More photos …
I’m taking a Canadian Solar Institute course at Earth Rangers. Mario, the instructor, has quite a nifty photoblog: Mario Borsato – Nature Photo Blog. Here’s a close encounter with a timber wolf he had:
Mario’s company is Soleil Power Canada, if you’re needing solar installation or training.
(image copyright 2010, Mario Borsato.)
I went to Photosynth, and saw this:
|Focal Length:||35 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0 EV|
Unless you really like spiders, I don’t recommend you see my picture spider in the basement.
I see that you can now view WWII historical imagery in Google Earth. Yes, there’s Dresden, Hamburg and Warsaw. But what about Clydebank, Coventry, London? Yes, it wouldn’t have been allied imagery, but we were bombed too.
Talk about displacement activity: in the week or so before selling the house and upping and off to Canada, I scanned and converted the Weston Master V Exposure Meter and Invercone Instruction Book to HTML.
I’ve recently taken up film photography again. But processing is expensive.
To have 24 exposures processed and scanned at 6MP at Downtown Camera costs $12 + tax. That’s a pretty good price for black and white.
I can process at home (yay stinky toxic chemicals!) for a bit less. I’d need to buy a scanner, and the cheapest film scanners come in at around $300.
What to do, what to do?
Lucky, in her favourite snoozing space, 1994.
At the corner of Warden & Steeles, there was a little farm. It’s gone now. I think they were better at growing than spelling.
Just spent a pleasant morning munging gps data and photos using Prune. It has allowed me to edit a complex GPS track, add many photos, correctly correlate them to GPS locations, and save it all back out in a variety of useful formats.
I see that the author is talking about producing a native KDE version. Noooo! I like my Java. It runs everywhere.
(Incidentally, I see that with the recent software update, the Blackberry Curve will now geotag images from the camera. It’s now a really good “I was here” device – coming close to the “Utensil” that Robyn Hitchcock spoke about years ago.)
I’ve just started using Picasa, and its ease of use is great. It does all you (well, okay, I) really need of a photo editor, with some nice effects. It also does cool things like handle raw images, and uses Google Earth to geotag images. Here’s one I prepared earlier: