Will update this post more, but here is an epic example of why flash photography at an aquarium is a bad idea: Photo ruined by someone’s popup flash. As you can see, I was unlucky enough to have taken my shot at the same time as someone firing off their popup flash. Yes, I can really see the value add of using your pop up flash in an aquarium… against a large 2 story window. That glare really adds to […]
Recently, I came across this post from PetaPixel about JPEGmini It details a company that has come up with a way to optimize an image so that it visually looks virtually identical to the original, but takes up a fraction of the original file size.That’s awesome! I even tested it against some image files: Black Sea Nettles – JPEG shrunk using custom algorithm. 24 megapixel JPEG / 12MB in size => 1.6MB resulting file after JPEGmini. 12 megapixel JPEG / […]
Long exposure shot of Los Angeles and its downtown towers, a photo by wingtangwong on Flickr. During a recent trip to Los Angeles, I visited the Griffith Observatory with my family and got a chance to use my tripod to do some night photography. This long exposure shot of the city skyline was amazing to behold and alot of fun to shoot.
This is a followup to my previous article, “Managing Resources – Part I“. It’s been half a year since I wrote that article and it has been a mixed blessing kind of trip. So, here are some of my thoughts from the attempt at managing my storage through complexity, and my thoughts going forward. How Did It Go? If you read part 1, you’ll note I went with a big box, lots of cpu cores, ram, and storage. I […]
As one might have read, Sony is going to be announcing their A77 DSLR, which is the replacement for the A700 DSLR. A good deal of expectation is being heaped on this new camera and for me, some extra money will be spent in addition to the cost of the camera itself. Memory Cards I’m a consumate user of compact flash. I own and use PhotoFast 16GB and 32GB cards, both rated at 533X. They are great performers and are […]