Saturday, September 12, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The mega pixel race will never end. There's an insatiability out there for more and more pixels.
For newer cameras, for more and more. But will this lead to better photos?
And you believed that the pixel race ended a few years. No such luck. Canon has just announced that it has developed a CMOS sensor of 250 million pixels. It has the same size as the in the EOS 1D Mark IV. The APS-H chip is 29.2x20.2mm, a little larger than the 27.9x18.6mm EOS 1D Mk IV sensor, and has a pixel configuration of 19580x12600. Go figure.
This scene takes place every night into the early hours of the morning up the steps from my house in Castellammare del Golfo. The scenes look like a theater sets. Incredibly friendly, generous and nice people who sit outside all summer long to pass away the hot nights. Their children sit near by or are inside enjoyingAC and using their smart phones. None of this here where old fashion face to face communication still reigns; not to mention the many long table outdoor meals that we have shared. So there are still pockets of tradition and I'm glad that my neighbors still have it. It's fun to be with such nice people.
Monday, September 7, 2015
A gain I decry this modernization hat has eaten the soul out of my town. All is pointing toward tourism at the expense of the traditional activities such as fishing farming and other local industries. The marina is no longer a truly functioning one and there are only a handful of fishermen left. It's all restaurants, bars, and hotels that could really be anywhere. Nothing unique has been retained. Very sad. This old fisherman lives up the street from me. I must say that in this street there still is much of the street life left although the smart phones are everywhere and young people are always texting to one another. His name is Giuseppe and he is addressed as uncle a tittle of great respect here. He was trying to mend old nets.Today no one mends nets because they are made of synthetic fibers. This skill will also be lost. The New York T shirts sort of says it all.