Archive for the ‘Experiments’ Category

High Dynamic Range Photography—What and Why

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. There are great expositions and tutorials online, so I won't reinvent those here. Basically, HDR is a technique that combines multiple differently-exposed photographs into a single photograph, allowing you to fit a much wider range of brightness, darkness, and colors into a single finished ...

Painting with Paint.net

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

If you don't know about Paint.net, it's a free photo editing utility (just Google Paint.net) that lets you have fun with pictures. I started with this: I then cropped a section to get this: I then used Paint.net's Oil Painting effect to turn them into this:

How to barbeque a grill

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

So, what happens to a Weber Q gas grill when you leave it on medium for about 12 hours? This happens: I left it on deliberately, but forgot to set a timer. I was trying to burn off the remnants of a rather sticky (but good) marinade I concocted for grilling prawns ...

Putting Down Roots

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Apparently, the tropics can be home to some pretty unusual trees. This must be the kind of tree they use when they wood for building condominiums. This is a test to see if I can simultaneously post to my blog and picture folder at the same time. If I see a ...