Some sort of growth on a evergreen. I THINK they are nuts. I'm not sure.
I liked the bokeh in the back.
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
Sunday, October 24, 2010
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.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
But I note a change. yesterday, I got a whopping six clicks...and made three cents. Today, I got one, and it was worth more than a dollar.
Random chance, or "awareness check" you be the judge.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Anyone have any idea how I can fix that? Because...yeah. That's not cutting it. There's gotta be some way to set limits. Or something.
Bubbles, I was going by legal definitions, not artists slang...I have no idea.
But by that standard, this is the first piece of "graphiti" i've posted. And I'm not quite sure If I should blur her boobs or not. Eh fuck it. It's art, not porn.
But I click the "read in google reader" hoping that it will take me to a magical land where it's easier to go through reading posts. It is, but..barely. I have to click to comment, and it adds another two or three mouse gestures and clicks to my day, per post. Bad google.
I also discovered that, in a part of google I've never even SEEN before...I'm following all SORTS of crap I've never heard of, most of which, however, are related to my interests. Google is fucking creepy. WTF google. WTF.
Also. I don't care if it's free-form or stencils. It's graphiti. The act of spray painting on public property is graphiti.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Went out to the Albany bulb today. Lots of walking, some photos. My feet hurt.
Daytona Jones. Canon has the D after the number. the 20D, in this case. If it's on the lens, take a clean class cloth and wipe it gently. If it's on the sensor...that's a more complicated situation.
Slumph, No, scaffolding is not CG.
Jram Actually, about six years in backlog, or so...something like 30 gigs. I shoot a lot sometimes, and sometimes it goes months before I pick up a camera.
As for whoever requested more graphiti...it's coming, in a bit. Shot some today.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Lycosa. If I backed up an inch, you would have seen nothing but bare wood. The lens of the camera was pressed up against that crack..and the image wouldn't have worked any other way. And fuck the rule of thirds. It's a useful guidelines for some shots, that would have done nothing for me here... People keep harping "rule of thirds, rule of thirds, rule of thirds". Capture the image that's interesting. The rule of thirds, and other, less commonly parroted guidelines are just that. Guidelines. Tricks to help frame shots if you're having trouble.
I was focusing on the house behind, not the flowers and the foreground. Thus, they are blurry.
The image was shot through a 1/4 inch gap in a fence. There was literally no other way to shoot it. I could have centered the gap a bit, but as I was you know. Shooting through someones fence, I kinda didn't want to stand around all day...I don't like being arrested.
Also, looking at a larger sized image, there isn't anyone in the windows.
Monday, October 4, 2010
No photoshop. I brought up the darks slightly in lightroom, but that only affected the shadows, not the color. Actually, it's a bit dimmer in the photo than it looked in real life.
Somewhere in Berkeley CA. Not sure exactly where.
Yes. I've taken every photo posted on this blog, as yet, and will state clearly if I ever post anything that is not my own work.
As for the comments on the pot roast from the mushroom haters...Skip the cream of mushroom soup and mushrooms, add a couple of carrots cut into wedges about two-three inches long, and add a little more water. The gravy isn't quite as good, but it's still fantastic.