Saturday, September 25, 2010

Camelot Island


camelot island
© 2010 Darren DeRidder. Originally uploaded by soto voce

Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Buffalo Jump 2


Buffalo Jump 2, originally uploaded by soto voce.
This is the second photograph I've posted of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in the Alberta foothills. The previous one was an obvious HDR stack of three exposures, which I shot hand-held! This is actually a single exposure, shot in RAW format and post-processed in the same software as the HDR image, rendering what it calls a "psuedo HDR" image. Because this is a single exposure, I feel the sharpness is better than on the composite photo. I'm still not completely happy with the kit lens, however. Most of my images don't meet my expectations for sharpness when viewed full screen. This includes images shot with a tripod and employing all the tricks for eliminating camera shake and getting the right focus.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Temeraire

Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

© 2010 Darren DeRidder

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Keynote Notes

Jobs is giving his keynote, introducing the next generation of iPods, iTunes and Apple TV.  One of the things I like, probably everybody likes, about Apple is their continual innovation.  One takeaway from the keynote is Jobs' description of the driving factor behind Apple's innovation and success:

We listened to what customers wanted...  This is what customers were telling us...  Our customers wanted this.

Apple delivers.  Cha-ching.

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