Settlers Originally uploaded by eidolon Back from NJ, a few friends over, family together. Let’s play Settlers. It’s good to be home.
Today I am full of Mad Love for DigiKam, the photo manager distributed with KDE. I’ve been using it off and on for a few years, and for one reason or another, I would stray away and use manual file copies for a while. As of about a year ago though, I’ve moved to usingRead More
I have a lot of pictures in my photo archive on Flickr. Occasionally some wag comes along and goes “Dude, you should use Picasaweb!, cuz, it’s like, Google!” Ohhkay. Today I got a link to a friends’ photo album on Picasa, so went to check it out. Alas, I see more of what Google isRead More
This is pretty durned cool. A fellow has whipped up a sort of digital kaleidoscope that streams audio from Radio Paradise and generates a topical video montage using video from YouTube and images from Flickr. Sometimes it’s rather striking, sometimes it’s just weird. Check it out at DionLeroux.com.
For the last year or so, I’ve been contemplating what my next stages in my pursuit of photographic excellence will look like. I’m not quite ready to take the route Terry was able to go, and Diana has been going for a while – I just can’t plunk down the $500-$1000 I’d need to getRead More
So the ongoing project right now is to upload all 4000-some odd photos that I have stored on various machines up to my Flickr account. The sheer volume of images is quite staggering, as each uploaded pic has to be put into the appropriate set and tagged. Some of the uploading tools have been somewhatRead More
Tripped over BigHugeLabs tonight while flitting around Flickr. They have a profile widget that generates a nifty little summary bar – this is automatically updated every 1/2 hour… Cute…
Found this while browsing . An article on discover.com talks about photography techniques for taking pictures of real things that come out looking like toys. The images on that page are in fact the ‘real’ buildings and ships, they just look like they’re in a 60’s Godzilla movie.
Over the last few years I’ve been learning more and more about digital photography and what is necessary to take a decent picture. What I’ve been ignoring up until now is the importance of post-processing. To me that’s something folks do in magical tools like Photoshop using mystical hand-waving and “File->Picture->Make Better” type operations. ButRead More
hedgerow Originally uploaded by eidolon. Winter in the Boston ‘burbs. Along Rt 27 near the house (see next picture) was a set of trees sculpted by the local BMW dealer to hide their storage lot. I found the contrast of the snow, the trees, and the sky fascinating.
From a pointer noted on gdaniels‘ LJ.
It’s rare that I find an online service that I really get sunk into right off the bat, but Flickr.com has me totally roped in. Some friends of mine have been using it for general picture sharing, and although I knew a bit about it, my experience with other picture sites (Shutterfly, some others) hasRead More
Inspired by this pool on Flickr, I decided to do some digital camera geeking of my own. This is the end result. I title it “Time To Do The Laundry”. I’ll add it to the flickr pool tomorrow. Right now I’m too tired and I killed the batteries on my camera during this process. IRead More
I spent some time yesterday walking an abandoned rail line in Sudbury, MA. I’d been there once before and remembered the bridge. I didn’t however count on the runoff from all the rain we’ve had lately, so the water was very high (the big I-beams that support the bridge were half submerged). Also, late summerRead More
This is just too cool. Havel and Ruck will create a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses will be peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progresses eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exitingRead More