Archive | May 6, 2017

Sigmund Freud, As In The ‘Slip’, Was Born This Day 161-Years Ago, In Austria — On May 6, 1856.

by Anura Guruge

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By today’s standard’s pretty dramatic and catholic statement to make.

Other than the ‘slip’ I am not sure that I am a great subscriber to his work. I think, deep down, he was somewhat of a pervert! But, hey, he got away with it.

As with Einstein I often think that ‘they’, obviously, lived in a different, less competitive, less skeptical, less cynical world. I am not sure how either of them would be treated if they published their work in today’s ‘everybody can have a say’, social-media world.

Does not matter. He made an indelible mark.

I did go to school with one of his grandsons. Nice kid. A few years younger than me. He painted, at my request, a dramatic, mainly black lunar-scape in my study. It was neat.

Anywho. Freud’s birthday. May 6.

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Getting My Head Around The LARGER ‘Field of View’ (FOV) Of A Full-Frame Camera.

by Anura Guruge

This, for I, is going to get some getting used to.

The irony being that I like tight, close-up shots.
So, my preference for zoom lenses and zooming.

With the Full-Frame Sony a7II 
I will have to stick to ‘zoom’ lenses.


A view of Acadia with a APS-C sensor and a lens at 40.7mm.

I will need a lens capable of giving me 61mm to get that same view.
IF I used the same 40.7mm there will be MUCH MORE scenery in the picture.

That could be good or bad and will affect the composition.

The irony is I like TIGHT compositions.

It gets even CRAZIER when you use a 1/2.3″ camera
such as my beloved Nikon P900.

That is another Acadia view, this time with the Nikon P900,
using 35.7mm focal length.

To get that view I would have to use a lens capable of 200mm
on the Sony a7II.

The Nikon P900 picture is below.

The Nikon P900 picture used above.

You can see that this is quite a nice view.

Yes, I will be able to get this same exact view with my Sony a7II BUT I will need a 200mm lens.

And, yes, I will get a zoom capable of 200mm. {SMILE}

IF you are not really into photography you are going to be wondering what the heck I am talking about.

This has NOTHING to do with resolution, i.e., 12MP, 16MP, 24MP etc.

The Sony a6000 that I just traded in and the Sony a7II have the SAME EXACT resolution; 6000 x 4000 pixels, 24MP.

But, the Full-Frame Sony a7II has a much BIGGER sensor and when it comes to cameras SIZE has always mattered.

A bigger sensor the more light you can get — all other things being equal BECAUSE there is more surface area to capture the light. That is usually the MAIN reason to go with Full-Frame. That is why I am finally going with FF. If you, of course, like shooting wide vistas then FF is a boon.

My problem is that I like tight, cropped shots! So, I really should be NOT getting a FF.

But, all is not lost. It just means that I have to stay at the higher zoom range when it comes to the lenses I use on the a7II. Later today I am going to create a Excel Spreadsheet to help me out.

So to get a 50mm APS-C equivalent shot, I would need a 75mm lens on the a7II.

It just means that I need to be careful not to get anything much below 30 – 35mm FF.

I will sort it out. Just need to get my head around it.

Yes, I can also use APS-C lenses on the Sony a7II but that CROPS the image and that is a whole different issue!

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A Few Selected Images Of Mainly Adults From The Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, N.H. May 5, 2017 Talent Show.

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Taken with my Nikon P900. Untouched JPEGs.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

I took quite a few pictures BUT decided that I will ONLY publish these and the two YouTube videos, featuring my friend Luc (since I know he and his parents are ‘OK’ with that).

Yes, it was a public concert and I am sure the High School has the necessary waivers BUT I can’t be bothered to deal with any aggravation.

IF you performed or are one of the parents contact me and see IF I have any good pictures. I will GLADLY give them to you. OK?

It was a great show. I enjoyed it, much.

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AMAZING Talent At The Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, N.H. May 5, 2017 Talent Show.

by Anura Guruge

Attribution WILL be enforced.

This was the second act of the talent show and it blew me away. I am a huge Johnny Cash fan and did NOT expect a high-school kid to come anywhere close.

Wow. What a voice.

This is Garrett. [I am intentionally NOT including the last names …] Don’t know him, BUT I am going try and rectify that.

I do know the backup guitarist WHICH was why I was recording this — as opposed to taking pictures, which is my preference.

The accomplished guitarist is my buddy, the 15-year old Luc — who I have known and watched since he was 10. He also happens to be the son of friends — though I met them through Luc. Luc was in one of my ‘Destination Imagination‘ teams way back. I knew then that Luc was going to go far.

Check out this other Luc video from last night.

Talent like this is so refreshing and inspiring.

I hope Garrett will do something with this gift. I know Luc will.

It was a great show. I was very happy. More to come. Thanks.

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