Fake Chuck Westfall
(Though I thought the pictures I (and Mike Johnston) had selected showed the likeness better, some people actually believed it was me on both.)
Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish bohemian and ne'er-do-well.
Saw this card after an episode of the entertaining Big Bang Theory:
Tommy made these fireworks photos, way cool.
Talking about low light, NeutralDay has tested the new Nikon D3s. Very friggin' impressive. It beats the D3, which was already king of the hill. The images at 16,000 ISO has much less "grain" than the photos I took with the first 400 ASA (~ISO) color film back in the day (late seventies).
The two guys are the same actor, Anders Matthesen, believe it or not.
It just occured to me to test the "night eyes" of my flash and camera. And lookit this! It illuminated the whole damn yard! The building is only illuminated from my camera. That's ridic.
[Update: with bounced-flash samples. Which can be a lot better than direct flash, but which depends on the distance to and color of walls/ceilings, and which can be too directional (deep shadows). Also updated at the bottom with outdoors samples.]
One of my old faves.
Thanks to Signalroom for the new motto, very funny.
Here's Gary Fong giving a quick rundown on using a Canon Flash.
Kindle e-book format hacked, further evidence that DRM is a waste of time, article/post.
... whether we like it or not. It's just human nature, any new technology which can be used sexually, will be, and soon. And it will help fund research for more serious uses too, as it always have.
In the nineties I listened to an 80-hour lecture series on tape with a Walkman, bringing it on walks.
Photo contest: 'Cold' - Ends January 15, 2010 ($100, $50, $25 prizes), on the new Micro Four Thirds forum site.
Update: BTW, I've not used a dedicated flash before... can they be set so the camera measures both the flash and the daylight automatically? And maybe weighted a bit towards one or the other?
Yes! The old William Gibson SF books are finally out as audiobooks on iTunes! I've been waiting for this.
Does anybody know a good, simple web (HTML) WYSIWYG editing application for Macintosh? Userfriendliness is of essence.
I like to have a photo with a thin white or black line and a grey matte. The thin line collects and holds the composition, and the grey makes both shadows and highlights look their best.
Seeing a Twin Lens Reflex camera in the film Snow Angels made me realize that it's one thing I'm missing from my camera "collection". And they are quite beautiful, hefty machines, I think.
Here are three pictures I left out of the Evening Light set, but which I think are worthy.