Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

One girl’s year in LA: 2011

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

  This is a wonderful year's diary of a girl's 2011 in LA, a few seconds at a time. I think it speaks strongly to the power of visual imagery to spark memory and emotion.   2011 from hey_rabbit on Vimeo.

Moment of Truth in Iraq – book review

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Moment of Truth in Iraq by Michael Yon My rating: 3 of 5 stars A good compilation of Mr. Yon's blog posts plus some original material from the relevant period of his war reporting in Iraq. The story is worthy, but the book is fatally flawed by a lack of professional editing. ...

Two Adobe Lightroom related photo metadata utilities

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

I've posted about the unmitigated hell that is digital photo metadata in the past. In the intervening years, it hasn't gotten any better. In fact, you can make the case that it's only gotten worse. For instance, in the latest update to Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE), a photo tool that Steph uses, ...

Sunrise, Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

This was the sunrise view from the balcony of our room today at the Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. (click on image for larger size) This is a panorama created in Photoshop CS5 64 from nine separate shots. The photos were taken handheld with my Canon S90 pocket camera ...

Doug’s Tip Makes Engadget – the D620 Story

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Steph was on TV on Wednesday and I get a mention on Engadget on Friday. Quite a week for us. http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/02/dell-latitude-e6410-e6510-finally-make-it-to-us/ (click on any photo for larger size)

Doing It For Free

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

  "If they didn't pay me, I'd do this for free." - Harry Cabluck Have you ever had a job in your life where you felt like that? Have you ever invested your time and energy into a career where you literally couldn’t wait to get up in the morning? Few people have ...

Canon Powershot S90 Evaluation

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

S90 Information: August 19, 2009 Canon USA Press Powershot line press release: http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20090819_powershot.html August 19, 2009 Canon UK S90 press release: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09081907canons90.asp#press Canon USA S90 site: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=19210 DP Review S90 brief hands on: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09081906canons90handson.asp   Evaluation Context:    Overlanding / Expedition use   Purpose of this evaluation: Provide initial impressions and testing results of the S90 compared to other ...

Photos Posted: May, June & July 2008

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Photos for May, June & July 2008 are now posted at: http://www.hackneys.com/gallery/v/travel/ .

Photo Gadget of the Week

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Photo gadget of the week is Steph's Gorilla Pod made by Joby http://www.joby.com/ It enables support/mounting of our pocket cameras and Steph's Canon 30D or 40D with a short lens just about anywhere. It is a great device and it has come in very handy on numerous occasions. Highly recommended.  

DG 080

Monday, July 14th, 2008

  Prior to departing for South America I collected a set of GPS waypoints from prior overlanders. They included service locations, fuel stops, points of interest and, most importantly, camp sites.   We like to find our own places, make our own discoveries and generally have our own adventure rather than follow ...