Friday, May 24, 2013

Old Japanese Man Creates Amazing Art Using Excel (Wait, Excel?)

Old Japanese Man Creates Amazing Art Using Excel (Wait, Excel?), post.

He is not doing it mathematically as some commenters apparently first believed. But it's still pretty amazing what some people will get out of a tool which was never meant for the purpose. (I barely ever use Excel, I didn't know it had any drawing tools beyond making graphs.)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Focus stacking again

Bert found this cool article about macro focus stacking.
(That is, the use of several exposures with slightly varying focus being combined in the computer for greater depth of field. The super-narrow depth of field has always been the bane of macro photography, so it's very welcome there.)

The Conan of frogs on his horned mythological steed.

... We are not here, you are having a dream...

"Who, me, officer?!"

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lime light

Photo by my pal Jimmy, I think it's nice on the desktop.

Jimmy tells me: "I thought that limes were supposed to be green, but that's just the way they're shipped and sold in stores.  A tree-ripened lime is yellow, but they don't last very long for commercial purposes, according to my friend Bob who grows them."

Surreal Black-And-White Photos

[Thanks to TCG]

Surreal Black-And-White Photos, post.