I’ve been fiddling around with digiscoping for several years. So a year or so back I finally bought a decent setup. Digiscoping is where you attach a digital camera to a spotting scope.
I found the Vortex brand of scopes is cheaper than the crazy expensive Leica and Swarovski scopes, but it still breaks the bank a little. You get your money’s worth, however. Also the cost of the camera adapters is cheaper than the higher-end brands while still being decent quality. This setup allows you to get some fairly sharp shots at long distance so birds or other animals aren’t disturbed too much.
Long-billed curlew luring me away from it’s nest.
Great solar weather site and their android app is decent too.
I’ve been on the fence about what framework to learn for mobile development. To see a phonegap game with such popularity is inspiring, since it is very accessible using a common web skillset.
The processing of a large batch of my time lapse shoots from 2013 is under way. A few were taken at the flight park at point of the mountain above Draper, UT. I’m not sure if these will make it into the final reel, but the stills were fun!
Here on the Winter Solstice I cooked some broccoli leaves that I pulled from the garden before a very hard freeze a few weeks ago. I didn’t have a lot so it was a small batch. One could double or triple the recipe. Good stuff!
2 cups chopped broccoli leaves
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp oil of your choice
1-2 tsp. bacon fat, keep it in the fridge after cooking bacon, it’s gold.
1-2 cups chicken broth
Enjoy! Would’ve taken a photo, but ate it too fast.
Stashing here, will make soon.
It’s time to drag yourself out of bed before dawn and grab a pair of binoculars. At least one comet is near naked-eye visibility while ISON looks to be fizzling. Check here for details on Comet Lovejoy:
Also if you have a mobile device or tablet, get Sky Safari to learn the night sky and find all those pesky fuzzballs.
The app has many useful features, I just went to Search, typed in Lovejoy and tapped Center. The object was shown below the horizon so I used the app’s feature that allows you to advance time by minute, hour, etc. This let me pinpoint the time when the object would be over the horizon. Great tools, great views to be had.
Add photoreal images, abstract designs, and animation to your long exposure photos and timelapse.
Great post on getting the best out of your costco prints.