June 24, 2008

Fire from the Air

2008
Flight from Oakland to Houston
On Flickr

One more from my flight.

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June 23, 2008

Slightly Disturbing

2008
Flight from Oakland to Houston
On Flickr

Can’t say I’d ever seen another plane pass below the one I’m in before.

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May 10, 2008

Jet Stream

2004
Somewhere over Detroit
On Flickr

In the middle of posting these photos this week — and looking at similar shots from earlier entries (one, two, three, four) — I realized that all but one were taken with a small point-and-shoot digital. Last summer, when my old pocket camera sank to the bottom of a river, I considered it a relief: no more obsessive shutterbugging, no more crush of unsorted, unedited photos. But now I’m missing the odd perspectives and spontaneous shooting. Plus, I just got a bike and need a camera to take with me on rides.

So this week I bought a Canon PowerShot SD870IS. Several reasons: reviews noted its superior image quality and fast start-up time. It’s also got a huge LCD screen. But the kicker was my friend Tom’s post on hacking the camera’s firmware to give you buku additional options: full manual controls, RAW shooting, your choice of video encryption, and more.

Other cool stuff I saw this week:

— The Wearable Chair. Chair legs built into pants. I had the same idea once, but called it Seat Pants. Apparently someone patented it decades ago. Tell me this wouldn’t be huge at rock concerts, the DMV, nerd-movie premiers, you name it.

— Odd and touching: this quote and this photo.

— What the hell is up with Isabella Rossellini’s bug porn? (From Your New Favorite)

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May 9, 2008

Morning in Karlsruhe

2008
Karlsruhe, Germany
On Flickr

Taken out the window of the tram on my morning commute when I was in Germany for work training.

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May 7, 2008

Squiggles, Right Side

2004
I-35 between Austin and San Antonio (I think)
On Flickr

I usually don’t go for these random-light-streaks photos, but this is an old one I’ve always enjoyed for some reason. It’s actually a picture of distant highway lights, turned on its side

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May 6, 2008

< < < <

2005
Austin, rounding a curve on Lamar Blvd.
On Flickr

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May 5, 2008

Cloud Burst Over I-10

2004
Between Houston and Austin
On Flickr

This week: a series of photos taken from inside moving vehicles, mostly while I was behind the wheel. I’ve creatively tagged them ‘car pics’ on Flickr.

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March 28, 2008

Jasmine on the Road

2008
Sonoma, CA
On Flickr

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