Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pictures coming

I have pictures from Sunday - probably about 50 - from the botanical gardens just down from the Native American museum on the mall.

Unfortunately, I left them at home, I was busy Sunday night, and I spent most of the day yesterday trying to not get an ear infection or playing A-10 Attack! on my Power Mac while running Mac OS 9.

It's a tough life.

At least I'm out using my camera again, now that it's not as awful outside!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Research Refuge 2



this thing


Well, there you go. I walked around Cash Lake at the National Visitor Center in the research refuge. Not much worth looking at, but at least I did get 39 sort of okay pictures out of it. See also this thing.

Aside - OIT changed my links on me. glue.umd.edu redirects to terpconnect.umd.edu now. I'm not sure how long that'll last, but it's possible that my base URL in the stylesheet will, one day, fail to work without warning, thus ruining my internet website again.

Maybe it is getting on to time to find another solution for this.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Butterfly garden - MNH

Out of midday boredom comes photography:

An aquatic flower in the butterfly habitat next to the Museum of Natural History. This taken with the 43 somewhere near wide open.

One of the many skippers around these plants. I love the way these butterfly species can hold their wings; they remind me of the F7U Cutlass, a plane that was atrocious in the air if I remember correctly, but quite cooly looking otherwise.

that thing
This is the first dinosaur replica in the dinosaur haul as you walk in from the elephant room. EXIF says: 43mm, f1.9, 1/6s, ISO 800. Who needs shake reduction! Actually, I was pretty on when it came to standing still in dim light.

I have this amusement obsession with question marks. I especially like the ones on the highway, where it has a question mark on a blue sign with an arrow pointing toward an exit - it's like "What's over here? We don't know, but we're GIVING IT AWAY!"

I'd been looking for a good excuse to take pictures of tiny things with a wide aperture lens. It's got that whole photography-of-a-miniature thing going, mostly cause that's what it is.

This is a turtle skeleton, obviously. It looks so happy!

Here are the rest. This has been a fun exercise, the whole "using thousands of dollars of equipment for its non-paperweight purpose" thing... most of my camera gear has been living in a pile at the base of my bookshelf since I moved in here, after all.

hey look at that

I got the stuff from .migration_temp moved over, and I've changed the template to reflect the new location of the stylesheet. That, of course, means that the site looks right again.

Unfortunately, I now have a google/blogger toolbar up there, which I see as detrimental to the viewing experience. Not that I have much to view, but as soon as I'm done trying to fix my catalog of posts to remove specific references to WAM, I'll get that fixed.

I also have 51 pictures from downtown today that I need to post. I have them processing in jAlbum, so that'll be good for eventually. Oh, motivation - you come in the form of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Edit: Okay, I've updated all posts from 2008. I was going to try to get back to 7/2007 tonight, but I've just flat out lost interest in deleting "http://www.[wam or glue].umd.edu/~natkuhn/" from links. Actually, given that I also deleted all galleries older than 2008, I may just get rid of posts that had pictures from before 2008.

I've learned an important lesson - when you bother to specify a base URL, use it. If I had done that in the before time, back when I was actually posting this stuff for the previous three years or more, I wouldn't have been in this situation in the first place.