Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturdays Online: What Ever Happened To.........

We'll start with a low-tech digital image from my Android Phone:

The Lake near my home often has reflections, but rarely the clouds that make it more interesting.

Now lets move on to our subject for today.  From low-tech digital to highest-tech.  A very high tech digital photo process (a bit more than just your ordinary camera).  I'm speaking of the Lytro.  You know, that camera that captured a point cloud rather than a flat 2-D image, and allowed you to focus on specific areas of the image?  Actually a neat idea, but apparently no market.  So they are shifting to infinite focus video and virtual reality.........But they claim to be continuing to make the still image camera too for now.........

Visit the Lytro Gallery Here.

Well that's how it goes, and that's why I keep it simple...........Next Week, why film still matters.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Accidental Abstraction @ San Luis Rey

You know how sometimes you 'accidentally' take a picture when you are unpacking or setting up your camera.  Sometime those accidents can be interesting.

I'm assuming that what happened here:

Monday, February 23, 2015

St Mary's Chapel, Mission San Luis Rey

Ooops!  Somehow  got really caught up in yesterday's snow storm and "forgot" my Lenten posting.......

So let's start with St Mary 's Chapel at Mission San Luis Rey:

An remember, we may be a little fuzzy because they didn't allow tripods!

And even though this is digital image....It's Still "Faith on Film" as far as I am concerned.........

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturdays Online: You Can't Just Leave it Anywhere!

So I've finally done it.  Set out my solargram pinhole can camera to capture the Spring Equinox:

What a difference a day makes!  It was nearly sunset when we mounted the pinhole camera.  So I left the shutter covered until the next morning.  By then it has snowed a little bit.  But still not like Boston!

For a definition of Solaragraphy click here.

But a word to the wise.....You can't just leave them anywhere, as one would be solargrapher in Atlanta recently learned.  And no, the Police are NOT going to call you to find out why you left your pinhole camera in a public place,  Mine is safely in my back yard!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday

We begin Lent with a Posting from Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside California:

We will spend the next 40 days at the Mission.
(OK there may be some non-Mission posting too!)