Archive for February, 2007

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Panorama Photography: Fireworks, Comet, and Lightning.

This is just an amazing panorama photo by photographer Antti Kemppainen. He took a photo of fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance and the Comet McNaught (near the image center) on January 26 in Perth, Australia.

 Fireworks, Comet, and Lightning panorama photo
Click on the image to see the original size @ Antti gallery

Tokina AT-X 12-24mm f/4.0 AF PRO DX Lens

Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ BobAtkins (added on 17.02.07)

The Tokina AT-X 12-24mm f/4.0 AF PRO DX Lens is the first lens by Tokina which designed or use exclusively on Canon and Nikon Digital SLR cameras with 1.6 crop factor (APS-C sized sensor). This lens is equal to 18-36mm in the 35mm film camera.

Tokina AT-X 12-24mm f/4.0 AF PRO DX Lens
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Photo Inspiration: Spontaneous Combustion

Rich Legg has taken this amazing shot of a lightbulb in the process of burning out. Here’s how he took the photo;

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” To create the shot, my friend Harley and I removed the glass enclosure of a standard household lightbulb (while leaving the innards intact) and powered it up in a pitch black room. The result was an immediate burn-out, which we were all too ready to photograph. The red hue on the smoke was added in post-processing.”

More detailed instruction is available here

Nikon Capture NX 1.1

Nikon has announced the latest update of its Capture NZ software. The Nikon Capture NX version 1.1 offers several new improvements including increased performance, full support for Intel-based Mac OS X computers, and optimization for Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. It also uses a simpler user interface that has added improvements such as resizable palettes for histograms and curves & levels adjustments.

Nikon Capture NX 1.1

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Download Photo Software: Copiks PhotoMapper

Copiks PhotoMapper-screenshot

Name: Copiks PhotoMapper
Description: Copiks PhotoMapper is a GUI-based utility to tag digital photographs with geographic information using EXIF tags, so called geotagging. Information can be entered, both manually, and utilizing GPS data. Positions along with photo thumbnails can be exported to Google Earth.
License: Free
File Size: 3.51MB
Requirements: Windows 2000/XP

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Epson Stylus Photo R380

Last updated: Review by TrustedReviews (added on 15/02/07)

The Epson Stylus Photo R380 offers the power and versatility you need to print Ultra Hi-Definition photos right at home. The printer features 3.5-inch color LCD to view, select, rotate, crop and print photos from memory cards, USB flash drives, digital cameras and mobile phones, Direct printing onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDs , and Claria Hi-Definition Ink for the ultimate in photo quality and longevity (smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant for up to 200 years).

Epson Stylus Photo R380
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Philips 9FF2M4 – Digital Photo Frame

The 9″ Philips Digital Photo Frame features High pixel density for sharp and detailed photo display, 4 Interchangeable frames to fit your room and personal taste, Play slideshows or browse single photo and thumbnails, and USB connector for easy photo downloading from your PC.

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Flickr’s Top 10 Hacks

Thomas Hack has composed a list of the top 10 hacks on Flickr

flickr-hacks

“The number one hack for Flickr would have to be Flickrleech. Flickrleech is a site developed by Andrew Houser (who is also a kick ass photographer), or simply Houser as he is often called, with the tagline, “because paging sucks.” “

Photo Inspiration: Beautiful LOVE Photographs

It’s Valentine’s Day! ..and here are some inspiring and beautiful well concepted photographs too keep your love burning by MadGirl on Flickr

love-valentine-photos

Please click on the image above to visit gallery..

Creating The Perfect Woman

Pierre Tourigny has collected some photos from hot or not website, sorted them by rank and used SquirlzMorph to create multi-morph composites from them. Here’s what he has to say about his project;

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“What did I conclude about good looks from these virtual faces? First, morphs tend to be prettier than their sources because face asymmetries and skin blemishes average out. However, the low score images show that fat is not attractive. The high scores tend to have narrow faces. I will leave it to you to find more differences and to do a similar project for men.”

You might also interested to see similar projects: Face of Tomorrow or Beauty Check

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