I just came back from a birding trip to Southeastern Costa Rica that gave me chance to evaluate the Micro Four Thirds lens Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm under field conditions. Here are my thoughts! Continue reading Five Rare Birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
Can you imagine a volcanic explosion so violent that creates a crater nearly 7 miles wide, a 700 ft. high tsunami that obliterates the Bronze Age Minoan Empire, and its remaining Caldera eventually becomes the most spectacular tourist destination of the Greek Islands? Continue reading Santorini Album
Going through old slide film scans, or even the original slides is always a rediscovering adventure. Ektachrome’s grain and Velvia’s contrast look very different from today’s clean 36 MP images… Continue reading Slide Film Years, Revisited
Here and there I’ve read in the internet that mounting Canon’s 500D close-up filter in reverse gives you better image quality. So, I tried it… Continue reading Is it better to mount Canon’s 500D Close-up filter in reverse?
Here is another image seen in the six possible RGB channel-scrambling schemes. This time a dwarf banana plant. Continue reading More RGB Images Channel Mixing
We have no way of knowing if we see colors the same way as other people do. Does the sky look the same to you and me? And what about other animals? Biology notwithstanding, I wanted to play around switching digital color channels just to see… Continue reading Six ways to see a photograph (the channel mixing game)
We’ve all seen those fantastic satellite images that show details of vegetation cover, water and other features in what scientists call false-color. Have you ever thought what they would look like if taken from the ground, just as a regular photo? Continue reading Real world, false colors