Archive for February, 2007

25
Feb
07

And before we go to bed, a new picture

Just finished a picture from a church in London. Click on it for a slightly bigger version.

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25
Feb
07

Epson R2400 clogging or… not

I’m sure thee is a lot to be said about the Epson R2400 printer, both good and bad. Especially when it comes to printer heads clogging, Epson get a lot of fire on the web.

My R2400 behaves like a dream. Just now I turned it on after more than 2 weeks of inactivity. I assumed that a couple of cleaning cycles was needed, so I printed a test pattern, but no, the pattern was perfect.

I really like that printer.

25
Feb
07

New playlists

Lots of blog posts today. I just uploaded two more playlists from dj gigs at my club. One is an ordinary tuesday night, and the other is the friday night Winter Jump party.

25
Feb
07

More on paying attention

Oh, last post I forgot what I really wanted to say.

Since most people don’t look too close at the world around them, there are actually quite many secrets lying around in the open, but still hidden from them. That may be the reason why we, as photographers, get away with taking pictures of very ordinary motives. I do have to remember this when I’m out shooting. Just because I see it as obvious, doesn’t mean that others do. After all, most people don’t crawl around for two hours in small patch staring at the ground for someting interesting.

25
Feb
07

About paying attention

Today, Paul Butzi wrote this post about paying attention. I couldn’t agree more. Paying attention to the world around you is one of the things that will separate you from the rest when it comes to create images.

It actually struck me several years ago in one of my attempts to learn how to draw. I was drawing eyes, noses, mouths and ears. Have you ever tried to get a nose look like a nose? Or maybe make a pair of eyes look like the ones on you model, and not just anyones eyes? The secret lyes in the details. Two different people are often differentiated by very subtle details that our brains are highly tuned to distinguise. Often when you see people of different races, that you aren’t used to see, they all look the same. This is usually not due to ignorance or racism, but just the fact that the differences are so small that you don’t actually see them until you get more training. To draw this, you can’t really rely on your everyday training any more. You have to conciously look for all the details, because if you don’t see them, and translate them down through your hand and pencil down to the sheet of paper, it won’t be there.

In photography, the handeling of these details goes without much trouble. It’s not difficult to make a face recognizable.

25
Feb
07

Model airplane

Last week, after long consideration, I gave in and picked up one of my long forgotten hobbies; radio controlled airplane. I didn’t get to write about it since my internet provider left me unconnected for a week. Well during that week I build a small depron model with a brushless motor, tried to fly it, crashed, glued it together, and flew it successfully. The first crash however, didn’t do much good the the structural strength of the plane. After all, the wing broke. But I found that my flying skills weren’t that bad, so this weekend, I build a new model. Depron is really cheap 🙂

This is how it looks:

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Spec and performance
Wingspan: 80cm
Take off weight: 230g
Engine: Hyperion Z2205 46 turn brushless
Propeller: 8×4 inch
battery: 3Cell, 400mAh LiPo
Flight time: 8-15 minutes

It is perfectly capabel of vertical takeoff, hovering and full 3D flight. I, on the other hand, am not capabel of all that yet. Ordinary flying and landings works out. Even if it is a pretty fast and responsive model, it is remarkably stable. Nice stalled out landings are reeally not difficult at all.

This turned out to be very fun. I haven’t really been flying any model planes since I started to fly real sailplanes in 1991, but I still got it. I’m not very good yet, but I am able to fly without too many accidents. One extremely good thing about this model is that it can be flown on very small spaces. Last weekend I flew on a small ice field. It was dark, but the field was lit by flood lights.

Hopefully this model will last a bit longer than the first one.

22
Feb
07

Lightroom v1.0 on disk

Just installed LightRoom v1.0 and it looks good. Works much better than the old Beta 4. Haven’t used it much yet, but I guess I’ll buy it. I like it much more than Aperture, or any other RAW converter I’ve tried.

More on LR when I have used it a while




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