Saturday, July 08, 2006

Flagstones


These last five images where all shot within 200 meters and ten minutes of each other.

Greenleaves

Canon Ixus 60


Canon Ixus 60
(In the US it is called Canon PowerShot SD600)

It is beautiful and really small, even smaller than my beloved Fuji F10, and has the same image quality. Pin sharp lens, low grain, six megapixels.
Actually: only five years ago, a revolutionary camera was the Canon D30. For the first time, three megapixels became available for a somewhat affordable price: $3,000! Six years ago that would have cost you something like three times as much.
Today I can buy a pocket camera with twice the resolution for $300! It staggers the mind.

Update: I just tested the low-light capability: another positive surprise. 200 ISO is practically the same quality as 100 ISO, 400 ISO is very good, and even 800 ISO is usable, which is highly unusual on such a compact camera. On my much larger Nikon 8400, even ISO 200 is very grainy. Big cudos to Canon for this development. (This was the raison d'etre of the Fuji F10, but it seems they are getting competition now.)

Friday, July 07, 2006

keepclear

Shadows

These last two pictures are from today, taken with my new Canon Ixus 60. I had no idea Canon had continued to improve the Ixus, this one is great. Really compact, nice mechanical feel and looks, really good usability (for instance in show mode the zoom lever zooms in on the picture!). And really high picture quality. It is probably the best carry-everywhere camera I know of.

yellowblackwhite

By the way, y'all are invited to comment on the artwork. Feedback is good for the artist, especially comments about specific aspects of the work.
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Art by Eolake Stobblehouse. (Graphic is clickable.)
Museum grade prints available, 40x50 cm, pigment on fine art watercolor paper.
Signed and numbered, limited edition ten prints only. US$ 95 + s/h.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

La Vie En Rouge

By the way, y'all are invited to comment on the artwork. Feedback is good for the artist, especially comments about specific aspects of the work.
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Art by Eolake Stobblehouse. (Graphic is clickable.)
Museum grade prints available, 40x50 cm, pigment on fine art watercolor paper.
Signed and numbered, limited edition ten prints only. US$ 95 + s/h.

Bling-bling

Okay, so I don't know what "bling-bling" means. Ask me if I care. :)

Update:
This post was just to celebrate that I am over caring about whether I am Hip or not.
But after a couple of comments, I got curious and looked up bling-bling.

Brilliance

I have a friend who considers himself brilliant. The problem is that you can't dismiss it as charming buffoonery, since he actually is brilliant. So that makes it immodesty, which of course we can't permit.

Update: Yes, this was a joke. Satire or something.
Me, I am not a modest person. I think I'm friggin brilliant.
But here is the rub: I think you are friggin brilliant too. And I think you should *think* you are friggin brilliant. And allow yourself to say so!

The world molds to our thoughts. Especially our own abilities, obviously. So if we give in to pressure to think less of ourselves, we become less. If we think more of ourselves, we become more.

Some people feel that if somebody appear to be impressed by himself and talk a lot about his own work, that makes *them* feel smaller... !
I think if this is the case, then they better work on their own self-confidence instead of trying to stiffle that of the other person.

Second update: Following a good comment by Lucid, I want to add:
Ego is an ugly thing, causing us much pain in so many ways. But I have a strong feeling that suppressing the ego is what creates the ego.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The bride stripped bare by her carebears

Thanks to Christos for recommending the Rosetta Stone course. I am studying French with it, and it is lots easier than it was in school.

And thanks to my friends Jonathan and Laurie for recommending memory foam beds, not the least Tempur. And thanks to myself for being able these days to get a top model. I haven't gotten it yet, but by all indications it will really be a big boon for my sleep and my back. I know a waterbed is, and this is even better. Tempur foam is the original NASA memory foam, and is made in my home country Denmark. I am really looking forward to getting it.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Enchanted World


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Leaf/beetle


Art by Eolake Stobblehouse. (Graphic is clickable.)
Museum grade prints available, 40x50 cm, pigment on fine art watercolor paper.
Signed and numbered, limited edition ten prints only. US$ 95 + s/h.