The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

An experiment with a cat, a tripod, and HDR

Saturday 16 December 2006 at 5:21 pm

My cat, sleeping on a chair, in my first attempt at HDR

I’ve discovered High Dynamic Range photography in the last few days, primarily from seeing things on Flickr, so when I saw the cat being obligingly sleepy (and thus shootable at several exposures) I thought I’d give it a whirl.

Thus I present this slightly-higher-than-usual-DR photo as evidence of my first foray into this crazy world …

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Upcoming party, via MOO cards!

Monday 30 October 2006 at 10:34 pm

It is official: there is to be a party on the 25th of November in celebration (or, more likely, commiseration) of the fact that — shock and horror — I will soon have finished uni!

E-mail and SMS invites will be going out shortly. But far and away the coolest way to be invited to my party is to get one of my Flickr MiniCards!

[Some of my Flickr MOO cards!]

I echo the widespread sentiment that these cards are awesome, and almost everyone to whom I’ve given one has mentioned their coolness. But I was nabbed by a few gotchas:

  • The cards are matte — which isn’t a problem, and is probably better than gloss, but still caught me unawares.
  • I managed to break their system by trying to print photos I’d only just uploaded … but I think they’ve fixed that problem now.
  • Their software had some trouble with the Unicode punctuation characters I fed it. Fortunately MOO’s customer service is awesome and I got almost-completely-fixed free cards out of them — and promptly, too!

If you want a card, even if you can’t come, get in touch with me! :-)