All posts tagged: Photography

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Yesterday…

It’s amazing what four days of 20+ mph winds (or higher) will do for the quality of the air around here. A clarity of seeing you might tend to take for granted in other parts of the country – such as the high deserts out west – becomes somewhat special when it happens around the New York metropolitan area, because of its rarity… For example, in the above picture (which looks really great on my 27″ monitor, let me tell you…

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The FFF of F…*

Fall can be such a tease, at times… Right now, we’re experiencing 70 degree days around here. That’s 21.111 degrees, to those of you in other parts of the world. Give or take a one, or two… Around here, it should be crisp and clear. Not so crispy lately, though we had some crispiness a week or so ago. Now we’re back to warmer weather… Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind, it seems… Neither can the trees. That’s one seriously wishy-washy color scheme, going on there. As for the clear part… well, you tell me… So much for trying new techniques of photographing stars in light-polluted areas… And the weather forecast swore it would be crystal clear, too… Speaking of confused, WordPress seems unable, or unwilling, to render the colors of my photos in its usual fashion. Normally, I’ll re-scale them from within the media folder, in order to get them down in size. Makes the pages load faster. Tonight, WordPress seems to be in a bit of a funk, because every attempt to …

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Earliest Photograph Ever Found…

Chichen Itza – Yucatan, Mexico AP – In a discovery described as one of the most baffling finds in archeological history, scientists today announced they had uncovered the first known example of photography, created by the Mayan civilization centuries before the technique was discovered elsewhere. “Perhaps we should say centuries before the technique was re-discovered,” said Dr. Snoddly Thumpernickle, lead scientist at the Kato Institute, at a news conference hurriedly arranged to announce the find. Thumpernickle seemed obviously shaken by the news, and at times was at a loss for words. “I mean… what can I say? The state of their painting, and art, at this time in their history was still of a primitive nature. And yet, here we find an actual photograph. That the photograph is of an astronomical nature is certainly in keeping with the accepted reason for many of the buildings to have been built in the first place.” In reply to questions concerning the authenticity of the photo, or what the Mayans might have used as emulsifiers, in an age when chemistry was an unknown …