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Sunday Nov 02, 2008
By Josh Simons on Nov 02, 2008
Several people noticed Saturday's extraordinary sunset here in the Boston area. This shot looks towards the Harvard Business School from across the Charles River in Cambridge. Unfortunately, I missed the peak of this amazing sunset by about five minutes.
Sunday Oct 26, 2008
By Josh Simons on Oct 26, 2008
I spent the afternoon at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, practicing panning shots with my 500mm lens and 1.4x tele-extender. My subject of choice was the California brown pelican. The day was a little foggy so I've done a Levels adjustment on this to increase the dynamic range. By the end of the day I was definitely better at panning, though getting an initial sighting through such a large lens is still sometimes challenging. It takes practice to see an object with the naked eye and then quickly get the object in the len's field of view--especially when that object is moving.
When shooting subjects like this, don't forget to stop down as much as you can to increase the depth of field and improve you chances of getting good focus.
Tuesday Oct 14, 2008
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Saturday Nov 03, 2007
By Josh Simons on Nov 03, 2007
A few photos from the recent Head of the Charles Regatta, the world's largest two-day rowing event. Held annually in Cambridge Massachusetts on the Charles River, 2007 marked the 43rd anniversary of the event.
The photos were taken at the Weeks Footbridge, about 1.5 miles from the race's starting point and about halfway to the finish line. The last photo is of Dunster House. at Harvard.
Saturday Sep 15, 2007
By Josh Simons on Sep 15, 2007
I'm in California for two weeks, including this weekend due to a string of meetings in Menlo Park. I brought my camera gear and took some shots on Highway 1 south of Half Moon Bay. The above was the first place I stopped. After lowering myself to the beach using a series of ropes to stop from sliding down the very steep pathway, I reached the bottom to find a very well-organized beach cleanup operation underway. I grabbed a trash bag and a latex glove and spent a few hours picking up trash, taking an occasional shot, and enjoying the weather, the scenery, and the wildlife. I saw pelicans in abundance and several dolphins riding the waves pretty close to the beach. And for some reason I saw many bird carcasses in various states of decay all over this beach. I asked a local about it and she said it was common at this location, but she didn't know why. I also found a dead seal.
Getting back up to the roadway was more challenging than getting down. I was feeling reasonably virtuous lugging my bag of collected trash, along with my camera bag and tripod, up to the highway, but anything I did paled in comparison to the guy who somehow...and I do not know how he did this...brought not one, but two, automobile wheels (tires AND rims) back up that very steep slope.
Monday Aug 27, 2007
- Mirror, Mirror
- DTrace Deep Dive in Boston this Week!
- Sun Microsystems Alumni
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- Barbie's Next Career
- Igniting the Earth's Atmosphere
- Virtualization for HPC: The Heterogeneity Issue
- Sun Grid Engine: Still Firing on All Cylinders
- Sun HPC Consortium Videos Now Available
- You Put Your HPC Cluster in a...WHAT??