Friday, 17 December 2004

Friday is Photo Day

I've been debating about what photo to put up and that's pushed the time into Saturday. I finally decided on a photo taken back in March at the Red Bull Flugtag in Wellington.

Red Bull Flugtag in Wellington

The original version of this image was an excessive 10 megapixel photo. I've reduced the size down to 1.7 megapixel. This should have the effect of only requiring horizontal scrolling.

There was much debate about putting up this image mainly because the photo is stitched rather poorly. There were a number of issues with composing it and there are two areas that stand out the most, but if you look closely you'll notice more. (another reason why I shrunk the photo)

The photo is made from 5 different images. There were a lot of people there, and I didn't manage to get them to stay still for the 5 shots. Plus, there's a funky green mist in the Wellington Sky. I used a foreign camera without adjustments, so I'm not sure who's to blame.

The seam searchers out there will have a field day with this one.

Communicating With Large Groups of People

While my boss is away I've been given the task of recruiting leaders for the upcoming school holidays.

There's about 120 of them. That's a pretty tiny amount considering I used to disseminate information to around eighty thousand young girls. However, the method of communication is different and it makes a huge difference.

I'm currently using "telephone" technology and, despite what telemarketing companies would like to believe, it's a really bad way of communicating with masses of people. I guess that's why spamvertising got so big so quickly.

Friday, 10 December 2004

dhabih & anry

While I was catching up on my reading I came across a link pointing to an "painting" by a chap named Anry. Though the style is different, after browsing the gallery I was reminded of Dhabih Eng's work. (of which I'm quite fond)

So if you care to have a quick look I'd suggest these as good samples:

dhabih:

Friday is Photo Day

Now, normally you'd have a single, new, extra large photo waiting for you. Today is a little different. Today you get a retort to BeckChi's comment. So here are three photos taken from the end of 2002 in the Australian Outback.

Olgas from a distance Uluru Olgas with sprial lens flare

I'm quite fond of these photos, especially the middle one. So, what could have motivated Beck's comment? Could it have been the subject matter and accompanied stories, lah? How about the quality of the camera, which made most of the photos look vintage 1970's? Or could it have actually been those 3 photos taken in Adelaide proper during the nighttime self-guided over-the-phone tour of the city? (which actually are some pretty horrendous photos)

Decide for yourself.

Missing in Action

As you may have noticed, I have been away since the end of last month. Well, away in the sense of not being online.

I've moved to the fancy world of broadband Internet. I was supposed to return a few days ago, but have been debating with Telecom about my non-functioning connection. Today they finally went down to the exchange and had a gander at the wires that they had plugged into the wrong port. Good on ya, Telecom.

But, I'm back and it's Friday, so expect a "Photo Day" today.