Government Has Lost Its Senses!

On what planet am I living?! A year-long trial of “full body scanner” machines at a UK airport (the kind that display clear images the human body, including genitals and breast implants), was only permitted to go into effect after children under 18 years of age were exempted from the scans. Privacy advocates say the “naked images” would violate Britain’s… Continue reading

I Want One of These…

I guess I’m still a kid at heart! I’m not sure the Parrot AR.Drone is for real if for no other reason: the WiFi signal strength is a huge limitation. The signal just doesn’t go as far as this video gives the impression it goes. And WiFi signals are not that portable. You can’t just create a network in an… Continue reading

Cropping, Aspect Ratios, Crop Orientation, and Overlays in Lightroom

This tutorial needs a slightly faster pace, but Helen does a great job answering some questions I’ve grappled with in frustration concerning changing the crop orientation while using a fixed aspect ratio in Lightroom. I could never figure it out. It’s so easy when you know the magic trick!… Continue reading

Good Grief!

What sheer decadence! Sort of reminds me of the Tower of Babel. I wonder how many years will pass before the building is fully occupied! Never? The world’s tallest building, rising up to 828 meters to touch the clouds, Burj Dubai, is now open for business! Burj Dubai was opened today in a ceremony, celebrating the fourth anniversary of Sheikh… Continue reading

Parachute Pano

With Paraglider over Campo croce near Bassano del Grappa soaring the thermals on the southern slopes of Mte Grappa Canon 50D with Sigma 4,5 mm Fisheye, free-hand, PTGUI, Photoshop CS3, Pano2VR” [Source: ‘Flugpano Papierfassung’ on 360cities.net.] I just have one question: How on earth did Martin shoot this!? On the flight with paraglider in Italy… Continue reading