Pictures I took today:
Posts tagged: photography
I was jealous of one of my coworkers, as she has an iPhone and lots of nifty software. One of them allowed her to take retro-fabulous photos on her phone, so I had to find something similar for Android. Enter Retro Camera. These were all taken on the bike ride home from work this afternoon. Yeah, it’s kind of silly, and the application itself definitely isn’t as smooth or sexy as her iPhone app, but I had fun with it.
There were some major storms in Chicago today. In the brief period after the storm ended, but before the sun set, the sky was a truly unusual color. None of these pictures really capture the colors as I saw them, but they’re all unaltered photos.
I’ve replaced the included banner images for this theme with photos I’ve taken myself. Hope you like ’em!
Here’s a mosaic I just built with Mazaika from about 4,000 pictures of friends and I. (The image below has about 1,6000 images with about 1,000 unique photos.) I used Zoomify to create the zoom-able image, and although I’m not thrilled with the results of the flash dohicky, it’s hard to argue with free.
I always feel weird figuring out what I want for my birthday because I become plagued with indecision and too many options. This year my mom was good enough to give me a combined birthday/Chanukah financial gift going toward my hair removal, but I couldn’t figure out what to ask my dad for. Well, after our recent discussion, we were back at my apartment and talking about more mundane things, including the video camera I bought over the summer (which was funded in part by the artist’s stipend from the mentorship program I’m working on). At the time I was torn over a video camera and a still camera, and decided on the Sony CX12 because it can take solid – if not amazing – still pictures and serve well as a standard and high-def video camera. I’ve been happy with it on both accounts, and some of the pictures and video I’ve posted on this blog were taken with the CX12.
Well, I realized a nice still camera (or splitting the cost of a still camera, as I think it’s unfair to ask for things beyond whatever the general established history of gift costs) would be a perfect thing to ask for, and yesterday my dad and I went to a camera store and I came home with a shiney new camera.