Industrial Dump (which has now disappeared)

Working Dunedin [Analog]

This is the first of multiple posts that will come from the summer’s film. The scans are slowly being posted — Reatha at Film Soup has done her usual good job. Processing these from my end is quite easy: Reatha is slowly uploading the scans to dropbox, and I download them into Shotwell, which allows me to flip them around. The scans are fairly high quality. As an aside, I’m moving away from using slideshows and back to mosaic approachs for the slideshows. All photos…

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Venice is wet. I am jetlagged.

Day One in Venice: most of these photos were taken after I managed to be awake most of 40 hours (I think I got four hours sleep in four flights) and during continous drizzle. I am afraid I got completely lost and did not note where I am: if anyone does know can they comment. Monochrome photos out of camera and shrunk: colour photos processed in darktable. And yes, there was a film shot before I started with the OM-10 (while I was getting lost)…

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Above St Kilda

Digikam, Darktable, and software testing.

I am in the process of setting this laptop up for rapid processing of photos from raw while travelling. This requires that I am able to import a large number of files, scan through them, and then process the ones I need to from raw. I am shifting from using shotwell to digikam for this: digikam is older, more mature, and simply faster. And it allows one to open up the file you want into darktable, where you can play with it. I’m also going…

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Micro four thirds, a tripod, and two legs: kit testing.

I am going to introduce these photos by a quote from Thom Hogan. Then I will discuss why I was carrying a tripod around Brighton beach, west of Dunedin this evening. Not a single one of you phrased your biggest problem as being “I need more pixels” or “I need more dynamic range.” None of you really said your problem was that the camera’s frame rate was too slow to capture what you shoot. What are we getting from the camera makers? More pixels. Better…

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