BC Place and Science World HDR Photos

A couple of HDR photos shot in the false creek area of Vancouver, BC. The new BC Place stadium and Science world. I processed with a demo version of PhotoEngine which I like a lot.  

My First iPhone 4S HDR

This is the first photo I took with the iPhone 4S in HDR mode.  Untouched, this is how it came from the phone.  Rather impressive considering it was shot in low light.  Looking forward to testing this new camera more now that I see the results. Same file with some edits in Lightroom And for comparison an HDR from the same scene, same time shot with a Nikon D90, 14-24 lens, processed with PhotoEngine and Lightroom. The iPhone photo isn’t bad, but I don’t think anyone can argue it’s as good as shooting the scene with a decent camera. One more shot, I had a request to try and tone the iPhone photo to more closely match the...

MC Hammer launching his own search engine Oct21

MC Hammer launching his own search engine

Apparently, going bankrupt once wasn’t good enough for MC Hammer. He is now launching a search engine called WireDoo which apparently has “deep search” capability.  Call me cynical, but trying to compete with Google in the search space is a recipe for failure. My latest digging shows Google has 65% of the search market, Yahoo 16%, and Bing 14%.  Since Bing powers Yahoo search, I’ll lump them together into a 30% combined share.  That leaves 5% for all of the other search engines combined. Microsoft managed to grab 30% of the search market partly by making Bing the default search in all of their products, including...

Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft Oct20

Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft

Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo once before and failed, maybe they will have better luck this time around. If so, that means MS will own Flickr, which is likely a good thing. Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft

Lytro introduces world’s first light fi...

Interesting technology, remains to be seen how well it works in the hands of consumers. May become the new standard for digital sensors if they can increase the resolution. Lytro introduces world’s first light field camera: f/2 lens, $399, ships early 2012 View sample images at the Lytro image...

A quick review of the iPhone 4S

Hardware Signal strength for cellular and WiFi seems stronger. When choosing from Wifi networks, I get more options than I did with the iPhone 4 in the same locations which suggests it’s picking up things further away. Also, I can pick up my company WiFi signal further away. Well done Apple, this is a change everyone will appreciate. The new dual-core A5 processor (800MHz) is an improvement over the iPhone 4 and this phone feels faster overall, especially when using the photo app. Things render just a bit faster. Screen is the same, but still excellent if not the best on the market. Camera is improved, it’s faster and 8MP. I...

Boomrock

Quite possibly the most amazing spot on earth :) “Boomrock is comprised of three venues, The Lodge, The Track and The Bunkers.”  I’m not sure if anything more needs to be said, but in case you are interested you can shoot stuff, throw knives, go extreme off-roading, do hot laps on a track or in a rally car, and fly a f***ing chopper!  When done, you drink whiskey and eat venison.  Had I known about this place sooner I would have got married here. Boomrock

Canon Unveils the 1D X

Wow, Canon just took the wraps off a new DSLR.   It’s a blend of their previous two high end models, mixing high speed and a full frame sensor.  14fps, 18-megapixel full frame shooter, sounds like a winner if you have the cash ($6800 when it ships in March 2012). Canon Unveils the 1D X: One DSLR to Rule Them All If you want to see and hear what 14 frames per second is like, have a look here. DP Review article on the 1D X Excellent summary by Rob...

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