Saturday, April 26th, 2008

waterdrops – revisited

Lesson learned: To get the job done right, you have to use the right tool. Point and shoot cameras are fun but after a while you start losing your hair trying to get them to do what you want, not what they want. So, i decided to move up to a Digital SLR. Got a Canon Rebel XTi. First thing i tried was to revisit that whole waterdrop thing.

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Friday, April 4th, 2008

WordPress update on server(ssh)

Just thought i’d expand a little on the instructions provided on wordpress . This is by no means a cookbook but its what worked for me. I am not responsible for anybody screwing up their installation even if you follow the steps to the T.

This is just a slightly cleaned up version of the instructions i wrote
for a friend who wanted to do the upgrade too and later suggested that i
post them for others to use. For the record we are both on Linux servers
and have either root or user SSH access.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Here goes the snow

I know i said i was going outside to shoot some snow. Guess what, its freaking cold out there. I stepped out for about a minute and that was about all i could stand.

Problem with shooting snow; its white and there is a whole lot of it.

Click on image to view the rest of the pictures. Its kinda hard to tell how much snow is out there as you can see.

As for the bird pictures in the same set as the snow pictures, i spent a lot of time trying to catch one of those birds in flight but it didn’t work out so well.I’m much better at shooting stationary objects.

On to my next subject. Not sure what.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Adventures in photographyland begin

After months of saving pennies here and there, i finally got my hands on a digital camera. I had my eyes on a Fujifilm Finepix s5100 for a long time. When i finally had saved enough to get one, i realized that it would not cost me that much more to get a s5200 so i waited a little longer and finally got my hands on a S5200, with a free fake tripod :).

Minutes after opening the package and filling up the 16MB card three or four times, i came to one sad realization. I don’t know Jack about photography. So, i did what any self-respecting amateur photographer would do, attempt something you absolutely have no way of accomplishing for the simple sack of making yourself feel like you are not that bad.

What did i pick as my pick-me-up project? Water-drops..

How hard could it be, right?

  • Turn on faucet
  • slow it to a drip
  • Place container of choice in sink
  • Aim camera
  • Catch drop as it hit the water in said container

Pure child’s play i tell’ya.

About half an hour later, this is the best i came up with:
First attempt at waterdrop photography

Not too bad.

I’m going outside to shoot some snow……

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