Friday, August 22, 2014

Olympus global photo contest

Olympus is kicking off a big photo contest, obviously for Olympus users.

Probably many thousands are going to compete, so it won't be the easiest one to win. But it's easy and free to enter, so why not?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

From a Tuesday afternoon

Sony RX100 II, auto.
As a technical aside, the second picture, girl with a ladder: It's taken indoors with a pocket camera... on tele-setting! (100mm-equivalent)... *and* it is cropped rather a lot. And yet the grain in the door is fully sharp. Amazing camera.

By the way, I used at least three different settings on the zoom for these. Even a 3- or 4-X zoom on a camera really boost its usefulness, in my view.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How the sun sees you

Bert and I talked about how skin is transparent in varying degrees to light of different wavelength, and he found this video, showing latent stuff like freckles showing up on an ultraviolet camera.