April 9th, 2009

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Mid Week Music Post!

   Another round of thanks to everyone who recommended music in comments after my music post last week. In fact I still haven't gotten around to looking up everything suggested, but intend to.


Song of the Week: The Avett Brothers - Murder in the City -- It's sweet and sad and so damn good that I can't find a song that doesn't sound like shit when it's the next song you play after it. Seriously it's kind of a problem. Thanks whoshottheshot for the recommendation!


Circular Arguments about Photography
   It was recently pointed out to me that camera lenses take circular pictures. Obviously. But pictures are square (obviously).
   It makes sense that film was square since it would be a hassle to deal with circular film. But with digital pictures it would be extremely easy to get the circular raw image and crop the portion you want into a square.
   With the current pre-cut square you lose a lot of data in the "corners" of the circle that aren't within the square. Esp since most (all?) cameras don't make a square but a rectangle of a 4:3 ratio.
   The sensor in the cameras is presently that rectangle shape I would imagine, but can't they make it circular? I think the only reason we're getting served up square pictures from the cameras is because that's what we are expecting!


Picture of the Day


Meet Dan, a drone (male) honeybee

Also, new pictures posted yesterday and day before! Including one of fan favourite Melissa, on livejournal!!
Clango & cat

Corners

   At an intersection today I saw a bum with a bum-sign begging for money, and next to him was one of those guys getting paid to wave around a ridiculous sign for Quiznos or something.
   This of course made me wonder, couldn't they pay the bum to wave the sign around? (Well obv he probably didn't come in for a job interview or however they find those people who have little enough self respect to do that, but I mean IN THEORY). And then this raised another question -- or was the bum making more money per hour than the sign guy??
   Cause I mean, the sign guy is probably making a minimum wage of $7 something an hour. The bum would only need probably 14 cars an hour to hand him their pocket change to beat or surpass that, and it seems pretty doable with all the cars coming off the offramp and stopping at hte red light there.


Picture of the Day - Circular Edition! - I realized this would have been the most appropriate picture of the day to go along with the circle discussion:


October 2006 -- I make a circular picture as the only way to crop distractions out of the upper and lower left corners while preserving the middle.
Pictured: Alexandra Chesnokova & Bailey Heidenkova
  • Current Music
    Flogging Molly - Screaming at the Wailing Wall