Archive for October, 2005

Wild Birds

Wild Birds

These birds of paradise live on a small patch of grass beneath a pine tree, decorating the entrance to ���La Cuesta Apartments��� in La Mesa, CA. It looks almost proud. Although the context is out of frame, there is a certain nobility to keeping its chin up despite its circumstance.

KPBS Film Club

The past few weeks I worked on a pilot show for a radio program on KPBS (produced by Angela Carone, with film critics Beth Accomando and Scott Marks). It’s a special halloween edition of the KPBS Film Club of the Air. See what you think. We will be creating a few more pilots, so stay tuned.

New (used) camera!

Canon D10 17-40mm f/4 L
(Canon 10D with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L) This is my new ebayed camera! You can expect to see much more photography here in the future. This is a powerful tool kit (I only have this lens at the moment; I’ll soon have a 50mm f/1.8 and am pricing 100mm f/2.8 Macros as well). The camera can shoot 3 frames per second, ISO 100 to 3200, raw 6 megapixel images at 3072 x 2048, and all the obvious luxury and power of full auto to full manual controls including time-lapse photography.

You can read reviews from dpreview.com, photo.net, and fredmiranda.com.

I sold my 35mm Pentax Z50 and am retiring a Nikon Coolpix880. I bought the Nikon in 2000 for panoramic photography. Here are some Quicktime VR examples. The Nikon now has several hot pixels but has performed pretty well for a point-and-shoot.