The Sun as a White Dwarf Star

20101211
Pelecanidae, Pelecanus, Pelican

十二月十一日,
天氣陰,
木柵動物園,
一隻強勢的鵜鶘在秒殺工作人員餵養的食物後,
以勝者之姿,
展開雙翅(雖然不是鷹隼的羽翼,卻至少有雞翅的等級),
如此站立長達十分鐘之久,
彷彿宣示勝利早已得手,
徒留兩隻飢瘦的鵜鶘,
瑟縮在旁……

20101211
The Sun as a White Dwarf Star

十二月十一日,
天氣陰,
透過雲層,
雙眼可以直視白白圓圓的太陽,
瞬間幻想或許在恍神之中,
它早已變成白矮星、或許現在已不只是21世紀……
然而有生之年或許可以達成極光之旅的夢想;
卻甭想期待一窺太陽的毀滅與新生。

如果蓬萊仙島求藥可以長生不老,
我願意等待到你成為超新星的那一天。

Photography Notes

正片負沖曲線

Cross Processing in Photoshop - color negative art effectCross Processing in Photoshop - color negative art effectCross Processing in Photoshop - color negative art effectCross Processing in Photoshop - color negative art effect

The red channel curveThe green channel curveThe blue channel curveThe final curves of individual channels in Levels and Curves adjustment

NCP = (NCV or NTC) + (飽合度,銳化,色相,對比…等設定)
NCP:調控檔
NCV or NTC:曲線檔
NTC (Nikon Tone Curve) files

Film Simulation Bracketing = 底片模擬包圍 (曝光程序)

framing pictures 構圖
frame a photograph 構圖
live view 實時顯示
playback 重播
release 快門釋放
viewfinder 觀景器
shutter 快門
metering 測光
color temp. 色溫
filter 濾鏡
picture controls 照片調控
hue 色相
toning 色調
subject 拍攝主體
exposure cntrl. 曝光控制
picture controls, PC 調控檔
combined brightness curve 亮度曲線
luminosity curves 亮度曲線
channel 色版
dynamic range 動態範圍
luminance 亮度
chrominance 彩度
graduated filter 漸層減光鏡
manual focus 手動對焦
focal length 焦距
Tone Mapping 色調映射
tone-mapping 色調映射
tone 色調
Lasso Tool 套索工具
Bokeh 散景
backlighting 逆光
Sepia tone 棕黃色調
floating-point 浮點數
ghosting artifacts 鬼影
chromatic aberrations 色像差
the red transparent window 紅窗
counter window 計片窗
exposure number window
foam between the back of the camera and the camera body 相機遮光海綿
take-up spool 捲片軸

auto-curves adjustment
levels for individual colors (RGB)
Picture Style Editor, PSE
Adobe Camera RAW, ACR

simulate /ˋsɪmjə͵let/ 模擬
simulation /͵sɪmjəˋleʃən 模擬
bracketing /ˋbrækətɪŋ/ 包圍
aperture /ˋæpɚtʃɚ/ 光圈
fine-tune /ˋfaɪn͵tjun/ 微調
monochrome /ˋmɑnə͵krom/ 單色
beep /bip/ 蜂鳴音
disseminate /dɪˋsɛmə͵net/ 宣傳
focal /ˋfok!/ 焦點的
tripod /ˋtraɪpɑd/ 三腳架
lasso /ˋlæso/ 套索
candid /ˋkændɪd/ 偷拍的[B]
erratic /ɪˋrætɪk/ 古怪的
portraiture /ˋportrɪtʃɚ/ 人像攝影
silhouette /͵sɪlʊˋɛt/ 剪影
sepia /ˋsipɪə/ 深褐色
surreal /səˋriəl/ 超現實的
halo /ˋhelo/ 暈
chromatic /kroˋmætɪk/ 彩色的
aberration /͵æbəˋreʃən/ 像差; 色差
align /əˋlaɪn/ 校直

Sam:
Your tip for skin tones works very well. At first I was using the Standard at -1 saturation for portraits, but your Neutral setting with +1 Contrast & -1 Hue works MUCH better. Great tip.

Picture Control Test


9:15 PM at NTU Library
Nikon D90
15S
F2 50mm
ISO Lo1
Picture Control Neutral Sharping 9 Contrast +3 Brightness -1 Saturation -3
Cool-white fluorescent A6, M6


9:13 PM at NTU Library
Nikon D90
15S
F3.2 50mm
ISO Lo1
Picture Control Landscape Sharping 9 Contrast +3 Brightness -1 Saturation -3
Cool-white fluorescent A6, M6


9:11 PM at NTU Library
Nikon D90
15S
F4.5 50mm
ISO Lo1
Picture Control Vivid Sharping 9 Contrast +3 Brightness -1 Saturation -3
Cool-white fluorescent A6, M6


9:02 PM at NTU Library
Nikon D90
30S
F16 50mm
ISO Hi1
Picture Control C Sharping 9 Contrast +3 Brightness +1 Saturation +3
Incandescent 0, 0


9:05 PM at NTU Library
Nikon D90
30S
F7.1 50mm
ISO Lo1
Picture Control C Sharping 9 Contrast +3 Brightness -1 Saturation -3
White balance AUTO A2, 0

The Home That Love Decorated

i remember when my father painted our own house, he chose to paint the living room B&W and the kids’ room pink and white. it’s a beautiful home. recently I began to dream about how to work with my future mate to decorate our own house :*) it’s fun right?

always win on claw machines


Drum Practice Pad with a Pair of Drumsticks

My older sister got these stuffed animals from an crane machine at night market. She and her colleague know how to always win on claw machines, so it only cost them US$0.5 per toy. You know how amazing they are.


Is it safe to hide under a desk during an earthquake?


Go Go Power Rangers

It’s a pair of skilled hands with some wrinkles.

My farther taught me how to use his extension tubes and close-up lens. I know he doesn’t like me to waste money; however, he is the one who loved photography, and I’m his little girl, so he wasn’t surprised to learn that I got my D90.
I know he love me.
He gave me some of his Nikon stuff. The old things are always with hand-made leather cases. Maybe these things are older than me. I’m not quite sure.

I’m gonna explode

There are so many things luring me deeper and deeper, such as HSL, HSV, RGB, CMYK, CSS code, HTML code, lomography, English novels, Japanese, drawing, drumming, etc.
I think I’m gonna explode just like what Peter Petrelli did in HEROES.

Minion: The Dark Legends Begin
Vampire Huntress Legend Series #1
by L. A. Banks
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
St. Martin’s Press
January 01, 2004

HSV triangle

I’m a less colorful stimulus, muted and mixed with two neutral color, black and white, so who cares the hue?
If you are celestial blue, I will dye you slate blue by my hand. If you are medium spring green, I will dye you hedge green by my hand, and I will tell you the answer is at the HSV triangle’s center of gravity.

LOMO Diana F+
Fuji Pro 160 C 120

Netbook WindowBlinds Screenshots

WindowsXP-KB936929-Service Pack 3
WindowsXP-KB932823-v3-x86-ENU
WindowBlinds 6.2 (build 61×86)
Ecliz.wba
Google Chrome 3.0.195.33
Theme at Mulberry
Last.fm for windows 1.5.4.24567
Windows Media Player plugin2.1.0.6
Windows Media Player 11.0.5721.5268
Window Live Messenger Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726)
MsgPlusLive4.82