I’d never flown a drone from a moving car. So when we were on the Oregon coast a few months ago, Jenna was driving slowly while I was standing on the bed of the truck trying to fly the drone. We did a few takes, driving forward and backwards. Here’s a cut from the footage.
The top two HDR photos were taken using the iPhone’s camera app. The left one is the default and for the one on the right I tapped on the bright sky and reduced the exposure a little to get more of the color in. The bottom two HDR photos were taken using Lightroom’s camera onContinue reading “Comparing iPhone OS camera vs Lightroom app camera for HDR”
So I have been taking night sky photos for a few years. Just as a hobby. Never seriously. Have only read some blogs and watched some videos and a lot of experimentation with the goal of just having fun. I know that star trails is yet another way to process those images but in allContinue reading “Startrails over a Community Observatory in California”
Donner Pass: this is where the first European settlers entered into present-day California. They tried using a new route and it led to a horrible tragedy, if you have ever read about the Donner Party, this pass is named after them. At the Donner summit are archeological petroglyphs – carvings on the rocks – madeContinue reading “Thanksgiving at site of Native American petroglyphs where settlers entered California”
I was recently in Bermuda with my WeHealth team and we had just spent half a day snorkeling. Back at the dock we spotted this things pacing the inlet. Someone identified it and said it’s actually a shark even though it looks like a sting ray. Turns out this is actually a baby shark …Continue reading “We spotted a baby shark in Bermuda which totally looks like a sting ray”
This is embarrassing but a totally true story. A few years ago I was visiting my team in Poland. I travel light and only had one pair of pants. They got caught in something and tore on the way there. I had no time to try and fix it as I had to rush toContinue reading “Documenting the difference that properly fitting trousers can make”
This was the picture that was used in print in the San Francisco Chronicle Aug 14, 2019 that described Ephemerisle, sometimes referred to as the “burning man in the sea”. I decided to put this picture up as an NFT on OpenSea. There can only be one copy of it.
I had no idea this was a thing. Was in Napa recently and noticed an artichoke bush and saw the bloom and then saw all those bees in there. It was beautiful! Bees love artichokes.
So I am going to nerd out here for a bit I had read somewhere that the recent Sony cameras are ISO invariant. Meaning the raw data captured by the sensor doesn’t depend on what ISO is set in the settings. So if you shoot a photo at 3200 ISO in the camera and compareContinue reading “Shooting with ISO Invariance”
My phone was cracked so I decided to get it replaced using the iPhone Express Replacement service. I have used it in the past and I value it because it means no disruption. I get the new device, I get to activate it, and only then I ship my old phone to them. So IContinue reading “Apple’s usability issue has left me without a phone”