Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I bought this one just at the time the GoPro Hero3 was being introduced, but I'm pretty happy with my purchase even though I haven't really had a chance to try it out yet although I'm just waiting for the weather and the sky to be just right as I have a project in mind at work which may spread out over several days or weeks.
I'll be posting some photographs and videos from the little camera soon.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I shot a panorama of the Marshall Space Flight Center last week from the top of a building facing north and I was very happy with the results. I also shot a conference last week and, as usual, the lighting was challenging so I shot almost the entire event at an ISO of 5000 and I was very happy with the results. There was some noise, but, for my purposes, it was not excessive. I'm getting ready to order some noise reduction software which should alleviate this situation. All in all I absolutely love the D800. The raw files open up to 16x24 at 300ppi so I would have no problem interpolating up to 96 inches although I haven't tried it yet. That may be my project for later this week with the panorama I shot last week.
I would have posted the panorama here, but it is living on a server at work right now and I didn't think about bringing the image home with me. Not to mention that, in my experience, panoramas generally don't translate well to the web!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I really haven't met any of the people yet, but the community seems to consist of commuters although there is a fair amount of farming that goes on. Two things enticed to me to drive down the road: there is a petting zoo that is open to the public and there is a small independent Cowboy Church with services on irregular Sunday evenings.
Soon it will be time to start meeting the people who inhabit Clouds Cove.