I’ve been working on my photography quite a bit this year and feel like my images have progressed dramatically from what I’ve learned. I’m finding I enjoy doing portraits and have done a few shoots recently for friends and family. I hope you enjoy them.
They are an example of what can be achieved with only Open Source software. To achieve the same results using proprietary solutions would require spending well more than $1000 on software alone. Instead these and more are available in the standard Fedora repositories. All I had to do was click on “System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software” and look through the “Graphics” packages. It couldn’t be any easier!
A friend of mine recently took a trip to Dubai where he apparently ran across this gigantic Christmas tree in the mall. He took a series of pictures I assume to show off both its grand size and its mad fiber optic color changing skills.
The set just screamed to me that it needed to be stitched together as a panorama, both do see the whole thing at once and just to see what Hugin would do with the color changes. I assume the entire tree changes colors at once so the different levels just show the passage of time between the frames.
Its not up to my normal standards for panoramas but considering there’s no way he had this sort of thing in mind when he took the originals I think it turned out pretty well. Especially for only a few minutes of work.
I took this picture on my honeymoon. You’ve seen it before, but where?
Update: No Google searches, its cheating.
I went ahead and made a public flickr group for the Fedora User and Developer Conference (FUDCon). I took a few pictures at FUDCon Raleigh 2008 (still going on now) and I’m uploading them now. Anyone who has pictures related to any of the FUDCons (past and present) feel free to post your pictures there.
I had meant to to write a post as soon as we got back from the honeymoon with the title “Change is good” to echo the post I made right before the wedding. Change is good so far but it hasn’t stopped me from being way to busy. At any rate I figured I should just work on getting some pictures up, and I’ll write up about what we did on our honeymoon later. Read more…