Saturday, February 28, 2009

CDLXXVIII: Color Management

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: this is annoying
Trypto: ?
Trypto: that's a cute picture
Lani Kai: Firefox and Irfanview are showing the image considerably less saturated than in Photoshop and Windows Picture Viewer
Trypto: I didn't know that was possible
Lani Kai: I made sure color management was enabled in Firefox
Lani Kai: but it's not really any better

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CDLXXVII: Have a Heart

© Trypto
Lani Kai: I'd stop down to about f/16 or so
Trypto: that wasn't an option
Trypto: my choices were little green camera, little red camera, flower, and heart
Trypto: what does the heart do?
Lani Kai: the heart is for really retarded people

CDLXXVI: Partly Cloudy

© Lani Kai
Trypto: fluffy
Lani Kai: the clouds or the grass?
Trypto: obviously not the grass
Trypto: the grass is quite shorn
Lani Kai: you don't know that

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CDLXXV: Familiar Territory

© Lani Kai
Trypto: this looks very familiar
Trypto: and i think I know why
Lani Kai: oh?
Trypto: it's because I've reinstalled Windows XP about 50 times on my laptop
Lani Kai: hahaha
Lani Kai: yeah I thought about the Windows desktop resemblance when I was photographing
Trypto: except they photoshopped their version so all the grass is green
Lani Kai: there's a lot of brush growing and it's all grey here

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CDLXXIV: Cactusplosion

© Lani Kai
Trypto: it's like a cactusplosion
Lani Kai: that sounds like a malignant tumor
Trypto: that would be the coolest tumor ever
Trypto: it photosynthesizes
Lani Kai: and grows
Lani Kai: that's not good
Trypto: but people would want to be around you because you freshen the air
Trypto: relationships would be awkward though
Trypto: you'd be cheating on your partner whenever you accidentally pollinated something

Monday, February 23, 2009

CDLXXIII: Creepiness

© Trypto
Lani Kai: [Image]
Make = Canon
Orientation = 0
X Resolution = 72
Y Resolution = 72
Resolution Unit = inch
Software = Picasa 3.0
Date Time = 2009-02-23 22:40:56
YCbCr Positioning = co-sited
Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 216

Exposure Time = 1/500"
F Number = F6.3
Exposure Program = Not defined
ISO Speed Ratings = 100
Exif Version = Version 2.21
Date Time Original = 2009-02-07 15:38:03
Date Time Digitized = 2009-02-07 15:38:03
Components Configuration = YCbcr
Shutter Speed Value = 9 TV
Aperture Value = 5.38 AV
Exposure Bias Value = 0EV
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 50mm
User Comment =
Subsec Time = 0.3"
Subsec Time Original = 0.3"
Subsec Time Digitized = 0.3"
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = Uncalibrated
Exif Image Width = 1000
Exif Image Height = 667
Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 950
Focal Plane X Resolution = 4438.356
Focal Plane Y Resolution = 4445.969
Focal Plane Resolution Unit = inch
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Auto white balance
Trypto: I feel violated
Trypto: you know more about my photographs than I do

CDLXXII: Innuendo

© Trypto
Trypto: photographers do it with narrow apertures
Lani Kai: photographers make it last longer
Trypto: photographers do it in burst mode
Lani Kai: portrait photographers do it vertically
Trypto: umm, food photographers do it up close and juicy

Sunday, February 22, 2009

CDLXXI: In Which My Coblogger is Subtle

© Trypto
Lani Kai: it's like one of those "fine art" photographs that are limited edition print of 10 copies
Lani Kai: and people pay silly amounts of money for them
Trypto: I have a feeling you didn't mean that as complimentary
Lani Kai: not exactly, no

CDLXX: Suggestions

© Lani Kai
Trypto: I think it needs to be black and white and extremely high contrast
Trypto: in order to make up for the sucky composition
Lani Kai: you think that of everything I post
Trypto: that doesn't mean I'm wrong though
Trypto: so nyeh

Friday, February 20, 2009

CDLXIX: No Control

© Trypto
Lani Kai: I would have focused on the branch that swings forward
Lani Kai: and not on the branch behind it
Trypto: I used auto, so it wasn't up to me

Thursday, February 19, 2009

CDLXVIII: Higher Education

© Lani Kai
Trypto: interesting
Trypto: it's all watery
Lani Kai: that is a keen observation
Lani Kai: where do you come up with these things?
Trypto: I think it's my art history education
Trypto: we learn to visually analyze things very carefully
Lani Kai: they didn't teach me anything like that in my 20th century photo history class
Lani Kai: but maybe I just need to take more of the advanced, upper-division classes

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CDLXVII: Wyoming, or Utah

© Lani Kai
Trypto: this is reminiscent of the stream at Zion National Park
Trypto: I like how the tree stands out
Lani Kai: yes
Lani Kai: I imagine there is usually much less water flowing
Lani Kai: but there has been lots of rain lately
Trypto: so what is this rustic location anyway
Trypto: it looks like Wyoming
Lani Kai: Orange County
Trypto: I didn't know there is an Orange County in Wyoming

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CDLXVI: Nutrition Facts

© Lani Kai
Trypto: there was a stupid article on healthy foods
Trypto: and one of them was kiwis
Trypto: and it contained a ridiculous sentence
Trypto: paraphrased, two kiwis have twice the vitamin C of an orange
Lani Kai: so are you saying that they should have just said that a kiwi has the same amount of vitamin C as an orange?
Trypto: yes
Trypto: they also said that kiwis have the most nutritional value per ounce
Trypto: but that begs the question which fruit has the most nutritional value per dollar
Lani Kai: "most" out of all things edible?
Trypto: out of "commonly eaten fruits"
Lani Kai: by... Westerners?
Trypto: presumably
Trypto: although one of the foods they highlighted was edamame
Trypto: and although the title of the article was "10 Nutrutious Foods You Aren't Eating"
Lani Kai: so they aren't commonly eaten
Lani Kai: this is deeply confusing

Monday, February 09, 2009

CDLXV: Disillusionment

© Lani Kai
Trypto: we've seen that particular hole in the cliff before
Lani Kai: yes
Lani Kai: it is a portal to Narnia
Lani Kai: as you may recall
Trypto: I do
Lani Kai: actually no
Lani Kai: it isn't a portal to Narnia
Lani Kai: you asked if it was one
Lani Kai: but in fact it was a portal to a parallel Olde English universe
Trypto: it's less magical in this picture
Trypto: you can clearly see it just leads to more rocks

Saturday, February 07, 2009

CDLXIV: Un-elephant

© Lani Kai
Trypto: unless that is a picture of an elephant or a house or both
Trypto: I am not clicking it
Lani Kai: it isn't
Lani Kai: so don't click it

Friday, February 06, 2009

CDLXIII: Origins

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© Trypto
Lani Kai: I like the cropped version better
Lani Kai: the original is rather unoriginal
Trypto: lol, that should be a Buddhist koan for photographers

Monday, February 02, 2009

CDLXII: A Lack of Fire

© Trypto
Lani Kai: was there a fire here?
Lani Kai: with green flames or something
Trypto: ironically, quite the opposite I think
Trypto: there was no fire, it's just dilapidated, and the green fireproofing which was behind the plaster wall is now showing, and reflects a green tinge onto everything