The winds of change… A tree shaped by years of winds blowing through Erie Gap in Kananaskis Country presents a feeling of motion even though it is rooted in place.
I like Snapseed for processing photos on my iPad. Last year Google bought Nik Software, the makers of Snapseed. They continue to offer it as a free App for iOS and Android. Below is my Snapseed-processed photo of the lake at Nakoda Lodge on the Stoney First Nations land near Seebe, Alberta.
Andrew Berkley, our weather guru
Canadian ski team member Erin Mielzynski triumphs on the FIS World Cup alpine circuit. Erin is the first Canadian to win slalom since 1971. Your smile at the finish says it all. Great job, great technical skiing – yea tech! You’re making old ski hounds proud. Who says the speed events should get all the glory and headlines… You go Girl!
There are two essential preparatory steps necessary to get a picture fit for web display before you upload the picture to your blog or other web display space. The process is called image optimization. (search “image optimization” for lots of how-to info and tools) Continue reading
It seems that every six months or so, digital cameras and phone cameras hit the market with more and more megapixel capability. These days, 10 megapixels is a pretty standard sensor rating even in small point-and-shoot cameras. Smart phone cameras are already entering the 5 to 8 megapixel range. All these megapixels produce excellent digital pictures. They also produce digital files the size of buses.
If you use Firefox or SeaMonkey as a web browser you may be interested in the ScribeFire browser add-on. It’s a pretty good basic editor for making up quick posts to your blog. Once installed in the browser, you call ScribeFire from the browser’s “Tools” menu.
Working with the WordPress internal editor gets old rather quickly. The small working window and the fact that WordPress will “correct” or otherwise change code that you manually enter into the html view gets annoying.