I played around with some CD cases the other day. I was trying to figure out an interesting angle to use to make a nice picture, and I happened to move a stack past a light and noticed how in shined through. Eventually, I set up a little photography stand with a lamp placed right behind the CD pile. Yay for total internal reflection, the same thing that makes fiber optics possible:
Here are some other interesting photos I've made lately:
I went to Proex at Rosedale and had them make some prints, but I wasn't really happy with the way they turned out. Well, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. The contrast went up in most of my photos, making dark areas black and light ones nearly white. I have enough trouble with that in the first place, so I wasn't happy to see that the printing process (at least at this particular place) made it even worse. Other images had significant color shifts, which annoyed me quite a bit. But it might just be that my monitor and editing software isn't calibrated (and, well, it can't be calibrated because all of that stuff is proprietary whatzits purveyed on non-Linux platforms).
Oh well, I might try somewhere else, but I guess the whole digital to photo print business is a crapshoot at best...Posted by mike at November 2, 2006 05:45 PM | Photography