Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Wenqing Yan specializes in digital art but also enjoys traditional watercolor, sculpting, and origami.

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

Digital Illustrations by Wenqing Yan

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Prints & Posters

Posters and Prints

It took me a while to figure all this PayPal stuff out but I now have posters and prints available for sale on this blog!

Each poster will be printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper which boasts superb color reproduction and a standard archival value of 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage. Most orders will ship in 48 hours. All posters will be shipped flat in a very secure padded cardboard container to protect your poster during transport. To keep things simple there is a flat shipping charge regardless of the number of posters ordered.

If you would like to order a fine art print or poster of any image posted on my blog, please contact me via the “Contact” page on this blog and I’ll send you a price list to look over.

Thanks for all your support!

Jeff

Posted in Photography Tagged: Posters and Prints

Landscape Photography – More Neutral Density Filter Magic

Remember the days before Photoshop? When the photographer used his skill and experience to capture an image even though the scene was far beyond the film’s dynamic range? When “post” (post capture processing) meant pushing or pulling during film development or dodging and burning during enlargement? When a graduated neutral density filter could span the four or five stop difference between the foreground and the sky? When the photographer spent hour after glorious hour behind the camera, trying out different color filters, different speed film stock and different exposure combinations in his or her quest for a decent image?

In some ways I miss those days and find myself now spending more and more time trying to get back to my photographic roots. No, I don’t miss the cost, mess and hassle of film development and darkroom work, but I do miss the time spent behind the camera working on various techniques to perfect my craft. These days I seem to spend four hours in Lightroom and Photoshop for every hour behind the camera. I’ll be the first to admit it. I love digital imagery but not the tedium of post capture processing. Sorting and keywording is obviously important but boring beyond belief. Processing RAW files into finished JPEGs is more interesting but after a while, even the allure of CS4 begins to fade.

Take this image for example. I could have spent hours using various Lightroom/Photoshop techniques creating an acceptable image from a RAW file where the dynamic range of the scene far exceeded my camera’s capabilities. Yes, I could have bracketed three to seven exposures and blended these into an HDR image in Photomatix. Or I could employ a simple 4-stop, soft, graduated neutral density filter to tame this scene’s dynamic range to show the incredible cloud cover over these rolling hills in central Texas on a hot July afternoon. It took me four or five exposures before I got the image I wanted “in camera”, but the resultant RAW file took only seconds to process in Lightroom before the scene looked as I remembered it.

Here’s the important part! I enjoyed creating this image “in camera” much more than I usually do with images I have to “fix” in Lightroom or Photoshop. It took longer to capture this image but far less time to post process and for me, the enjoyment of photography is being behind the camera looking through the viewfinder.

Packsaddle Mountain

Clouds Over Packsaddle Mountain – Kingsland, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 47mm, f/11 for 1/200th of a second using a Singh-Ray 4-Stop/Soft graduated neutral density filter. Shot at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 50D, Landscape Photography, Texas Landscapes

20 Free PSD UI Kits For Designers

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Resources are every designer’s most valued and cherished treasures. Designers turn to these treasured resources when they begin to or are in the middle of making a project; that is there is always need of perfect resources to help make a fresher and unique layout in a shorter time span. One of the most important features of resources is UI kits; these kits enable the designers to complete their websites and softwares in a shorter period of time and with different and fresh components which adds to the charm of any website and makes it more appealing. UI kits not only provide with ready-made elements for a website but also help the designers in thinking up a theme to follow for their designs which quicken the process of creating a website. UI kits are customizable and adjust beautifully to the designer’s need and vision; just a bit of tweaking and the design is good to go.

Today’s article spotlights the best available UI kits over the net and their being free of cost only adds to their appeal. This collection consists of all the latest and skillfully handpicked UI kits to bring you the best resources. These UI kits follow various themes to cater to different kinds of designs and are easily manageable to blend in beautifully with the imagination of designers.

If you like these Free PSD UI Kits, you might also like:

  • Free PSD Web UI Elements
  • Useful Free PSD Files for Designers
  • High Quality Free PSD Files

Red UI Kit

Red UI Kit

Colorful Flat UI Elements

Colorful Flat UI Elements

Ui Kit

Ui Kit

Flat UI Kit PSD Freebie

Flat UI Kit PSD Freebie

Android KitKat Ui Kit

Android KitKat Ui Kit

Minimal UI Kit

Minimal UI Kit

Free UI Kit

Free UI Kit

Free UI Kit PSD

Free UI Kit PSD

Transparent UI kit

Transparent UI kit

Ui Kit [Free Psd]

Ui Kit [Free Psd]

Free PSD Ui Kit

Free PSD Ui Kit

Banana Free UI Kit

Banana Free UI Kit

Free Clean UI Kit

Free Clean UI Kit

Login UI kit for iOS

Login UI kit for iOS

Full dashboard UI PSD

Full dashboard UI PSD

Superminimal

Superminimal

Re – Free UI kit for apps

Re - Free UI kit for apps

Dark UI Kit

Dark UI Kit

Business UI KIT

Business UI KIT

iOS8 UI Kit For Sketch

iOS8 UI Kit For Sketch

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Waheed Akhtar
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20 Best Free jQuery Plugins

