Category Archive: Photos

Sep 12 2012

More Lightning with CHDK

I recently downloaded a slightly different motion detection script for my camera that seems to do a great job catching lightning flashes. I had been hoping for some good lightning opportunities on several occasions, but the storms disappointed me. The morning of September 7th turned out to be just what I needed to check out …

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Apr 25 2012

Thunderstruck: Lightning Photography with CHDK

Lightning has always been a source of fascination for me, even as a child. I was never one to be fearful of thunderstorms. Watching a good lightning display is something that I really enjoy. Flashes of lightning are very ephemeral. Blink your eyes or turn your head and you might miss an impressive sight. As …

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Feb 05 2012

HDR Photographs in the Cemetery

I stopped at a local cemetery the other day to take a few photographs before the sunlight vanished. I took a few regular photos, but what I really had in mind was getting exposure brackets for HDR photos. One of the standard photos turned out fairly well, particularly when desaturated and having the contrast tweaked …

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Oct 07 2011

My First 360° Panorama Attempt

Panoramic photos have always intrigued me. The techniques used to take such photos have changed with the introduction of high-tech digital photography and processing capabilities. I decided to try my hand at a full-range panorama. Prairie grass near Urbana Dog Park in USA I took 53 sets of 3 photographs each for this project. I …

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Aug 01 2011

Day 0: Transplant Completed

Today, Day 0 of my stem cell transplant schedule, saw the return of my cells back to my bloodstream. They had been kept frozen since being harvested just a couple weeks ago. The process of warming the cells and returning them only took a bit longer than thirty minutes. There were two bags containing the …

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Jul 31 2011

Today is my ‘Rest Day’

The time spent in the hospital for my stem cell transplant is measured on an interesting scale. The date on which my previously harvested stem cells will be returned to me is called Day 0. Days before then are measured as negative days, and after then as positive days. Depending on the chemotherapy protocol required, …

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Jul 03 2011

Bone Marrow Biopsy Number Two

I had my first bone marrow biopsy over a year ago, just after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In preparation for my upcoming stem cell transplant, another biopsy was called for. This time I managed to get some photographs of the procedure, thanks to the assistance of my wife, Tammy. The biopsy procedure took place …

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Jun 27 2011

It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 6

In this installment of It’s a Conspiracy!, we’ll look at couple more locations shown in 13 Places Google Doesn’t Want You To See. Conspiratorial goodness abounds! Image № 9: Reims – Champagne Air Base Reims – Champagne Air Base is a modern French Air Force and NATO air base. It began operations in 1928. As …

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Jun 26 2011

It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 5

Up now in It’s a Conspiracy!, it’s time to look at the next couple of locations from 13 Places Google Doesn’t Want You To See. Check out Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 for more of the conspiratorial fun. Image № 7: Mobil Oil Corp. in Buffalo NY Here is what Google …

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Jun 25 2011

It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 4

For this It’s a Conspiracy!, we’ll look at the next location in 13 Places Google Doesn’t Want You To See. Don’t forget to read Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3 if you haven’t already done so. Image № 6: Chukotka region This location proves to be more interesting than some of the others in …

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