there’s always something special in being active at an unusual time. it may be the relative quiet or the minute noises in the background that don’t usually make it to our conscious perception, like a rustling of the leaves. or the smell of fresh, cool air as the fog creeps in.
here’s a picture from 5 a.m. today at the UWS EucFACE site, a “time machine” that will show how eucalyptus forests will adapt to rising atmospheric CO2 levels.
working during the more extreme hours of the day definitely pays off with views like this.
these pictures were taken right after another, using the two cameras i had with me: the samsung galaxy nexus (back camera) and the new sony rx100.
granted, it’s unfair to compare a camera to a smartphone (even though it’s “optimized for low light conditions”) – but it does give you a pretty good idea what the rx100 is capable of.
pictures are completely unaltered (except for downsizing and the watermark).
and now, to celebrate that low-light sensitivity and embrace my new-found tripod laziness, here are three recent, handheld night photos: [more...]
beach, sea and surf. explore one of sydney’s most popular beaches, bondi, through these lightfield pictures.
lytro recently released manual controls for their lightfield camera. here are some action shots from the dog park, taken at 1/250 s fixed shutter speed:
in the ongoing effort to try everything at least once (well, almost everything), we did a rafting trip in my home province tirol (austria), a few weeks back.
one of the operators of rafting trips in the upper inn valley (and the one we chose) is area 47. the name apparently stems from the location being close to 47 degrees northern latitude. a 47 euro ticket per person (pricing coincidence?) includes free entry to the area 47 water park.
after the busride from area 47 (oetztal bahnhof) to imst and a short introduction, we carried our raft towards the riverbank and were treated to an insanely chilly (7 °C) dip into the inn river. [more...]
more pictures from central and western sydney.
i’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, this time.
photos after the break, living pictures here. (love lytro’s new manual controls!)