High above Spain

This is so cool.’s Big Picture has photos from a weather balloon that floated high above the ground in Spain. On February 28th, a team of four Spanish teenage students and their instructor from IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia launched a weather probe they designed and built themselves. Their helium-filled balloon carried a […]

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I’m in Pixel Heaven: Photoshop’s Photomerge

This is a panorama thing of beauty. Yesterday I took a bunch of photos of a (recently refurbished) room, intending to manually tile them together. Then I remembered that Photoshop CS 3 had some panorama stitching capability. Here are the originals (square thumbnails, actual images are 4:3, which you can see if you click one […]

Full moon rises while eastbound on 10

Lunacy — It Caught My Eye

Driving home from today’s WriteGirl workshop, eastbound on the 10: The full moon rises. 10 days ago, it became illegal in the State of California to send or receive text messages while driving. No risk of illegal driving for me to do that. But using a coolpix swivel camera while behind the wheel? Sheer lunacy. […]

The old train station (now a restaurant at Staion Square), Pittsburgh

Tilt-shifting my photos

Been playing with Tilt-shift at For that ultra-up close miniature look.

Research in public: Table top photo studios

Tabletop photo studio for shooting your little still lives. Or small stuff. Things like that. Make it yourself: Cardboard box, funkadelic light reflector, cheapo work lamp lighting. The cheap photo studio. Another DIY post. Home Depot, odds and ends, 25 bucks. Commercially available: photo studio in a box: $89.95 under $100. This kit contains everything […]