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jQuery plugins represent extremely well scripted/ coded JavaScript and CSS libraries to make a website more exciting. All the website developers and designers know importance and power of jQuery plugins. These plugins include different effects like carousel sliders, animated sliders, image galleries, navigation menus with great animated effects to impress the users and many other interactive and responsive website components. jQuery plugins can be downloaded from the internet and their source code can be easily included in the website wherever it is required. Hence it is very flexible and adjusts to the rest of the website design making the website more interesting and intriguing to explore for the users. These plugins allow some control to the users over the website which in turn provides the viewers with amazing experience which makes them explore the entire website and stay longer at it. To get to the top best jQuery plugins the website developers scour the internet but it’s not always possible for them to search so much as it is indeed hard to find the plugin that works best with their website.

Therefore today we have brought together a collection of the latest jQuery plugins that are excellent to be used in a variety of designs. Their code is flawless and can be easily manipulated to suite your own project so that it becomes a powerful site.

If you like these best free jQuery plugins, you might also like:

  • Free Responsive HTML5 Templates
  • Learn WordPress Development

FooTable

FooTable is a jQuery plugin that aims to make HTML tables on smaller devices look awesome – No matter how many columns of data you may have in them.

( Demo | Download )

FooTable

RowGrid.js

A small, lightweight jQuery plugin for placing items in straight rows.

( Demo | Download )

RowGrid.js

Flat jQuery Price Slider

This jQuery price slider to select range of prices which help you vastly in your development and design projects.

( Demo | Download )

Flat jQuery Price Slider

Slidebars

( Demo | Download )

Slidebars

Gmaps

GMaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way. No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.

( Demo | Download )

Gmaps

Form Chimp

A customizable MailChimp ajax plugin for jQuery, provides an easy and lightweight way to let your users sign up to your MailChimp list.

( Demo | Download )

Form Chimp

Owlcarousel

Owl Carousel.Touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create beautiful responsive carousel slider.

( Demo | Download )

Owlcarousel

Jquery Spellchecker

https://github.com/badsyntax/jquery-spellchecker/archive/master.zip

( Demo | Download )

Jquery Spellchecker

Email Autocomplete

A jQuery plugin that suggests and autocompletes the domain whenever your users type in an email address field.

( Demo | Download )

Email Autocomplete

Chart.js

Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers.

( Demo | Download )

Chart.js

Sortable

Sortable – is a minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers and touch devices. No jQuery.

( Demo | Download )

Sortable

Scattered Polaroids Gallery

A flat-style Polaroid gallery where the items are scattered randomly in a container. When a specific item is selected, it will move to the middle while the other Polaroids will make space for it by moving to the sides.

( Demo | Download )

Scattered Polaroids Gallery

Interact.js

( Demo | Download )

Interact.js

Limit Slider

jQuery slider extension forcing gaps and order for any number of handles.

( Demo | Download )

Limit Slider

Font IconPicker

( Demo | Download )

Font IconPicker

ClassyLoader

( Demo | Download )

ClassyLoader

Share Button

Simple, light, flexible, and good-looking share button.

( Demo | Download )

Share Button

Fluidbox

( Demo | Download )

Fluidbox

Blindify

A jQuery plugin which creates a slideshow featuring a blinds effect transitioning.

( Demo | Download )

Blindify

Draggabilly

( Demo | Download )

Draggabilly

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Texas Autumn Landscape Safari

I’m putting together the final schedule for the Texas Landscape Safari that will take place in the Texas Hill Country this fall when the colors begin to change. I should have the schedule finalized within the next few weeks and the participant worksheet posted on this blog at that time. The plan right now is to shoot at the following state parks and key locations during the four day workshop.

  • Colorado Bend State Park in Bend, Texas
  • Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet, Texas
  • Packsaddle Mountain near Kingsland, Texas
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City, Texas
  • McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, Texas

I’ll have lots more information posted in the nest few weeks but one thing to keep in mind is that most of the best locations will require some hiking over terrain like this. A good pair of hiking shoes and strong back may be required! But hey, if an old fart like me can do it, so can you!

Rough Trail

Rough Trail – Bend, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM hand-held. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/8 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 40D, Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Landscapes

Texas Landscape Safari – Gorman Falls

Here is one of the incredible sights you can expect to photograph if you decide to join me on this fall’s Texas Landscape Safari. The beauty of Gorman Falls in the Colorado Bend State Park near Lampasas, Texas is truly unmatched in all the Texas Hill Country. It’s like climbing down a steep Texas gorge into a tropical rain forest. Unexpected and wonderful!

Moss & Rocks

Moss & Rocks – Gorman Falls, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 105mm, f/8 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Colorado Bend State Park, Landscape Photography, Texas Landscapes

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