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Friday, May 28, 2004

Mystery Photo #7

Mystery Photo #6
Hot DogLast week's answer is Hot Dog. Their rival is Hamburger :)


Friday, May 21, 2004

Mystery Photo #6

Mystery Photo #6
PotatoLast week's answer is Potato. Mr. Potato Head is the toy based on it.

Hint: it has a rival.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Mystery Photo #5

Mystery Photo #5
LEGO TruckLast week's answer is LEGO Tire like many have guessed. If this photo is too easy then next one will be so hard that you'll lose some legos over it.

Hint: there is a toy based on it.

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Mystery Photo #4

Mystery Photo #4
CoffeeLast week's answer is Coffee. I took a detailed photo of it so I can analyze the textures and figure out why the hell people like it. I could never get into coffee because it's too thick and burn my tongue easily. It tasted like something Alien would brew. I prefer to drink Mountain Dew for breakfast :)

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Mystery Photo #3

Mystery Photo #3
MicrowaveLast week's answer is Microwave. Some of you stared at them too long enough to get some cancer. Let me know if it tastes better than TV Dinner :)

Friday, April 23, 2004

Pixels on LCD Monitor

Pixels on LCD Monitor(note: enlarged image is 1600x1500 and 1.2 MB)

It's pretty interesting to see what LCD pixels look like when zoomed in and macro’d with digital camera.

Each pixel is consisted of three colors (RGB). I think this may be the reason why CMYK looked so crappy on LCD monitors (even with modified ColorSync setting). I usually do all of my CMYK works on secondary monitor (CRT).

I think LCD is better than CRT even though it’s not good at CMYK. It doesn't make my eyes strain, color overall look more vibrant, save electronic, etc. The only things that annoyed me the most is ghosting problem and screen burn-in. If you leave a white window untouched for a several minutes, it will "print" on the screen and take a while for it to return to correct color. This happens even with top-of-the-line LCDs.

If you plan to buy a LCD soon, make sure it is from quality brand name such as Apple, Sony, Viewsonic, etc with long warranty. Cheap LCD usually has the worst refresh rate (you’ll need to call GhostBusters for this) and high numbers of dead pixels.

For more info about LCD, go here [Howstuffworks.com]

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Mystery Photo #2

Mystery Photo #1
CD CaseLast week's answer is CD Case. It's the left black border that holds front plastic cover. You Music Collectors should have known better :)

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Mystery Photo #1

Mystery Photo #1

Guess what it is. Answer will be posted with next Mystery Photo.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Lobster on Fire!

Lobster On Fire - Click to see full-size image
Took the picture during my brother's filming on a school project titled SPLIT.

SPLIT by Wayne Betts, Jr.You can view his final film here. It will be worth your time and bandwidth, seriously :) There won't be any sound/music in the film but if you think you have the talent and can contribute, you can contact him at [email protected]

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

High Shutter Test

Freeze Water - Click to see full-size image
Freeze Fire - Click to see full-size image
Water Hand Freeze - Click to see full-size image
They're just several experimental high-shutter photos that I took. During the experiments, I learned that high-shutter require lot of lights if you want the result to look clear and sharp.

Camera Used: Minolta DiMage 7i Digital Camera Shutter Speed: 1/2000