughly enjoyable Keynote Segment to PhotoShop World.


Monday, April 16, 2007

Soup2Nuts Adobe Photoshop Lightroom at PSW - Boston

The first in a series of posts on my Adventures into Photoshop World - Boston 2007. Slideshow at title link above.

I worked hard to get to go to this Soup2Nuts (see post below for details of the event). It was with help from George Jardine that I finally managed to buy my tickets and go. Thank you George!

I was very glad to get to meet the people associated with the development of Lightroom pictured in the Slideshow, as well as Andrew Rodney, a stallwart of the LR User to User Forum as well as the Knolls and Shelly Katz and Katrin Eismann.

Jeff Schewe lived up to his reputation. I am also glad to have met him. :)


Click on the title for the accompanying image gallery.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Another Olde Photo!

A picture of me playing a Jew's/Jaw Harp at the Van Hoyt's Fiddler's Convention appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal and Sunday Sentinel and Rolling Stone No. 87 of July 22, 1971. The one with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on the cover.

Monday, March 19, 2007

New Polysemania Blog

I am moving my old psm.html Polysemania page to the blogesphere. Same content, but more visible and with space for comments.

See you there!


Monday, February 12, 2007

My High Stepping Dancing Days

Yes, I was once known as "Dancing Don". It is something I did a lot of at one time. From Square Dancing (High School with my Sister) to rocking out to the music of the '60s and '70s to free form dancing , soft-shoe to Jazz.

My all time high point was dancing around a smokey fire to George Pegram, Rounders Record #0001.

If any of you remember those Van Hoyt Brothers annual Bluegrass Concerts at Union Grove, NC, please post!


Friday, February 9, 2007

In Photo Days of Yore!

I recieved this 31 year old image from my Sister today. I am using a Yashica D that I had used for a few years, loaned to me by her.

This it at "The Wall" on Hope Street in Bristol, RI on that Fourth of July day. Bristol has been celebrating the Fourth longer than any other place in the USA. The center line of the Parade Route is Permanantly painted Red, White and Blue.

I still wear the same 4 inch cresent wrench with my work clothes. This is the year ('76) when Police gassed that spot because someone through a bottle into the parade. (Remember post Vietnam. I had only been out of the service less tahn a year. My Family got gassed along with the "rioters".

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Wishing Wells

Check out my Sister's Websites in the Family Links! She is a topnotch Woodworker building Rattles and Keyboard Instruments. Her Family has a band, the WishingWells!


Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Soup2Nuts and PSW - Boston

I'll be there! I am especially excited to go the the Soup2Nuts on the Pre-Confrence day, April 3rd. It is in part a charity fund-raiser for Bruce Fraser's widow.

Soup2Nuts NEW!12:00pm - 6:00pm | Price: $199
w/ Ruth Knoll, Thomas Knoll, and George Jardine

Soup2Nuts - You’ll enjoy an enlightening afternoon of light banter on the new features and functions of Adobe Lightroom. A highlight of the afternoon is a panel discussion, moderated by George Jardine, Adobe’s Lightroom guru, covering the design process behind the new user interface and features of Lightroom. Joining George with be Thomas Knoll as well as other pundits and experts. Join us with your laptop and the latest version of Lightroom installed, for a hands on workshop to end any confusion and ignite your enthusiasm for the next generation of digital photography.
Hope to see you there!


Sunday, February 4, 2007

First Post!

Just getting started. Still tweeking the look and adding elements.

I'll be rotating photos and the like as I go along.

Thank you for visiting my blog.