Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
I hope these will brighten your winter day.
Because this is, after all, a photo blog I must mention that this hand held shot was made with the Panasonic LX-7 with the white balance set at its automatic setting,
It's faithfulness is really amazing.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
These photos are of a very wonderful person who was a cousin to my father in law and who lived in Washington DC. She was a true character and I consider myself fortunate in having known her.
This new term lifeproof sort of the nomenclature indestructible found on dog toys. All of these so called toys were easily destroyed when my gorgeous Catahoula Leopard dog Charlie was small. Now we are to believe that there's such a thing as a camera that by exstention is to last forever. Heavy duty would be a more fitting name for these cameras. Nevertheless, they are really handy on a beach or during inclement weather.
Pentax Shows Three New "Lifeproof" CamerasThe people at Pentax have just released three new rugged WG-series cameras; the affordable Optio WG-10 and the Optio WG-3 - WG-3 GPS. While the latter two are pretty much identical, they differ by the fact that one offers GPS functionality (along with a few other relative features). Each new model offers the usual compact camera specs for a 2013 model, with rugged specs that active users find very useful.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
These broccoletti siciliani as they are called in the mainland are known with a variety of names here in Trinaacria. When I was growing up we hardly saw any in me are and because we called cailiflower broccoli, when we arrived in the States we used to call them broccoli andi boia or Andy Boy Broccoli. to distinguish them from plain broccoli or cauliflower. This sounds like a circular sentence if there's such a grammatical phrase. My mother still calls them this way.
Good news from Google for any one involved with images
Google Launches a More Streamlined Image SearchGoogle has always looked foe new ways to improve its image search enginee and their latest change makes things faster,a little easier to manage images for users.
It used to be that when you clicked a picture you wanted to look at, it would open in a new page, but now that preview shows up right in line with the rest of the images you see, with some basic information about the image. Thanks to the inline format, you can even use your keyboard to browse through images. No mouse, wow.
To visit the page that the image is hosted on, you simply need to click the image a second time. You can also click the domain name that's listed next to the picture. Give it a try.
Monday, January 28, 2013
|Williamsburg Bridge, Canon 1-D|
|Brooklyn Bridge from he old fish market, Canon 30-D|
|Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges, Nikon D-2X|
From the what will they think of next department, comes this device called the McCam - not sold at local McDonalds, BTW - that has all sorts of privacy implications for all of us. I can see the so called law and order forces rushing to get one of these to spy on us.
Here's the synopsis from the announcement in DP Review:We must have one: The MeCam is a voice-controlled flying video camera helicopter that streams directly to your Android phone. Now really is this all it can do?
According to Android Community, Always Innovating is working on the product, which will also follow your every move after it's been synced to your smartphone and share its video stream via your social networks.
Three patented stabilization algorithms keep the device in flight. The MeCam will run on a 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM, micro-SD for storage and WiFi/Bluetooth capabilities. Always Innovating anticipates the MeCam will start at $49.
It must be noted that sardines and other fish known as pesci azzurri or blue fish have all sort of healthful benefits especially on the cardiovascular system,