Canon’s EOS RP just came out. It has been panned by the camera community for a number of reasons, all of them unfortunate. But the story starts with the Canon EOS M50. Continue reading “Canon EOS RP – Hamper Gate”
Super Blood Wolf Moon
We watched the lunar eclipse last night. It was twenty-something degrees Fahrenheit! We live in the woods, so I had to capture these photos through a lot of tree branches. The first three images were taken using just auto settings hand held. The last three were taken on a tripod with low ISO’s and very long exposures. Needless to say, I took about forty or fifty shots altogether, but most of them were pretty much the same. These were the best.
This is clearly a hobby I am going to want to explore more. As much as I enjoyed catching the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” in digital format, it’s pretty important to remember that while you’re in the moment, it’s best to stop taking photos and just observe using your own senses. There’s no point in being there if you’re not actually going to be there.
I used a Canon EFS 55-250mm image stabilized lens to take these photos. That’s why the first three photos without the tripod were not a wobbly smear of light. The images are super grainy, even with low ISO and long exposures. I’m going to practice more night photography so I can hone skills for next time. No excuses… These are not perfect, but it’s a far cry from what my phone can do, so I’m happy. The next thing to learn will be better image quality through stacking.
I hope others will find some inspiration to go out there and find whatever your next “Super Blood Wolf Moon” might be.
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Most licensed air traffic transmit a public signal rich with flight data that can be decoded by anyone with the right hardware and software. All of that is brought together as 7000+ volunteers keep tabs on airplane flights world-wide via a very cool website called FlightRadar24. Need to know where your flight is right now? Continue reading “Where is my flight? Check out FlightRadar24”
An Open Letter to Aliexpress About Quality Control
There needs to be much better quality control over product descriptions so they match the products buyers expect to receive. This is especially true with the electronics vendors. I have received multiple orders that are entirely different from their online descriptions.
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Fighting Robocalls and Cold Callers
Getting cold calls again? Here are some tips for clamping down on cold callers. Continue reading “Fighting Robocalls and Cold Callers”