I rented Real Genius the other day. I'm hoping I'll be able to watch it tonight.
I am noticing color saturation a lot more. I don't know if ut's a side affect of growing old, or all the photography I've been doing, but I look out the window and I stare at how green the trees and grass are, how blue the sky is, etc. It's like a visual filter has been put over my eyes to increase the saturation by about 10%-15%. It just makes me want to go out and take more picturesof the vibrant colors.
AJ, my coworker, and I were discussing how much it would cost to get wireless networking stuff and take our lapptops out to the slough next to work, and enjoy the sun and water while pounding away at various network and systems issues. It would definately be more relaxing than the office.
*yawn* I have been tired all week. I'm dreaming of the weekend. This Friday night John and Erica will be crashing at my place. Saturday night Nia might be crashing on the couch. And we have Kirsten through the 24th. I wonder if anyone would notice if I crawled under my desk for a quick siesta.
Anyone know about doing infrared photography with digital cameras? I know my friend has a Nikon CoolPix, and he has a special filter that looks like a polarizing filter, but darker, that lets him do IR photography. The problem is, he needs to do long exposures when he does that. I'm looking at getting, at some point this year, a Canon D-30, but I haven't found any documentation on the IR capabilities of the D-30 or any other digital cameras.
IR photograph seems like it would be fun to try. It would be like playing with my black light and seeing what glows under it. And with the digital caera, I would get instant results, and no developing fees. One of the funner things to do with it is photo peoples "aura". While it's really just recording the heat given off of a person, it would have color shifting just like a mood ring. Plus, with digital cameras having LCDs, you can see it in real time. Now that I think about it, seeing peoples breath, in pictures, might be cool also.
Not that I'm pondering this. Why not invent a digiatal camera which will record the visual spectrum, plus a fair distance up or down the wave length chart. YOu could them dial in and watch/photo specific bands of radiation. I wonder what the world looks like on different spectrums. What glows. What reflects. What aborbs. What is transparent. What is opaque. Like, with X-Ray, we would be mostly see through. With electro magnetic radiation, we would probably glow slightly. This is well beyond the realm of science or affordability at the momment, but something like this would be a lot of fun to play with.
Okay... I'm done geeking out for the momment.