Friday, April 6, 2012

Moving landscapes

Dragon head (A2_008708)
Can you see the sea-dragon rising from the deep? The eye, the teeth, the snout, the horns? It was taken on my first Antarctic voyage, and serves as an example of the constantly-changing scenery encountered from a moving ship. Let me describe...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Setting the time on Canon cameras

With the recent end of Daylight Savings time here, I took the opportunity to check the time in all my devices and get them set as accurately as possible.

As I noted in my Daylight Savings again! post, for a long time I've used Canon's EOS Utility to set the time in my EOS cameras via USB cable in order to have them in sync with each other, the computer, and the time in my GPS trails. At the end of that post I commented "Sometimes I wish all my devices could sync their time from the computer!" So of course I set out to see if I was missing something...

And yes, it turns out I was. But be warned, the rest of this post is fairly geeky and technical!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

One big memory card, or multiples?

Some photographers prefer to use many "small" memory cards in their cameras ("small" these days is probably 4 GB!) whereas some photographers are happier using cards as large as they can afford. There are many reasons for each approach, some of which should be obvious to everyone and some of which become obvious with the benefit of experience.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Daylight savings again!

It's that time of year again (at least in Victoria where I live). Daylight Savings has just ended, so we've had an extra hour of sleep and set our clocks back an hour. I've said it many times before, but it doesn't hurt to say it again: have you fixed ALL your clocks?

Golden light (A2_107990)