You may have noticed a new blog on my sidebar Kedgi's Ride Report (click here)
Here we are in Shediac, New Brunswick where he calls home
and here's Vstar* Lady. Kedgi (ie Dwight) was kind enough to host us for a night and let us dry out our camping gear
He is currently on a ride to Mexico to see the dentist on his new KTM 990 Adventure
Last summer we were lucky to see his new bike in the flesh
He is new to the blogging world and would love to hear from you. It gets lonely on the road and makes a difference when you know that people are following along.
I am single-handedly keeping the world afloat. A few weeks ago I received another package in the mail
I recently woke up my dormant Printer and was going to use non OEM inks from Precision Colors (click here) I've done a lot of research into refilling your own ink cartridges and these are basically the same formula as the factory ones. I ordered a refill kit a couple of years ago . . .
but forgot to get the kit which included the syringes. You need one for each colour to avoid ink contamination. I should have bought THIS ONE which included the syringes, but I bought this one by mistake.
I also received another package from China a few days ago
It was freight prepaid but somehow the vendor shipped it via DHL Express and now I had to pay their service charges, instead of shipping by Express Mail (regular courier)
The item came in its own aluminum protective case
which was also dented on two sides
My item was neatly resting in it's own cut-out, surrounded by dense foam, luckily not damaged so the case did its job
This is a special panoramic bracket which will enable me to take VR 360° spherical stitched images
I mounted my camera to try and figure it out. Of course there are no instructions but now I have to figure out the Nodal Point for my lens. It is critical to eliminate parallex when taking sphericals in rooms, not so critical for scenics where you are focusing at longer distances, generally as in over 50 ft
You cannot use the tripod mount on most cameras if you want smooth stitching, especially at close distances, like in a normal room. You can read about Nodal Point click here
Last week I snapped the following photo which caught my interest
I know, bland symmetry . . . what else to do on a Winter's day when it's cold but not snowing