A Little Video Lens Experiment

I shot this when I was last in San Francisco. I went up to Mount Tamalpais. It was so green! This video demonstrates what an anamorphic lens does (comparing it to the iPhone camera lens by itself), shows the effects of a polarizer filter and a neutral density filter on the Moondog Anamorphic Lens, and has some Prisma image output… Continue reading

Time for Something a Little Different…

Perspective, point of view, is everything, isn’t it. Ideologically to be sure, but I’m speaking from a purely visual standpoint. For all of the visual information we perceive, we are really very constrained in what we experience through our eyes. We almost always see things from the same height, in a limited color pallet (granted its millions of colors) compared… Continue reading

Tripping Out in the Marin Headlands

You know, I discovered the Insta360 Nano camera that shoots in 360º—panorama photos, panorama videos, livestreams in 360º… This little camera rocks! It stitches in real time. Now, it’s certainly not the picture quality of my Canon 5D DSLRs, but it’s instant, it’s crazy small and light, and this counts for a lot. So last weekend I took it up… Continue reading

Deliver Me!

I have been living in technology hell for over a week now. Email My email became completely unreliable. I was only getting about 5% of the emails I normally get. Apple support was unsure what the issue(s) was/were. I was convinced it was a server-side issue. They were not. Emails were not arriving or would arrive and disappear–most emails were… Continue reading

Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them? So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there is… Continue reading

Here Come the Fuzz

If you remember that expression, you just carbon dated yourself to the 6th century B.C. But no worries, I remember it and the yellow happy face, and “The devil made me do it,” and the yellow happy face with a bullet hole. Jeeze. The 60’s were such odd times. “Here come the fuzz” was a derogatory phrase about the police… Continue reading

Apple: Making Some Serious Mis-steps [Updated]

Corporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different. Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke of how bottom line… Continue reading

My Profile Selfies of Late

Thought I should share a bit about my last few profile pictures. The above is my latest selfie. I decided to try something radically different: partial face focusing on one eye without my glasses. It sort of works. I say sort of because when it’s tiny, next to a Facebook comment for example, it looks kind of weird, as in:… Continue reading

Apple Should Be Embarrassed!

After years and years of neglect, Apple released an update to its iWork programs. Each program is now sold individually. Pages version 5, the Apple word-processing and desktop publishing application, was born. The program is now on version 5.6.1. Typical of Apple’s feature regression, Pages 5.6.1, even today, lacks fundamental features one would expect from a desktop publishing app. Even… Continue reading