This is our Really Big Coin. It is big because it makes other things look small when photographed next to it. Actually, it is a 20:1 replica of the EUR 50-cent, you see it being milled out here. We needed to do quite a bit of sanding, lacquering and smudging to obtain the desired look and some climbing to get into required shooting position (you need to get up real high to take good pictures). The result is a short series of photographs, attempting to visually scale down real-sized objects.
I love this quote, bI love this quote, but I just hate the pictures behind these kinds of quotes. Not every single girl looks like those girls, and its annoying when girly quotes like those have perfect girls in the background...its almost like only pretty, skinny girls are allowed to have those kind of experiences.
If it's not already apparent, when the sun is shining and the leaves are green, I'm out there shooting as much infrared film as possible!
During the last NE OH Meetup in Bath, OH, the focus of our day excursions was Cleveland's Flats. While many images were shot there, few of us also made it out to the massive Lakeview Cemetery. A privately funded cemetery, Lakeview is a beautiful grounds to be interred at, but at a monthly rental fee not much less than my apartment! x__x
I can't wait to attend the next NE OH Meetup to see what my good friends Jeff, Eva, Dan, and Silke found while they were at the cemetery. ^__^
Sinar P2 8x10
Fujinon W 210mm f/5.6
Efke IR 820c + #87 filter
10 min. @ f/45ish + front rise + tilt + swing
Obsidian Aqua 1:500
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* Poulpe-Geek a rejoint le chat
Poulpe-Geek : Aah..Rien de mieux qu'une soirée pizza/manga/jeux-vidéos en pyj'. Et vous les filles, vous faîtes quoi ?
Clo' : Cass toi, cé 1 tchat résérvé aux filles !
Manon : Oué, va-t'en !
Poulpe-Geek : Mais..Je suis une fille T_T.
The best home theater PCs are small, quiet, and inexpensive—so the bite-size, $35 Raspberry Pi is the perfect choice. Here's how to turn this little DIY board into a cheap, silent media center in just a half hour. More »
Terry Jantzi says: “I built a homemade machine that works spectacularly. Made out of surplus steel bowls, a hanging plant basket and a propane torch, I produce all kinds of flavored cotton candy for family and friends.”
I like the way his video progressives from a working prototype to a slick finished project.
Some people are just designed to push the limits of things. They see possibilities where others see limitations. And then there’s the special breed of person who finds all these new answers and then shares them with everyone else. Cosmo Wenman continues to prove himself one such person.1
Here’s Cosmo’s latest: using a MakerBot to make a negative, that is a mold, of something, and then casting the shape in metal. Look at some of the incredible stuff he’s done with this process already.
You’ll see in the video that Cosmo’s using an acetone bath to slowly peel away the ABS mold. This isn’t necessarily something MakerBot encourages people to do, and if you choose to work with acetone, you should do it with a lot of caution. Also, note this extremely important warning on the Thingiverse page for these items:.
About 5 years ago we posted our first shaped bokeh tutorial, it has been on the top 5 popular posts lists for almost every day since. Over the time we amassed a huge wealth of information about shaped bokeh and I really thought we covered everything that there is to cover about it.
If you'd like to grow some herbs, salad greens, or other small plants but live in an apartment or condo with no land you can buy or build an urban window garden that uses a pulley system to convert the vertical garden space to horizontal so it can collect more sunlight during the day. More »
When she was showing off the project at Maker Faire we really only got a cursory look at what it could do. Her most recent video covers all that went into pulling off the project. Once the bulk of the guitar body was gone she tore the guts out of a dead c64 in order to mate the case with the guitar neck. Always the craftsman, she altered the computer’s badge to preserve the iconic look, then went to work adding pickups to each string using piezo sensors. This was done with Maker Faire in mind because magnetic pickups would have been unreliable around all of the tesla coils one might find at the event. These were amplified and filtered before being processed via an FPGA which connects to the original c64 SID 6581 chip.
Meet a man sure to go down in the Kludging Hall of Fame. In 1993, Emile Leray, a French electrician, was driving through the Moroccan desert when his Citroën car broke down.
Stranded in the desert, and far out of walking distance of civilization, Leray pulled up his bootstraps, made a small offering prayer to MacGyver (allegedly), and proceeded to disassemble his trashed car and reassemble the parts into a fully functional motorcycle.
Leray is quoted as saying:
“I put myself in what one calls survival mode. I could not have gone back on foot – it was too far.”
Survival mode paid off big-time, as Leray successfully rode his new motorcycle back to civilization, and out of the clutches of very painful and unfortunate death in the desert. In the end, he journeyed over 20 miles, which may not seem like much, but let me reiterate: try walking 20 miles in the scorching north African desert heat.
Despite making his journey 19 years ago in 1993, he has only recently begun telling his story to the press. Now that is a TIFI WIN of monumental proportions.
In both still photography and video, camera work should generally be invisible to viewers, allowing them to focus on the subject being captured. The same is true for video games. Here’s a nerdy yet fascinating analysis of the camera in the legendary SNES game, Super Mario World. It’s so simple, yet so well designed that it’s not something you’ve probably ever thought about.
Looks good, and conceptually it’s a much better home screen design than Android’s default. I like the idea of three discrete columns: apps, widgets, shortcuts. But, ultimately, what difference could it make? A home screen and a UI theme are only skin deep. How is this any more than the proverbial lipstick on a pig?
Dans la catégorie “tellement mignon, vous allez fondre“, un papa et sa petite fille de deux ans font une partie de cache-cache. Que le papa a eu une belle idée d’immortaliser en vidéo, en partant du point de vue de la petite fille…
Equipée d’une GoPro en guise de bandeau, la fille trottine alors dans tout l’appartement à la recherche de son filou de papa. Rien à dire, c’est mignon tout plein, ingénieux et original.
Parisian coffee terrasse #3
This is the third shot i took of people having a drink or coffee at a parisian café's "terrasse". Even though it was freezing, (-2°C), people still enjoy the "terrasses", and their heaters of course ;).
Ice cream cocktail
Pour l'opération carte d'or, j'ai reçu chez moi 2 boites de glace parfum abricot et noir extreme. Le but du jeu était de créer un cocktail original et dont la recette était aisément reproductible.
Nous avons choisi de marier le sorbet abricot à de la cannelle et des amandes effilées (préalablement grillées).
J'ai râpé quelques copeaux de chocolats, disposé la glace noir intense au fond du verre, puis le mélange à base d'abricot et enfin quelques copeaux de chocolat et des amandes restantes au sommet pour décorer.
Le côté "amer" du chocolat noir extreme se marie très bien avec la dominante sucrée du sorbet abricot, l'équilibre obtenu est vraiment frais et intéressant.
J'ai été "taggué" par Anh pour participer à une chaine et publier sur mon blog la 6e photo de la 6e page de mon flickr...
Je suis tombé sur une photo que j'avais déjà uploadée ici. J'en ai profité pour la reprendre un peu (on fait des progrès en retouche/reglages en 2 ans) et vous trouverez ici une image à dynamique augmentée.
Je passe le relais à mes visiteurs les plus actifs :
Ksh, Trancept, Celk19 et jihen