Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crawling out from under the weather

Been hearing about the "wonderful" weather on the U.S. mainland and elsewhere. Well, we have had our share in sunny Hawaii. A couple of weeks of rain, some torrential, leaving us looking and feeling a bit gray (or grey, not sure which).

There is a light at the end of this tunnel, so to speak. Hope you can see the light at the end of your tunnel. And also hope that it's not the light of a... well, we won't think about that.

Hope your year closes on a high note, and may the next year be a lot better. Be safe and healthy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka from the Shaka Santa

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, um, and anything else that I may have missed.

Hope you folks have a merry and safe holiday season! Enjoy your time with your loved ones, and please be careful; we want to do this all again next year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

What I see... often not even close to reality. Possibly to the point of the surreal. And no drugs are involved.

Click through to follow the image, and see what "reality" was. Then tell me, is something not right with my head?

I will enjoy this moment of unreality while I can, since reality rather bites at this time. I guess it doesn't help that I enjoy the old Chinese and Japanese brush paintings, with the mountain receding into the mist... A discussion with a co-worker reinforced that thought, so here it is, my unphotography moment.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A little residual warmth your way...

For all you poor folk that are freezing, but don't like it. On the other hand, you could always come over and experience it first-hand, eh?

Just teasing. Please keep warm, hug a friend or three. Even the fuzzy ones.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Warm thoughts to those in the cold climes. It is a frigid sixty-something Fahrenheit, here; bring your warm t-shirt and shorts.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

DSLR cleanup, a small ephiphany

Just finished cleaning the sensor on my DSLR, and found that the mirror is leaving a lot of crap behind. Tried a continuous mode firing sequence while pointing at a clear blue sky, and a previously pristine sensor became a carpet of lint.

I zoomed in to a part of the sensor that normally seems to gather stuff, and rolled through the frames. Each frame got progressively dirtier. Changed to JPEG/Basic, so my buffer lasts longer, then held down the shutter button until the buffer filled, again facing up.

Ran through another cleaning cycle, and repeated the firing sequence. It was much better this time. Cleaned one more time, made sure all my setting were correct (including the image quality), and put it away.

I should send this body in for cleaning. The camera, too. But, I think I got rid of that wild hair that was showing up at the top of my frames...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

So the news is out...

Our new boss has been selected. Interesting to have someone that has some background in the field; been awhile.