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February 14, 2006

Digital imaging and the end of megapixels

An interesting article from Nikon about how digital imaging has evolved and where it is heading.

Nikon Imaging | Behind the scene : Nikon Digital Image Processing Technologies and the D200

Besides the fact that it appears that the trend will not be to more megapixels, but rather in improving image quality, I was interested to see that color rendition is something which is both culture and location specific.

December 12, 2006

Well if it is not Google in bed with the terrorists, then it is those damn artists in bed with the CIA

From Momus we find discussion of a documentary by Hans-RĂ¼diger Minow regarding the CIA sponsorship of the Avante-garde in Post-war Europe as a stand against the Soviets. Blame the CIA for Abstract Expressionism. As Gunter Grass put it "The ideology of the CIA was that the West had to be the most modern of the modern". Interesting to say the least. I'm hoping we can see an English language version sometime.

An interview with the director is here (in German)

February 4, 2009

Reasons To Be Awake


Having a client request that you are on-site at 7:00 AM has its upside. I may see the sunrise someday soon and there is little traffic. In the SF Bay Area, the latter means a lot. The shot above is one I took of the Bay Bridge in the pre-dawn hours.

April 9, 2009

Better Than Me

drakes bay point reyes california

At a recent event I looked through all the pictures on my camera. It turns out that my 9 year old is better than me. I THINK this is a good thing, but I'm not so sure..

This is a shot he took at Drake's Bay which is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Even being on the lee side of Point Reyes, the wind was fierce and left heavy objects standing on the surface of the sand. Drake's Bay is reputed to be where Sir Francis Drake landed his ship the "Golden Hinde" in 1579. When I was younger, there was a brass plate which was supposedly left by Drake claiming California for England. It was later found to be a hoax perpetrated by E Clampus Vitus and the identies of the culprits were revealed in 2003.

As an aside, Pt. Reyes is part of the Pacific plate and is sliding North along the North American plate. The border between them comprises the San Andreas Fault.

December 30, 2009

Between Solstice and Year End

January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

Just a bit of snow on the first day of the year somewhere near the deep end of Lake Tahoe.

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