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Old 01-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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Here is a nice lens to use if you take your own landscaping shots. A fisheye will allow everything to be in the frame it just might give a slightly distorted look.
You gotta back off on the fisheye a little. The guy that takes my lawn pics also uses a fisheye lens but it's not quite that aggressive. It's fisheye but it's real subtle. Here's an example. You can see it if you look at the picnic table. I don't want to put my pic in your thread so here's a link.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...17&postcount=5

Fisheye makes for great looking pics though.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:35 PM
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I appreciate the tip!

I play with all kinds of lenses all the time as the local store allows me to rent ridiculous lenses for like 40 bucks a weekend. I am also an amateur photographer ( I teach it in my school). Here is a link to a few of my photos:

http://500px.com/chrisstein/photos
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:44 PM
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Simple patio

Sometimes you get a fancy job and sometimes you just get to put down a plain patio and give the area some clean lines.

Here is a small patio I did this summer using techo parisian. This shot is waiting for the deck contractor and hot tub contractor to show up. I much prefer random pattern stone as this modified herringbone was difficult to lay and keep the lines looking good.

I had to move a large shed and clear out a bunch of debris, old landscaping beds, and outdoor remnants to make this on happen.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:59 PM
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A small 2 day planting for a newly purchased home

friend of the family job I did....
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:39 PM
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Getting ready to move a shed with the mt52

Used a friends mt52 to move a 10x12 shed. Used eye bolts and chain to drag it to a better location in the yard. I was surprised how well the mt52 did.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:30 PM
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Late winter means design time!

Working with a pool contractor and a customer to get a pool, hardscaping, plantings, and vinyl fence installed.

Today I had my third meeting with the couple and showed 4 concept drawings done on the ipad with the sketchbook app. I love being able to hop on a plane with a few documents and bang out 4 sketches in a few hours. The ipad is so thin and light and the program is incredible for shading and showing concepts. What a time saver the ipad has been!

Here are 2 of the concept sketches I presented today. I mounted them on board and printed copies for both the husband and wife. They liked the simplistic design and I filled them in on all the particular stone and plant choices with pictures on card stock of what I had chosen and why.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:47 PM
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is sketchup for mac laptops and desktops and ipads or only desktop/laptops? id love to have it on my ipad.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:06 PM
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wait...

Sketchup is only on laptops and desktops right now although the rumor is they are bringing a version to the iPad....

-chris
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:15 PM
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Anything you know to do similar such as taking a picture of the current landscape and putting notes or drawing over it?
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:42 PM
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Use sketchbook pro....

Sure I use sketchbook pro and take a pic with the ipad and then create a layer with the pictures, here is how:

1. Take pic with ipad or use a better camera and import it into sketchbook pro.
2. in the upper right corner choose the layer button and make 2 layers.
3. Make the picture you took one layer and adjust the opacity to 50%.
4. Then use the other layer to draw over the top.

It works awesome and here is an example:



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