May 23, 2013
The Nikon D600 has a time lapse feature that allows you to make a video of still shots taken over a period of time. I combined the first two attempts at this feature. Started with settings of one image ever 15 seconds for 15 minutes. Makes about 2 seconds of movie at 24 frames per second. I slowed it down by 50%. Second one was every 10 seconds for 1/2 hour. That bit me in that a couple of frames didn't get taken since I had auto focus on and there wasn't anything near the center of the image for a while. Still video shows just how clouds form here in Florida.
May 22, 2013
Starship featuring (or starring) Mickey Thomas was the closer for the 20th anniversary Flower and Garden Show at Epcot. They put on a pretty good show.
May 21, 2013
DisneyFlower and Garden Festival
The Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot wrapped up last weekend. It was a pretty good festival this year. There was a few food kiosks this year, mostly with a more heathy food menu. That being said I think my favorite was the BBQ pulled pork sandwich.
May 20, 2013
May 19, 2013
We trimmed back the Hibiscus bushes out front of Noded South a while ago. It appears that the plants are ok with that and have started to bloom. When I say we trimmed it is more Mrs Noded trimmed and I offered moral support.
May 18, 2013
May 17, 2013
Tech OverloadAfter A Month
I've had the T-Moble 4G Mobil Hotspot for a month now, one billing cycle. I the first month I used just over 500mb of my allotted 1.5 gig. I re-upped for another month right away. The one interesting thing about the pay as you go method is that you can't add funds until you have used up previous funds. So I had to wait until 8:59pm on May 11th to add an additional $25 dollars for the next 1.5 gig of data.
So far the unit has worked pretty well for me only having issues when I was in the basement of buildings or otherwise unradio way friendly places.
May 16, 2013
I thought the Gazinia's I bought earlier this year had failed but a bit of pruning and care by Mrs. Noded has brought them back
May 15, 2013
Tech OverloadBranching Out
I've downloaded the trial version of Nikon's CaptuerNX2. CaptureNX2 is imaging processing software some what like Adobe's Lightroom. Beginning to learn my way a round the interface. It does some stuff differently than I'm used to but nothing that I can't get used to. It uses a lot of smart selections to make things easy.
I'm not sure in the long run if I will switch over to it on a more permanent basis but the nice thing about the trial version is that it is good for 60 days. Gives me plenty of time to evaluate it. I've downloaded the User Manual and have loaded it on to the iPad for instructional reading.
Not as many CaptureNX2 resource but it is a good product and it does know all about Nikon's raw format. I will do things automatically that Lightroom doesn't.