Monday, July 27, 2009

panoramas go bananas

View from Hanging Rock, originally uploaded by nettsu.

I love panoramas
I do
I'm not really sure how much talent they require as a photographer to be honest. But there is just something magical about watching a whole series of images come together into one big image.

I have a problem now. I love autostitch. It's the simplest and most effective panorama software I've used. But now I have the macbook pro and guess what there's no autostitch available :( This makes me a little sad. I actually have a couple of panoramas from the weekend that need processing.

So anyways... I did some asking around on twitter for the best pano software for macs. I got 3 options - 2 free and 1 paid. So being the cheap bastard I am I tried the two free ones. Hugins & doubletake. I've deleted both of them of the mac. I don't understand them. So in terms of ease of use they failed for me - badly. I need something easy to use! I'm a mac n00b... I may end up investigating AutoPanoPro further which was the third suggestion.

Or just bringing the images into work and using my work machine to process the panos... that's the other option as it has autostitch.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unintentional Mis-Adventures in Cross-Processing

There's a story here... like most things in my life *laughs*

My friend Wade sent me some Fuji Provia 100 which was very sweet of him. So anyways... I shot two rolls (I have 3 left) and dropped them off at my usual lab on Elizabeth Street. I've got a cold so I'm not thinking clearly... bit of an off-tangent comment but it will make sense. So the guy tells me they can't process they Provia as it's slide film. I didn't realise it was slide film. I just thought it was 120 film and that it was like the kodak film I normally use - obviously it's not. I'm really a bit niave at the best of times. So anyways, the guy at the lab says they can cross-process the film as C-41. Now at this point there should have been a little voice in my head going - MICHAEL STOP!!!!!!!! CROSS-PROCESSING GIVES WACKY RESULTS!!!! so I said ok... not realising what I just said ok to... so walking back the office... it dawned on me that I just agreed to process slide film as normal film... I got nervous :(

But here's one of the outcomes
Notch it up as another happy accident in a series of continuing happy accidents :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009


UNSENSORED09, originally uploaded by nettsu.

The irony as I post this blog entry...

Most of the folks who read my blog are probably involved in this... anyhoo

I'm exhibiting
I'm exhibiting my first analogue photo
I have the prints
I left the prints in Trentham
I was going to get the local framer to do the framing for me. I was going to see him on Saturday and I forgot

So I now have added some stress onto getting them framed and delivered... I will see if he's open on Saturday and how fast he can turn them around for me


Sunday, July 5, 2009

The 'Keets

The 'Keets, originally uploaded by nettsu.

Playing around with updated camerabag.

I haven't had the time to process any photos from the weekend yet. Mostly just food photos... I've got 5 rolls of film to be developed though.

So expect a flickr flood in the next couple of days :)