Tag: Photos

More Lomo Photos

July 14, 2010 » Geek, Life

We found and developed four rolls of film the other day. Here are some of my favorites from the batch. Fisheye shots are Darcy’s, the others should all be mine (some of these are few years old though, so no promises on that).

Automated Road and Pavement Condition Survey Vehicle

November 4, 2009 » Geek, Life

I saw this on my way to work today. It’s got lots of stuff hanging off of it, pretty cool looking.

I couldn’t get a better shot (stupid stick shift) but there was more hardware on the front too. I definitely saw some laser warning stickers on the bottom and the side read “Automated Road and Pavement Condition Survey”, or something equivalent to that, and it had blue on white government plates.

Couldn’t find much on the web, and nothing really in the US even. Cool though. Anyone in the know, fill me in!


ImageMagick Thumbnails and Contact Sheets

March 30, 2009 » Geek

Update (2010-06-14)
Thanks to Glenn Turnbull I’ve fixed a bug where the last contact sheet would not be created when the number of photos is evenly divisible by the contact sheet size.

Additionally, this script and others will now be kept updated at http://github.com/jmhobbs/helper-scripts

Update (2012-04-10)
Phillip Vuchetich wrote a neat script for making composite 4×6 out of wallet sized images, which he has allowed me to post about here.

Wow, long time no post. Darcy and I got a digital camera about a week ago, a Nikon D90. We haven’t really had a chance to put it through it’s paces, but we’ve taken a few pictures around the house to play with it.

At about 3mb each (JPEG’s) the images are really slow to preview in Konqueror. I decided it would be better to be able to download all the photos from the card, then run a script to make my thumbnails. That way I wouldn’t have to wait around while I was viewing photos, instead I could just wait once at the beginning of the process.

My resulting script may have some holes, but it works well for me on Sidux. It takes all of the images in the current directory and makes 600×600 base thumbnails into a directory called “thumb” then uses those to make 12 image contact sheets into a directory called “contact”.

real user sys
resize 0m43.478s 0m40.625s 0m2.525s
scale 0m25.449s 0m22.975s 0m2.236s
sample 0m18.362s 0m15.983s 0m2.211s
Script times for 16 JPEG images at 3Mb each
To 600×600 thumbnails and 200×200 contact sheet frames.

Your results will vary, but I ran it with three different scaling types (resize, scale, sample). I’m fine with the output from the fastest one (sample) but you can do as you please. I didn’t add command line options because I wanted to have consistent sizes and qualities every time I use it.

Side By Side Resize Method Comparison
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Sample Contact Sheet
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It keeps you updated so you know it hasn’t stalled, here is a sample run.

And here it is. Feel free to comment your changes!

Holga Camera

April 26, 2008 » Life

I liked Darcy’s Diana medium format camera so much that when I went to buy her a fisheye camera (with waterproof housing!) from the lomography site, I fell for a Holga. Very nice looking camera, and fun to take pictures with. Anyway, I got back my first two rolls yesterday, one square and one rectangle. Turns out that the included film was all slide film except one roll, so the squares are normal film and the rectangles are not. Here’s the ones that didn’t come out as black squares :-) Click through for a huge version.

I’m particularly fond of the double exposure of Darcy with the red and blue flash, the clouds and the blue flash mustang.


Class Photoshop Project

March 2, 2008 » Geek

I’m taking a GUI design class right now and for slightly odd reasons he is having us do mini-projects in Photoshop and Flash. For the last bit of the Photoshop one we were supposed to cut Lance Armstrong out of a picture and put him in any background we wanted. I choose the gates to Mordor and I’m quite proud of the results.

Click through for the full size, it’s worth it I think.