Category Archives: Photo Stuff

Long Beach Aquarium image gallery up

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewcharlton/sets/72157594196557149/

I finally got a little tired of my Gallery2 install, it was just a little too slow on my server and I thought I’d start moving stuff over to Flickr. I like it so far and the uploads are quick and easy and viewing speeds are great. Maybe it will give me some more motivation to shoot and post pictures.

But on the pictures themselves, I took them with my Nikon D70 with an 18-70mm. I’d say 90% of the indoor aquarium shots were without flash so I had my ISO bumped to 800 or 1600 most of the time. The shots through the tanks were pretty tough and I was having to brace myself against the tank and pretty much hold the edge of my lens agaist it to minimize camera shake (oh how I pine for a VR lens). Let me know what you think.

Cool Site of the Day: Panoramas.dk

Since I have a mild addiction to the Internet (healthy ambition to learn and gather information is how I like to think of it) I want to highlight some of the cool stuff I come across and the more useful sites that I use frequently. So here’s one I found yesterday:

http://www.panoramas.dk/ has full 360 degree shots from around the world and in my honest opinion is very cool. Some of the shots are just ordinary everyday life but some give a sense of actually being there, check out the Austria National Library. Requires Quicktime but everyone should have it, but if you have a weak stomach be warned that spinning the image around in circles could cause motion sickness.

If you have a cool site let me know about it and I’ll highlight it up here.