The local Mac-dealers cut of DKR 1,000 off the Mac Mini because Apple is releasing a new Intel-based Mini; I could not resist that offer so I bought one. Below is a picture of the computer and 5 cd’s.
The computer comes with build in AirPort wireless network, Bluetooth, CD-RW, 1.5 GHz G4 processor, 512 MB of memory and an 80 GB harddrive. It is very silent in operation (although not as quiet as my iBook), takes up no desktop space and weighs only 1.5 kilo.
I’m a bit behind with my `Album of the Week’ project, so I’ll make it brief (just to get it done):
The tracklist of this 2005 remastering of the 1987 Sting album includes The Lazarus Heart and Englishman In New York. I bought mine at iTunes Music Store for DKK 80.
This shot was taken in a nearby tunnel under Ringgaden in Ã…rhus. I suspect that its kind is a common finding in most lager cities. The highligts are burned due to a long exposure – around 6 seconds, I recall – but this should increases the depth of field.
Here is a photograph I took yesterday on a walk with Tina in out new neighbourhood. It is the entrance at the old cycle ring. Appearantly the ring is still in use even though the entrance seems fit for a rebuild.
The panora below is from a summer trip Mads and I took to London a few years ago. It is stitched from 5 images which were all given the same amount of exposure. I used Photoshop to put the panorama together. My procedure was to first align the lines by eye. Then I fine tuned each picture separately using the “Transform” -> “Perspektive” tool from the menu. Next, I used the dodge and burn tool to make the panorama appear seamless. Finally I cropped the picture and cloned the sky and the concrete in the lower right corner. The sky is not quite perfect, because it is difficult to clone smooth surface. I used Gaussian Blur and added some noise to make it look real.
Jeg har opdaget en fin teknik til at skabe stÃ¸rre dynamisk rÃ¦kkevidde i billeder som er taget i RAW-format. Metoden er at passe pÃ¥ ikke at brÃ¦nde hÃ¸jlysene ud i optagelsen og sÃ¥ fremkalde to billeder, hvor det ene er overbelyst. Bagefter Ã¥bner man begge billeder i Photoshop og bruger MOVE-vÃ¦rktÃ¸jet til at trÃ¦kke det mÃ¸rke billede oven pÃ¥ det lyse. Herefter tilfÃ¸jer man et Adjustment Layer maler det lyse lag frem under det mÃ¸rke vha. en Paint Brush. Man kan lÃ¦se mere om metoden pÃ¥ tips og tricks siden hos Phase One.
Jeg kÃ¸bte et nyt dSLR kamera sidste torsdag. I den forbindelse var jeg pÃ¥ en fotosafari i Ã…rhus. PÃ¥ rÃ¥dhuset, som er tegnet af Arne Jakobsen, fandt jeg dette motiv (klik pÃ¥ billedet for at lÃ¦se mere om mit nye kamera):
If you want to learn a few tricks that will improve your pictures, you ought to take a looke at the Olympus Digital School.