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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Broadcasting Worldwide on Sunday Night

I am back in Taiwan now after being gone for almost a month back the USA. I was back there just in time to watch my 89 year old grandmother pass away after a fight with brain cancer. It was so sad. It sort of bothered me though that there was no real ceremony like the elaborate drawn out one they have here in Taiwan. I got to witness that earlier this year when my wife's grandmother passed away. It has been a bad year so far.

Anyways, on to new beginnings. Here is a web site a friend is promoting to do world wide translation for online communities. It is an interesting concept web site. Although it is still sort of a work in progress in the early stages at this point, it is totally functional. The neat thing is when you make a post, it is immediately translated into 10 different languages. Go check it out if you get a chance.

Til Next Time!
Joe G.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Colors and White Balance in the Forest

To any readers following this blog, I have been busy recently with another trip back to the USA to witness the death of my grandmother. It was a sad experience. I sought solace in the woods around my family's compound in Northern Washington State. While there I discovered something on the settings of my Nikon D50 camera. Here is the first picture I took at this trail junction with automatic white balance:

Notice the greens are turned blue - maybe the camera thinks they are fluorescent lights? I'm not sure, but when switching to white balance for bright sunlight, the photo came out much better:

I leave you with a picture of a big Douglas fir tree with my hand on the trunk and the height accentuated with my extreme wide angle. I love trees and the forest.