Monthly Archive: July 2011

“Moonbows” in Yosemite

“Moonbows” in Yosemite

What is a “moonbow”? Its like a rainbow, in a water fall – by the light cast by the moon at night. Really. Pretty amazing, actually.  

Why I like the micro 4/3ds format on the Lumix GH-2

Why I like the micro 4/3ds format on the Lumix GH-2

A nice feature of the Lumix GH-2 from Panasonic, as well as other micro four thirds cameras, is their ability to use a wide variety of lenses. I had two old Minolta film cameras and had several old lenses that work great with the GH-2, using a Minolta to m43 adapter ring. Here’s a photo of my collection (picture taken...

The story behind the Windows XP background photo #photography

The story behind the Windows XP background photo #photography

I always thought it looked like rolling hills in northern California. But I had heard otherwise – from people supposedly “in the know”. But they were wrong – the photographer who took the photo says he took it in Napa County area. Windows XP desktop screen is a Napa image.   Related articles Microsoft only offering 1000 more days of...

Clever way to scan film negatives and slides

Clever way to scan film negatives and slides

How to Scan Film Using Your Ordinary Flatbed Scanner. I need to give this a try – actually, I think my scanner might have a top side illumination capability already. I have a bunch of old B&W 120 film that I’d like to shoot. No problem developing the film, but it seems that digital printing is the way to go...