Dirt accumulated on a roof, plants grow. The pipes...I have no idea why they were there, really.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
And at Les. No, it's not a food blog...though I do eat, and sometimes I like what I eat enough to take a picture.
As for the 'can't cook" Trust me. I used to be like that. Cooking is easy. Have an oven? Get a quality meat thermometer. Get some good recopies. Go get a crockpot. I recommend this Hamilton Beach 33967 Set 'n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker . It's less than $50, and you can cook any number of things in there...If you don't get that model, make sure you get one that's programmable. You do not want something with a dial...A programmable crockpot you set for the time you want, it cooks, and nothing gets burned..and you can be cooking while out of the house all day after ten-twenty minutes of prep. Go get a two-three pound chunk of beef. Cheapest chunk of roast in the store is best for this. Brown it. Chop up some potatoes, toss in a can of cream of mushroom soup. Set for five hours. Congratulations, you're a cook.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Monday, November 8, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
What not to do when taking panorama photos.
First, remember to hold your camera somewhat level, and take photos in a rectangle, no matter how many frames high, of the area you want to photograph. Do not taper like a triangle, leaving out a good swath of amazing cloud, like is cropped out of this image at the bottom.
Second, remember to figure out what the right settings are on manual...because aperture priority mode, while good, is not perfect. Every shot will be different.
That last one? That's the most important to get right. Otherwise you end up with this.
There's this storm tunnel drain I know of. I really, really need to get a skateboard to go explore it.
Why a skateboard? Have YOU ever tried crawling for miles and miles on wet, curved, concrete? Shit hurts, son.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Secondly. Bubbles. I care, because I generate my own content. I would not like it if someone took my work, and posted it elsewhere without credit. There are a few points of view on this subject.
I don't say I own the work, I just post it, that's ok, right?. The answer? no. It's not ok. Technically speaking, this is still a violation of copyright, with or without credit, by law. Publishing a image on the internet, for free, is, still, technically publishing...I don't happen to have a problem with re-posting with credit. It's like free advertisement.
It's not for profit, so it's legal. Again...no.
And then you have the viewpoint of most people who actually create their own content. "Oh, hey. That's mine. And that person got twenty five comments on it...and not one of em even knows who the fuck I am. That's fucked up".
It IS my problem. It is your problem, if you ever create anything. Anyone I know who actually generates their own content, wither it's photographs, digital art work, comics, or freaking statues, dislikes it when their content is used without credit. In that, there are those that dislike it when it's posted at all...and those that don't care about re-posted work. That's a separate issue, to my mind.
So many people seem to think "hey, it's on the internet, I can do whatever I want with it!". This is not the case...it's harmful to artists, and it's irksome to consumers down the line, because if they LIKE a image, they don't have a clue, six re-posts down the line, where to go for more.
First, if you're going to copy and paste an article from another, very popular tech blog. At least give credit. I randomly see dirrect copies of blog posts from gizmodo, for example, with no credit.
Also, if you're posting images? Give credit. it's not your work, and the original creator, whoever it may be, might just want to get some of the feedback that's being posted about their work...I've repeatedly seen images saved directly from deviantart.com, among other websites, and uploaded on blogger.
And Captcha. Why the HELL do people use it? it's irritating, and makes posting comments and feedback on your blogs not worth the effort, most of the time.
Taken up in the foothills of california somewhere.
As for that last image. I doubt it's been removed, as it looks like it's been there a while, and that image was taken yesterday. Unlike this one. Today I'm lazy.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Not just any vine. It's basically a poison oak tree. For scale, that huge knot of branches hanging off that oak looking tree in the foreground? That's about six feet of the ground.
Someone asked what the last image was...out of focus green LED lamp. Actually, the same lamp that made that last textured bit of lighting.
as for my Macro rig...it's a cheep set of extension rings and, for that image my 50mm f1.4
Monday, October 25, 2010
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Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
But I saw these, and was amused. "treating something with Kid gloves" being a classic line, and all..however, taking pictures in toy stores tends to freak the shit out of people, for some reason.
Uh...as for the last post. It was taken at some pet shop, somewhere. That snake I believe was around $300.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Went out a while back. Lovely, lush greens.
As for the last photo..It's not a dirty lens. It's not a lens at all. it's an attempt at a pin hole camera. It can't be focused. It's a thin sheet of aluminum with a pin-prick in it. And the stuff all over it is crap on my sensor. I need to clean it, badly. That's one down-side about pinhole photography...that stuff really shows up.