Retrospective nine (November 2012)

Given the way in which blogs are presented, I am convinced that posts which reside more than a scroll or two behind the most recent are doomed to languish and to be forgotten. Because I believe there is value in looking at contributions from days, weeks, and even months ago, I have decided to post a gallery of images presented during November of 2012. Perhaps it will be interesting to scroll through these and to compare them to those presented during this past month. Be patient, it may take several minutes for all of the images to load fully. Hovering over an image will reveal its title. Clicking one will take you to a carousel view and you can either move through the collection or click the links to read each post in its original form. Note that this is the eighth in our series of retrospective posts. If you’d missed any of the others you can find them all by using the search feature in the sidebar to the right, simply search for retrospective.

13 thoughts on “Retrospective nine (November 2012)

  1. I remember most of these. Kind of like old friends. All the colors of fall are represented quite nicely!

  2. Every month I expect to see something familiar as I feel I have followed your blog “for ages”. However, I had not seen these articles and images yet! My favorite is the steel truss bridge which looks like a gate to a different world – very inspirational. I was also curious to learn about the black-and-white picture … if it is a historical image probably. I don’t know why but it is somehow 1960s or 1970s? Maybe it’s only because of the (missing) color. And then I clicked the link and stumbled upon your explanation of Vulcan Mind Meld. You are such a geek!

    • Hey there Dark Creek Farm. What a delight to see a comment from a new reader. Taking the time to compose a response to this retrospective post is very much appreciated. Please feel free to drop by Pairodox again. Thanks much. D

  3. Whatever money you spent on that camera was well worth it! Very nice images. It was interesting to see that WordPress keeps the image metadata when it uploads the images. For example, for my favourite – Nature Revealed, these are your settings: Camera: DSC-HX9V, F 4, f=7.8, ISOs=320, Shutter = -.02.

    • Fascinating. How did you access the metadata? Also … these images were taken as I was making the transition between the Sony (HX9V) and the Nikon (D600). I am still astonished by the quality of the images taken by the former. If you don’t look very closely and if you don’t mess to deeply with digital processing, you’d be hard pressed sometimes to tell which camera took which images! Thanks Maurice. D

      • If you are using Firefox or Chrome, right click on the image and select “inspect element” and you will see a new pane at the bottom of the screen with, among other things, the metadata. On the subject of image metadata, here’s a decent article I read a month or so ago: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-remove-exif-metadata-from-photos-and-why-you-might-want-to/. And yes, the Sony certainly did a great job, but then again the real art is with the user. I was spoiled in my previous job, having access to a Canon EOS. I returned it when I retired but have my eye on a fairly nice, affordable Nikon. Maybe some time in the new year if I continue to do contract work. In the meantime I admit that my camera phone has made me very lazy. It is a Samsung Galaxy S3 and has a very decent camera – for a phone, that is. All of the images you have seen (all of recent vintage, that is) were taken with it. Not bad if it’s a case of wanting exactly what you see and no more.

        • Hmmm … have seen that panel before and, given that I’m not much into editing code, have pretty much been confused by it. So … I did migrate there and didn’t find the image metadata. Perhaps I’m not hitting the correct tab … no matter … they still look pretty good. Thanks for the link. D

          • I did have to scroll down about 8 to 10 lines to see it. Make sure you right clicked on an Image too else you’ll get the top of the page – a confusing mess to say the least 🙂

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