Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Random Fun Photo!

This picture was kind of made by accident while playing around with another photo. What do you think it looks like? ;-D

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beach Hike Photos (One)

Hey all! I've been quite busy with everything about this page except the posting part, lol. I've added a couple new SideBar gadgets and even a page on Facebook! (I hope the extras don't slow down any of your browsers, if it does, please post something in the "Contact Me" page)
Speaking of Facebook, I added a bunch of new pics on there that I hadn't yet here, so this post is one a few that are going to fix that (minus the Facebook exclusive pics). Enjoy!

Most of these photos were taken on a hike along the beach some time in 2009. They look like dunes because they are, lol. It's pretty awesome to see dunes and ocean in the same shot. I've also been getting better at placing my watermarks, lol.

^This picture was not on that hike, but it is the same beach^

Ocean Spray

The footprints add to the effect, no?

If anyone wants to see them, I have a few just-desert shots that I could show upon request 

Paradise Beach (actual name)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Digital Film (Possible Technology?)

RE-35 Digital-film
I saw an article about a piece of new tech recently that would turn film cameras into digital ones (which is pretty cool).
I have a Konica-Minolta that I could use it in too, but as I was reading into the article and the comments I found out that it was something a company put out as an April Fool's prank, and never intended for actual production.
Here's a bit of the article below and the message from the "inventor" of the technology:

"For photographers who are attached to their analog equipment but can no longer resist the pull of the digital age, RE35 proposes a solution: a digital cartridge that fits into any 35mm camera and connects to your computer via USB.
"The RE-35 cartridge, in place of film, has a pull-out “sensor” that captures the images and saves them to flash memory within the cartridge. When plugged in to a computer, the cartridge charges and transfers images with built-in software."

All in all it sounds like a pretty cool piece of equipment, but here is what the producer had to say about it:

"Thankyou for your enquiry about Re35.
Some good news:
The feedback to our "product" has truly been overwhelming. It seems Re-35 really addresses a need and people worldwide can't seem to wait to get their hands on our "product".

The bad news:
Some things are to good to be true!
Re35 does not really exist. We (the design company Rogge & Pott) created Re35 as an exercise in identity-design. We invented the "product" because it was something that we had wished for for a long time (as many others).
We launched the website and sent out "press releases" on April first - thinking, that the date would make clear, that Re35 is just wishful thinking - a classic April Fools Prank!

All this attention Re35 ist getting might actually be good for something. It proves, that there is a gigantic community of photographers with analog equipment out there that is desperately waiting for a product like this to come along.

We hope there are no hard feelings
and that you are not too disappointed.

Cheers from Germany.
Henning Rogge

Too bad! Would have been nice to get digital images off of manual cameras.

To view the the full article on PopularScience, go here (

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lake and Mountain Photos

Here are some pictures from a camping trip my family went on in 2008. They're not the best quality in the world, I guess the less megapixel camera I used had it's effect.

One of my favorites. If you look close you can see people on the beach, lol.

The cloud/mist/lake combo here looks pretty cool.

Nice placement for the watermark, no? :-D

Very visible fog layer, it was pretty cool. (I was playing with watermark placement on this one, lol)

California mountains. :-)

These were really just snap-shots (I do those a lot), if I went here again I'd probably be able to take some better ones though who knows if the fog would be the same. ;-D

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Explanation of a picture

Hey, been awhile since I posted cause I've been sick. :P I'm sure somebody must have wondered how I did this picture below, as the person in it is not holding a camera, nor is it me!

This is how I took the picture: Imagine a rectangular trough gutter filled with water, it looks like this mini canal leading from the road into the massive impromptu pond. In order to get it like this I had my little brother (pictured) stand over the small strip of water and pose for this shot. When I did so, this is the picture I got:

As you can tell, in order to get the shot to look like it was being taken by the person in the picture, yet not, all I did was flip the picture. ;-D
Nice, 'eh?

More pictures coming soon,