Thursday, January 07, 2010

Patterson Panorama

Patterson Panorama, originally uploaded by imageo.
These where part of a set of 12 photos taken from the public walkway at Patterson Lakes. What interested me most was the dramatic sky (no polarizing filter was used by the way) and thought oit would work well with the collagy/fragmented panorama effect. At first I tried hard to keep the horizon essentially level, but in the end I felt the higgledy piggledy twist & tilts added a bit of drama. This was created to be a screen wallpaper for my laptop. I used picasa, using their picture pile collage option, which now lets you slide and rotated images on the screen. I also removed almost half the images from the original series.

Not that the more conventional autostitched panorama is not without drama. Click your mouse on the seadragon panel above and you can zoom in (with the mouse wheel or the + button) and pan around. It is a 180 degree view, and taken hand held, at approximnately 15 degree incriments, which I find give be the right sort of overlap for autostich.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Galahs Behaving Badly

The Galahs [Eolophus roseicapilla] (or maybe [Cacatua roseicapillus] there is still a controversy about there true scienitifc name) were back in greater numbers and raucously noisier. Different tree. Lots of flapping of wings and hanging upside down. I suspect they were just having fun.
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Monday, January 04, 2010

The Square Giraffe Collage

Collage of Square format images including "psuedo" polaroids. Created with Picasa.

For PhotoFriday's topic square
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Sunday, January 03, 2010

A Pleasant Evening

Happy Trees, the early summer weather has been ghreat for trees, some rain, not too many hot winds and reasonable humidity
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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Chainsaw Art

Another Photosynth, this time prepared as a "walk around". This photoset was taken at mga's "materpiece in a Day" Novemeber 2009.

Sorry Mac & Linux users,Photosythn still only works for Microsoft Windows.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Not good enough. still

The geotagging ability in Flickr, imagewhich uses Yahoo! maps, still disappoints me, almost two years on. The satellite coverage for the places I go in Australia is to put it mildly unusably imprecise. At any decent scale to recognise local features (like a major river!) in the Satellite View, you just get the message “sorry  the data you have requested is unavailable”. You can get more detail from the MAP View, but where is that river?

Mossman River at Mossman
Don’t despair, you can get more accurate locations by geocoding in google earth first (easy if you have picasa) or use the still wonderful loc.alize.this browser add-in/bookmarklet.

I’m just grumbling because in a new year “almost resolution” way I had decided to geotag my already uploaded flickr photos. Now I just feel frustrated again and I’ve given up the idea.