Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

A green technology we should support.

December 30, 2008

Oleg Volk points out that firearms are a green technology in a most delightful way.

A quick review of Digital picture frames.

December 17, 2008

One of the hot items this Christmas is digital picture frames. I’ve been looking at various models, bought several and returned a couple.

First, what not to buy. Omnitech digital picture frames. Omnitech is a Staples brand name. Don’t let the low price suck you in like it did me. The quality is absolute dreck! Very low resolution pictures. Here is a tip, if the resolution of the screen isn’t printed on the box somewhere, it’s probably safe to assume that it sucks.

I found two models that I’m happy with. The first is an HP 10.4″ model. The resolution is 800×600, it has a remote, support for music files, movies, CF/SD cards…all the usual stuff. A bit pricy, Amazon has it for $165, but then you are paying for the brand name and the perceived level of quality. It will show your digital photographs off quite nicely though. It also has different colored mats that can be swapped out to match your room’s color scheme.

The other model I like is the Smartparts OptiPix Pro 10.4″ digital picture frame, which Amazon has for $99.99. According to data on the box, the resolution is 640×480. I’ve got it set next to the 800×600 HP, loaded with same pictures, and I can’t see $65 worth of difference between them.

Bottom line, if you want a decent digital picture frame, be prepared to spend at least $100, and while it’s probably safe going with a well know brand name like HP, it may not be the best buy available.

New posts

November 7, 2008

There are new posts at Urbin Technology and the Slices of Life Photo Blog.

Other blogs

July 28, 2008

New posts at Slices of Life Photography blog and Urbin Technology.

First Salute

May 28, 2008

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First Salute, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

First Salutes were done after the commissioning of a batch of fresh new O1s from the Charles River Battalion.

Life Guard shack

May 8, 2008

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Life Guard shack, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

From a recent trip to Miami’s South Beach. Days of lying on the beach or by the pool. It’s a rough life, but someone has to do it.

Additional stuff

November 19, 2007

Plenty of new material at No Moss Here.

Coming into the light…

August 26, 2007

The photographers who photographed my oldest sons wedding has embraced the light and switched from Nikon to Canon.

They didn’t refer to the same way I did, but in their own words,

…we’ve had a taste of the forbidden fruit and it tastes goooooooood!

If you look at their gear list, they spent a lot of cash on Canon L series prime lenses. They just love that Canon “extra buttery bokeh” the prime lenses give.

Ahwahnee Main Hall

August 24, 2007

A bit of photoblogging…
Ahwahnee Main Hall

New photographs

August 20, 2007

Latest ones are from Yosemite National Park and DisneyLand.