bmaestas (Brad Maestas)


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Man arrested following accidents with two vehicles

Nice one, Rikki!

April 2, 2011 at 2:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pair arrested after call to Walmart

I agree. The headline could have been more clearly expressed.

January 2, 2011 at 12:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Working with Kodachrome

BTW, those looking to scan their Kodachrome (or have it scanned) should be aware of some of its quirks. If you don't want a nasty blue cast to your output you will either have to use a specific Kodachrome color profile provided by your scanning software or by using an IT8 profile obtained by using a special Kodachrome calibration target. There are also limitations to using infrared channel dust removal tools like Digital ICE.

January 1, 2011 at 11:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Working with Kodachrome

I still do the majority of my work with film and develop and scan at home. I mainly shoot Kodak Tri-X but every so often I'll shoot with color negative portrait film or, as in years past, the beloved and unparalleled Kodachrome.

One thing worth mentioning is the completely unique way in which the film is processed and its unparalleled archival stability. What is left out of recent articles is how much it differs from normal transparency film and how much more difficult and time-consuming processing it is. In normal slide film the color dyes are integrated into the emulsion whereas with Kodachrome, the dyes are added one at a time during processing.

Those looking for modern alternatives to Kodachrome should consider Kodak Ektachrome E100G and Fuji Provia and Astia. So far I am liking Astia the most. (Kodachrome 4x5s)

This is a well-known Kodachrome shot of Piccadilly CIrcus c.1949. This recent scan shows the amazing archival stability of the Kodachrome dyes. This 60-year-old slide could have been taken yesterday!

RIP Kodachrome

January 1, 2011 at 11:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cart complaint

That's the way the cart wranglers get back at you for taking them for granted. You see, in the beginning it was just an unfortunate side effect of efficient corralling - fast approach speeds and the eventual momentum of dozens of carts created a compression effect still unknown at the time. Several years of intensive laboratory trials were conducted by Dr. Bubbles in Nova Scotia and a paper was eventually published outlining the particular metallurgical properties of various carts and their associated friction and compression coefficients when stacked together. After the paper was published and the information was interpreted and disseminated by the CWI (Cart Wranglers International), the cart wranglers of the world finally had the science to back up the perfect outlet for their grievances against society. Don't bother asking one of them. They will feign ignorance. I've said too much.

December 29, 2010 at 2:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Man's Dog Shot to Death

So much know-it-all speculation and sideways tangents. What happened here was disgusting. Have a heart.

December 11, 2010 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man disarmed, arrested after making threats with gun

More like macaroon!

October 17, 2010 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Possible covered wagon wheel discovered in Kansas River east of Second Street

Nice find, Luke! You really are a media whore. :D

October 9, 2010 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man arrested after pointing gun at girlfriend

You know, it's the darndest thing...punctuating my threats with a gun in my hand really seems to get my point across.

September 26, 2010 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man convicted of repeatedly raping child

Oh. I had no idea. I had only this article to draw upon and she wasn't mentioned at all. Duly noted.

September 23, 2010 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )