Friday, April 28, 2006

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Sunday is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, I made a crude pinhole out of the body cap from my digital SLR and played a little. This photo is the best result of my 1st attempt.

Here are couple of other pinhole resources, including the SPAMera! or you could even turn your bedroom into a camera obscura. If want to get really involved, there is software too.

Collaborative art project

Yesterday I cut various strips of fabric and spread them throughout my front and back yard in hope that Robins and other birds might use some of it in building their nests. I plan to observe and photograph them as they gather nesting material and build their nests. I've done my bit, now lets see if the robins want to collaborate...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Lorem Ipsum

Ever wonder what Lorem Ipsum means? is it just gibberish? or does it have a purpose? check out this site to find out all the history of the dummy text used in creating layouts. It even has a generator to make your own!

Amazing Portfolio

Check out Dave Werner's Portfolio a recent design graduate. It is an excellent example of the blurring of Graphic design, illustration, photography, video and interactive web media. Check it out!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Strobist, a must see camera flash resource

The strobist is a relatively new blog that covers the effective use of small camera strobes. Lots of resources covering technique, equipment and D.I.Y. accessories.

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Go fly a kite!

Check out this site for some great aerial photos taken from a kite. Photographer Scott Haefner shows his work but also the gear used to acheive his results. Be sure to check out the 360 panoramas.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Lost Films, 20th century archeology

I came across this interesting site where the author obtains old cameras that still had film in them and then develops the film to see what treasures might be found. Check it out, you might find a picture of your great uncle... ya never know.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Moments in Kairos

I recently spoke about moments that I felt closest to God. One of these times for me is during walks at sunrise with my camera along the beaches of PEI National Park, the string of beaches seem endless and at sunrise it is not uncommon to be completely by myself on the beach. By myself, but not alone.

Madeleine L'Engle wrote in her book: Walking on Water, reflections in Faith and Art
Kairos. Real time. God’s time.
That time which breaks through chronos
with a shock of joy, that time we do not recognize while we are experiencing it,
but only afterwards, because kairos has nothing to do with chronological time.
In kairos we are completely unselfconscious, and yet paradoxically far more real
than we can ever be when we’re constantly checking our watches for chronological
The saint in contemplation, lost to self in the mind of God is in
kairos. The artist at work is in kairos. The child at play, totally thrown
outside herself in the game, be it building a sand castle or making a daisy
chain, is in kairos. In kairos we become what we are called to be as human
beings, co-creators with God, touching on the wonder of creation.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Colour Scheme generator

This site has a neat colour scheme generator for making web pages, but also has other uses as well. You pick a colour and it gives you other colours to go with your choice. It gives many options such as contrast, monochromatic,pastel, dark pastel, contrast and pale. It even has a way of viewing them for different types colour blindness.

Repair a scratched CD/DVD

Here is a great tip to repair (at least long enough to copy the data) a scratched CD or DVD. Check the comments section on this link, there are a couple of other good ideas in there too.