Inside a Camera at 10,000 FPS
I found this very interesting!
I had the strangest problem with my Sony A7r soon after I took this shot. I had on the 70-200mm and was holding it the window. Cold dot com. But I don’t think that was the problem. Anyway, there was this little flap-thing that fell down in front of the sensor, and I could see it flapping around in the wind! Now, the only thing out of the hole in the chopper was the wind, so I couldn’t figure out how it was blowing something around on the sensor! I am still not sure what it was exactly, but I think it was the sensor cleaner, because it would swing down on a diagonal. Anyway, I could not fix it with my man-hands, so it’s on its way back to Sony to get fixed. Humph!
I could stare out of the window of flying machines forever! This is one of 1,000 interesting ice formations we scooted over while flying from location to location in Antarctica. It was so interesting to see how things would crack and shapes like this would form. In just another month or so, it will all melt away, only to be frozen again as Autumn rolls around. Although it's strange to use the word “Autumn” in Antarctica – it just doesn't seem to fit!
Now that I use a lot of Leica lenses with my street photography, they require manual focus. It’s really not that bad, and I used to dread it. But with focus-peeking, it makes everything quite a bit easier. I’d say that I definitely get a better sense of getting things in focus than ever before. It’s also a great challenge. I do miss a FEW shots that I would have gotten with a fast auto-focus, but I also believe I get other ones I would have missed when the autofocus would have messed up!
I saw this gentleman walking down the middle of the roads slowly. He would occasionally hold out his hand slowly and the first time I did it, I put a small pile of coins into it. He then quickly slid the coins inside his jilaba. I saw him again a shade later and took his photo as he was walking right at me.
I guess I don’t really need either one… but I was kind of thinking about getting one! Which one would you get?
I only recently processed this image even though I was here with the snow monkeys a while ago. I still remember how interesting they were to watch – like weird humans. They were perfectly cool with me being near them, as long as I didn't get too close. They would show their teeth a bit if I got inside that dangerzone, which was a pretty good excuse to back off!
Here’s a fun show we just did a few days ago for www.TheArcanum.com !
1.00 What is The Creation Wars?(And After show plans)
2.30 THE CREATION WARS QUICK ONE HOUR MAKEOVER IN THE EXTREME announcement
9.30 THE CREATION WARS QUICK ONE HOUR MAKEOVER IN THE EXTREME reveal
16.00 Angela B Pan Submission
22.30 Cliff Baise Submission
28.30 Glenn Guy Submission
36.30 Stephan Bollinger Submission
45.00 Submission Roundup/Voting
52.20 50 Shades of Trey
54.00 Trey’s favourite
55.30 Peoples Choice Winner
56.00 The Creation Wars 14 Winner!
56.45 THE EXTREME HOUR MAKEOVER CREATION WARS HOUR OF EXTREMITY result
I must have flown over and seen over a dozen glaciers in Antarctica. At some point, I just stopped asking their names because there was no way I could remember. This one formed a massive tongue that shot out into the sea ice…
After we were picked up from Shakleton's hut, we traveled along the front edge of this amazing glacier for quite a while. I've never been so close to a glacier – it was just amazing how Hef (our pilot) would weave this way and that. I had no sense of scale so it was hard to tell if we were close or far. Either way, it was quite exhilarating!
Anyone know what kind of clouds these are?
I don't actually go to downtown Queenstown more than once a week, but on this particular day I brought my camera… and boy was I glad. I so rarely see clouds like this here. The phenomenon did not last very long, so I got busy and made hay while the sun was not shining!
Here I am in Chinatown in London around midnight. It was the evening before the Chinese New Year and everyone was getting pretty excited. The next night was to be absolute chaos, but this night things still had a nice electricity in the air.
I also made a little video here of what things looked and felt like… sometimes I record little videos here and there to remind myself. I don't usually publish them because the editing takes so long! So I just kind of save them for myself. It helps when I edit the photo later to remind me of how things felt at the time.
I happened to have on my Google Glass while doing some photography here. When these nice people came up, I just kept it rolling!
I don't know if this is how it translates exactly from Chinese to English, but I'm pretty sure that is what these people were saying when they surrounded me in Tiananmen Square. I find the vast majority of people around the world to nice, smiling, and very happy to meet new people. This is one of those patterns I see time and time again and it gives me faith in the whole human race — this was kind of one of those shining examples!