Hi all. This is partly a test of the new photo-uploader in WordPress 3.5 — along with a chance to show off pictures from the new camera. Click through the photos if you want to pixel-peep the ginormous originals.
This first one is a test of the panorama feature… This shot is looking from the point behind the house down Pat’s Prairie towards Highway 88 (south). The nice thing is how it’s picking up the two valleys that form the point I’m standing on.
This next one is an HDR shot, just using the HDR in the camera instead of shooting 3 bracketed shots and then post-processing them in Photomatix Pro
This one is a macro shot, taken in really low light, of a gizmo sitting on my desk last night. I did nothing — this is Superior Auto (super-idiot) mode.
This next one is completely silly macro. Push camera up against the screen of the computer and pull the trigger. I don’t think there really is a “minimum distance” for macro focus.
The rest of this series is just “stuff that sits behind my desk” in town. All these shots were taken at night with available light, in Superior Idiot (er, Auto) mode.
This is one of Dad’s sewing-thread weaving. It’s double-weave, which means both pieces of cloth are woven at the same time. REALLY small threads, peepul.
A cute little turtle that Mom found somewhere in her travels.
And an elephant…
And two little folks. This shot was taken from across the room — they’re about half an inch tall. This is a good example of 20x zoom at work.
Same deal here — shot from across the room. The bell is a couple inches high.
Another across the room shot…
The Flying Spaghetti Monster, who has unfortunately lost an eye…
Ah HA! Houston, we have the “unexpected rotation” problem. This picture of folding paper art is rotated 90 degrees to the left.
This next one is a really memory-laden picture by an old friend of my parents
Mom made baskets for us kids — with pithy phrases worked in the bottoms of them. This is one of my favorites — “Reach into life”