Saturday, July 30, 2005

More pictures

Click on over when you have a minute.

The hawk in the blue-sky'ed picture is one that perches on top of H.J. Patterson hall from time to time. I just happened to have my camera with me that time. The grain of the film kind of ruins the shots, but you get the idea. It's still kind of cool.

I'm proud of the bees and that purple flower. Those (and the bluebird) came from around CSPAC. The mockingbird was a result of "I only have one picture left" so the lighting was kind of an experiment. I kind of like the way the center turned out.

Bees are my desktop right now. They also got five votes (oooh, ahh) in the latest farktography thread.

Bask once more in my glory.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I got an email!

(14:44:44) nurrwick: Dear Nathaniel Rutledge,
I am Marvin Rabovsky, the University of Maryland Alumni Association Board of Governors' new president.

(14:44:51) nurrwick: now watch as I compose a response to this email:

(14:45:03) nurrwick: Hello Marvin Rabovsky!
(14:45:38) nurrwick: Is that your middle name? I like very much being called Nathaniel Rutledge, as it symbolizes quite well my open ended nature and straight-guns-for-tomorrow carefree attitude!
(14:46:05) nurrwick: How was being elected? I bet it was really confusing being on a ballot where there were last names to choose from, right?
(14:46:40) nurrwick: I am looking forward very much to actually graduating and having a verifiable reason for both receiving AND deleting your emails!
(14:47:46) nurrwick: Thank you for expressing interest in my potential membership in what is obviously the strongest think tank on campus!
(14:48:14) nurrwick: --Nathaniel "Nat" RW "Kuhn" Rutledge "Class of 2006" Rutledge
(14:48:19) nurrwick: p.s. Wakeland!
(14:49:45) nurrwick: p.p.s. I apologize for using the word Guns! I understand that colleges like our prestigious train wre-- I mean, institution! (you guys almost got me with that one! ha ha!) are pushing hard for a future free from any indications of america's past. I will try harder to be a better representative in the future!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Yet more photographic action

So you can find round six here

Somehow, this roll contained my first ever groundhog pictures. Go me.

I only saw 8 that day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Pictures are done

There are five sections.


I'll... arrange them soon, or something. I mean, they're arranged correctly, but the presentation is lacking. Anyway, I scanned the negatives on a Nikon Coolscan IV ED (2900 dpi), cropped those that needed it, cleaned out some noise, then shrunk the image to what is more or less approximate to a 1024 by 768 aspect ratio. Some are different, though, and all of the actual images are quite large.

I can make prints for you, if you're interested. Drop me a line, I guess.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Still batch converting...

Yeah, my computer is REALLY slow, so I'll be finishing the images (ha, hopefully) tomorrow at the EMC, yo.

Thanks, Babelfish!

I wanted to google for the men at work sign, the one that doesn't make any sense whatsoever. This.

I got this Portugese-language blog entry.

I translated it.

It's strangely compelling.

We promise that it goes to be brief, we are in ways to initiate the new year, with a foot in the future... We will always start for design.... and in front!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Greetings, true believers

Okay, so since my bill at the camera store was 300 dollars (WINK!), I opted to skip on the digital media from the store. Unfortunately, this means i have to scan the negatives by hand. While this is working out well (a couple of my macro shots ended up a lot better on film than on paper!), I had to deal with a trainwreck of events at the EMC today, and I also had to screw around with getting documentation screenshots taken. Anyway, later today or tonight I will at least have the images online and available. I'll be working on the gallery layouts once I get home; hopefully those are done tonight, though.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Photography goed teh wow


Since Liz brought it up, I might as well tell you to keep your eyes peeled for four (!) rolls of pictures involving the zoo, fireworks, and some birds I found in the corner of campus.

Is there anything else to live for?

Anyway, they should be coming along rather quickly; I intend to have Ritz (shudder) do three of them and make me CDs at the same time. I'm taking my Kodak Professional 100 film to Techlab, though, because I don't trust ritz to not screw up the prints on those ones.

That and they'll probably scratch my negatives.


Sunday, July 10, 2005

I watched a movie

I have to say that the first six minutes of Highlander are, by far and away, the worst movie I've ever seen.

Yes, they stand up as being that bad on their own.