Thursday, March 16, 2006

Google in space

Google isn't out to dominate the world... it's too confining! check out Google mars and Google Moon . They show surface imagery and mark landing sites and more.

It's the Google maps for space travellers.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Snazzy flash web gallery stuff

Felix Turner at Airtight interactive has a couple of nifty Flash based web galleries one called Simpleviewer and the other Postcard viewer. Both galleries have various ways to plug into imaging software like Picasa, iPhoto and a very quick and cool little app called Porta. The postcard viewier now offers a script that is compatible with Photoshop CS2. Give'm a try!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Too cool! Lego Camera

I know, this is a digital photo blog but if you want to "kick it, old-school" you might as well have fun with Lego as well : Thoughts About Photography: 35mm Lego Camera

Now, I'm off to raid my son's box of lego!

ashes and snow

I came across this website ashes and snow and was blown away by both the images and the presentation. It's the work of Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert. Here is a link to an article about it on the Christian Science Monitor website.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Home Improvement

It's been over a month since my last post, sorry for that, but I have been a busy fellow lately (with lots of help). Our home has been undergoing an "extreme makeover". New flooring, windows, some paint and an air exchanger with HEPA filtration. All this is to make our home much healthier for the whole family. It took much research to find suitable materials due to my multiple chemical sensitivities, but it was worth it, I have had very few issues with most of the improvements so far. The carpets simply had to go, they were so old they caused me no problems in terms of off-gassing but were becoming a big problem with my wife and son who have asthma and allergies. We have gotten a lot done, but there is much more work to go.

This weekend we finally got the living room put back together and we are very pleased with the new look. Through all of this the orchid Nannette received on her 40th birthday last summer has been blooming. I have been wanting to photograph it since she got it but I never really got inspired until tonight when it was placed into it's new environment and the time seemed right to capture it's beauty. Perhaps it's a symbol of our home blossoming into a healthy, happy, habitat.

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Orchid Blooms