Thursday, June 30, 2005

remembering a tropical sunrise

I can't believe this is slipping under the radar

It still seems like a well kept secret, but you can now post your photos directly as you enter your blog. Find out how from Blogger Help : How do I post pictures?

You just need to be in compose mode and click on the picture icon. You get a couple of formating options and you can browse for an image on your own computer or use a URL to link to an image already on the web. However I'm not sending hello or flickr to the software fridge just yet.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


my unofficial flickr ID
my fickr badge, originally uploaded by imageo.

It just goes to show how geeky "on-line" digital photographers really are. The Flickr Blog only mentioned the tools to make your own unofficial flickr ID tag yesterday and today there is a group of over 853 memebers, who have aleardy made their own ID. (including me)

Expect to see laminated versions worn as the new "nerd" fashion accessory.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The limits of 3X zoom

A heron fishes at dusk

One of the limitation of the non SLR digital cameras, is the expectation of zoom lens capabilities. My olympus has a 3X optical zoom. It is good and I like it but I just could not get close enough to this heron, as the dusk light failed.

Whilst I do have a further 3X "digital zoom", which just zooms in on the center of the images in the carema. I seldom use it because images are usually blurred, It is very hard to hand hold the camera steady enough, especially in low light conditions. so it is normally turned off. As you zoom in the amout of light avaialable for the exposure is less and the exposure required longer and risk of movement blurr greater

That doesn't worry me because I now I can always zoom in, using a cropping tool, after the photo is taken.

Post Process Zoom: Image cropped on the computer using picasa

Sunday, June 12, 2005

watching the waves break

frame 1

Frame 2 (cropped)

Frame 3 (cropped)
there is something very peacefull and satisfying in watching the surf roll in. It is not such an easy subject to photograph, especially given "the delay" in digital cameras. You see the waves and tides wait for no one, as a certain King Kanute can tell you. Using mutli-exposure mode, usually indicted by an icon showing a series of simple overlayed rectangles, gives you the opporutunity to follow the action in a set of consecutive frames. The number of frames usually depends on your cameras memory and image resolution. A few cameras let you set the time between exposures.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Getting Wetter

one of the consequences of urbanization and all the hard surfaces, is when the first decent rains do come, all the polutants of modern life collected and washed off, i suspect at least some of this of this film proabably also comes from algae.

I was looking at abstract composition again here, so i moved in very close

Friday, June 03, 2005

Some rain

The mild start to winter seems to sugget the grought is goig to continue, but at least ist beeen raining in south gippsland

An abstract composition in puddles