Posted on July 23, 2002

  • I took some time off last week to entertain my father and four brothers who had driven out from Illinois. It was my Dad’s first real visit to California and I think everyone had a pretty good time. I know I did.

    On Sunday, before they were set to drive off, my Dad asked to see how I worked. We gathered around my workstation and I fired up Lightwave. I whipped up some simple rock formations and he seemed fairly impressed. After they left I sat down, refined things somewhat, and ended up this morning with an image I actually liked. The result, entitled “Fissure”, is now up on the new images page. It’s still in the early stages, but I hope you like it.

    Thanks everyone for your comments regarding image brightness. The majority of you confirmed what I think to be the best course of action: to keep making images like I always have. There’s little hope of me perfectly matching brightness on everyone’s monitor. Some people wisely suggested that one could download a graphics editor (I recommend the freeware Ifranview for the PC) and adjust the brightness, contrast, and/or gamma to fit one’s particular screen. This is probably the only way to please everyone.