Friday, December 29, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Full Flickr set at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/sets/72157594438829197/
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Moved to the new Blogger!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Originally uploaded by Kadath.
Testing how well this works from right within Flickr. Despite having taken this picture only today, I think it is going to be one of my favorites forever.
Full set here:
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The one thing I hate about flickr
Is their takeover by Yahoo. Note this:
"(Note for old skool members: the new mobile site, sadly, will not work for you: we've made the transition to supporting Yahoo! ID login exclusively for mobile. The vast majority of our users are now using Yahoo! IDs, and many of the cool features we're working on depend on fancy-schmancy, high-tech Yahoo! infrastructure that necessitates this style of login. And, as a gentle reminder, we will be requiring Y! accounts for all Flickr.com members at some point in the future.)"
I dont want a yahoo ID. I'm not going to get a yahoo ID. I've got plenty of stuff hosted over at Google thank you very much and zero reason to want to share between Google and Yahoo. If Flickr keeps this crap up I guess I'll be checking out Zoomr and others shortly.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
DVD and HD DVD review blowout
Sunday, October 15, 2006
VC Birthday and PA Ren Faire
Photos up now.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Jessica and Paul's Wedding
Full size images:
Monday, October 09, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Couldn't have said it any better myself, times two
It's strange feeling so helpless and disgusted at the situation, but there is small comfort in knowing that people smarter than me and with bigger voices are saying what we all know to be true.
Ole' TSE had it right I think...
"We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper. "
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Carnivorous Yellow Jackets
Somehow two weeks in a row I've gotten interesting shots of yellow jackets =)
I'm pretty sure my next lense is gonna be the 100 Macro, but until then I'm having fun with the Tamron 28-75s limited macro capabilities.
Full set at:
Essentially, during the wedding I was at today, an enterprising yellow jacket attacked a piece of my leftover chicken. It made over a DOZEN sorties onto this meat, used its mandibles to SLICE off a piece, picked them up like a helicopter, and flew off, presumably to the nest. My brother in law killed a dozen yellow jackets but I wouldnt let him kill this one, it was SMART! =)
As a colorblind amateur photographer, one of the things I'm struggling with is getting consistant color casts. You'll notice these all are in the same 3 foot area yet my colors are widely varying despite individually looking 'right' when editing em down in RSP.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: The Photography of Sam Bloomberg-Rissman
"trying to figure out a way to build a system where you could turn a photo sharing site into a secondary vehicle for advanced amateurs to offer their work up for sale at much fairer prices than the microstock sites are paying out today."
Good luck to them. I hope they make it work. Currently I'm not even an advanced amateur, but I still think that there HAS to be a market that can be made for solid, interesting photography that isn't from NAME BRAND photographers and pays more than the crap that the microstock sites do. It's gonna happen, but it needs genius level work to get there. Work that puts the artists first. Even the iTunes model wont work, that isnt really good for the artists and legitimizes the whole intermediary pipeline between artist and buyer.
Personally, I'd rather give away my work via a creative commons license (non commercial any way!) then to sell my soul to these microstock sites. Well, actually I do do that! All of my stuff is publise CC requiring attribution and share alike and no commercial use.
Hell, I'd be happy if there was a system to help up and comers sell enough of their work to finance better gear without hiring a lawyer to figure out the details... =)
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
I've seen Yellow Jackets fly into beer, soda, water, just about every liquid there is at picnics and swim around in em for hours, pissed off but alive. This guy flew into a cup of melted butter for steamers. He died within 15 seconds. I've seen insecticides take longer to kill. Guess this means all of our sprays should be converted to butter for maximum effectiveness!
Predator becomes prey
A lousy day for this wasp, caught in the spiders web. He was quite agitated, I was tempted to set him free but I didnt want to get stung in the process and didnt want to disappoint the spider who was saving him for dinner.
Friday, September 08, 2006
He won't be here when you get back!
Or so the Colonel told me as I was feverishly taking snaps as people filed out for their lunch break. Apparently lots of bugs wander in the front door.... =)
Testing how differently the color corrected version looks on my machine back at work, there is a vast difference on my calibrated monitor (god bless the $69 Huey!)
Original from Uncalibrated Monitor, wrongly sized to boot.
From Calibrated monitor, 6x4
Monday, September 04, 2006
Labor Day 06
The kids broke out the new swing I bought Katie for her birthday, as it turns out it's plenty big for Ryan and Eddie too. I taught Ryan how to wind up the ropes and make Eddie sick =)
Full Flickr set at: Labor Day 06
Ernesto and the Whatever
Just a little proof that I actually took responsibility to watch the good vessel while Pappy was away =)
Full Flickr Set at:
Friday, September 01, 2006
I finally broke out the 20D and took some shots of K-dizzle =)
Full flickr set here:
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Spy Game Review
Monday, August 21, 2006
Pictures from Katie and Eddie's Birthday Party
Are up at my Flickr Site: