Friday, December 18, 2009

Norma's adventures

Norma's adventures
Norma Wightman does some amazing adventures with Hubby Peter and other friends

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Apple's Awesome Year In 60 Seconds

Apple's Awesome Year In 60 Seconds
This summary of Apple in 2009 is educational, to better understand why Apple is so effective.
The 27" iMac is called the Product of the Year here, with good reason.
The site says in part "We snapped up a quad-core model a few weeks ago. In addition to being the fastest computer we've ever used, with a ridiculously awesome display, it makes a cool bedroom TV at night (for falling asleep to Hulu and Boxee shows)."

FCC wants more competition with set-top boxes - Yahoo! News

FCC wants more competition with set-top boxes - Yahoo! News
Hopefully it's just a matter of some short time until Cable/TV set-top box makers all add Internet access - at which time broadcast programming's coffin nails will be hammered into the wood. The new generation rightfully does not understand why in the world anyone would watch content based on someone else's broadcasting schedule. Without competition, as this article points out, progress will be slower.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miami Herald asks online readers for donations - Technology - MiamiHerald.com

Miami Herald asks online readers for donations - Technology - MiamiHerald.com
This would be funny if it were not so sad.
Print Publications are losing advertising and readership - their move to online has no business model other than advertising (unless you are the Wall Street Journal). Now, the plea is "won't you please make a 'donation'." Sure, to a corporation, which was probably financed in a leveraged buyout through some hedge funds and Sovereign wealth funds that were made whole in the recent bailout - get real. The newspaper business has only itself to blame for their inability to predict trends and stay current. This donation model is pure desperation. The new generation has no use for papers, broadcast TV, or any of the prior-generation cash-cow media products - are these mega-media CEOs just now realizing this?
Investors, place your bets on Apple, Google, and Amazon, not these old ink and reality-show jockeys.

McDonald's to lift fee for Internet access - Technology - MiamiHerald.com

McDonald's to lift fee for Internet access - Technology - MiamiHerald.com
Someone finally gets it - I'll frequent McDonalds instead of the Burger King across the street for this free access.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

UK announces one-time tax on bankers' bonuses - Forbes.com

UK announces one-time tax on bankers' bonuses - Forbes.com: "banks who still believe their priority is to pay substantial bonus"
Why not follow England's lead and impose a one-time 50% tax on big obscene bankers' bonuses?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Elephant Seals of Piedras Blancas 2010 Calendar by Michael "Mike" L. Baird BairdPhotos.com in Nature:
The title may say 2009, but the contents have been updated to 2010.
Lulu has selected this title for distribution with an ISBN number, and it will thus also be available at Amazon.com or any bookstore.
"This content requires Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.45 or greater. Get Flash"

7A national slalom skateboarding in Morro Bay, CA | kFlip.com

7A national slalom skateboarding in Morro Bay, CA | kFlip.com:
I hate it when people steal my images and use them without any thought of attribution.
"I have to strenuously object to your stealing my copyrighted image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2660291072/ and using it above with (c) 2009 admin overlayed on my image. I have no objection to your use of my Creative Commons Attribution images if you use attribution as I request at http://www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit
PLEASE CONFORM IMMEDIATELY
http://kflip.com/2009/12/7a-national-slalom-skateboarding-in-morro-bay-ca/"

Monday, November 30, 2009

FT Alphaville » Blog Archive » Venezuela closes two seized banks: "Hugo Chávez"
Hugo Chávez knows how to deal with greedy bankers who won't uphold their minimal social responsibilities!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Supported Printers for iPrint Photo Software HP iPrint Photo Software - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Supported Printers for iPrint Photo Software HP iPrint Photo Software - HP Customer Care (United States - English): "Supported Printers for iPrint Photo Software"
Supported Printers for iPrint Photo Software
check the hp website for latest - this is a copy and paste from 11/26/09

Support details

Introduction
This document lists HP products that are compatible with HP iPrint Photo software.
HP printers that are compatible with HP iPrint Photo software
The compatible products are listed according to how they connect to the network, and then by product model. Use these links to check for your product in the following sections.
Ethernet and Wi-Fi products
To print with Ethernet and Wi-Fi products, connect your phone and the HP product to a wireless router sharing the same network connection.
Use these links to check for your product in the following tables.
HP Business Inkjet printers
HP Business Inkjet 1100d Printer
HP Business Inkjet 1100dtn Printer
HP Business Inkjet 1200dn Printer
HP Business Inkjet 1200dtn Printer
HP Business Inkjet 1200dtwn Printer
HP Color Inkjet printers
HP Color Inkjet cp1160 Printer
HP Color Inkjet cp1160tn Printer
HP Color Inkjet cp1700 Printer
HP Color Inkjet cp1700d Printer
HP Color Inkjet cp1700ps Printer
HP Deskjet printers
HP Deskjet 450cbi Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 450ci Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 460c Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 460cb Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 460wbt Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 460wf Mobile Printer
HP Deskjet 6940 Printer
HP Deskjet 6940dt Printer
HP Deskjet 6943 Printer
HP Deskjet 6980 Printer
HP Deskjet 6980dt Printer
HP Deskjet 6983 Printer
HP Deskjet 6988 Printer
HP Deskjet 6988dt Printer
HP Deskjet 6988xi Printer
HP Deskjet D5545
HP Deskjet D5560
HP Deskjet D5563
HP Deskjet D5568
HP Deskjet F4580 Printer
HP Deskjet F4583 Printer
HP Officejet printers
HP Officejet 4500 Desktop All-in-One Printer - G510aHP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier Printer - A909n
HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Desktop Printer - G510bHP Officejet Pro K550dtn Color Printer
HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer - G510gHP Officejet Pro K850 Color Printer
HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer - G510hHP Officejet Pro K850dn Color Printer
HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - G510nHP Officejet Pro K5400dn Printer
HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Printer - E709aHP Officejet Pro K5400n Printer
HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer - E709nHP Officejet Pro K5400tn Printer
HP Officejet 7310 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro K550 Color Printer
HP Officejet 7310xi All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro K550dtwn Color Printer
HP Officejet 7313 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro K550xi Color Printer
HP Officejet 7408 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro K8600dn Printer
HP Officejet 7410 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro L7550 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 7410xi All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro L7555 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 7413 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer HP Officejet Pro L7590 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet H470b Mobile Printer HP Officejet Pro L7650 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet H470wbt Mobile Printer HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet H470wf Mobile Printer HP Officejet Pro L7681 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer - A809a HP Officejet Pro L7710 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless Printer - A809n HP Officejet Pro L7750 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8500 Printer - A909a HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless Printer - A909g
HP Photosmart printers
HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109aHP Photosmart C4799 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109cHP Photosmart C6154 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109dHP Photosmart C6170 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer - B109eHP Photosmart C6175 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Special Edition All-in-One Printer - B109fHP Photosmart C6180 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One Printer - B209aHP Photosmart C6183 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One Printer - B209bHP Photosmart C6185 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One Printer - B209cHP Photosmart C6188 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer - C309gHP Photosmart C6190 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer - C309hHP Photosmart C6283 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309aHP Photosmart C6285 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309cHP Photosmart C6240 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart All-in-One Printer - C309nHP Photosmart C6250 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Printer - B109nHP Photosmart C6270 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Printer - B109qHP Photosmart C6275 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Printer - B109rHP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 8450 Photo PrinterHP Photosmart C6288 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 8450xi Photo PrinterHP Photosmart C7154 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7170 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4583 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7180 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4585 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7183 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4599 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7185 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4740 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7188 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4750 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7190 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7275 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4783 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4785 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C7283 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4788 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4793 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C8183 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4795 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C8188 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C4798 All-in-One Printer
USB products
The following products allow you to print from your iPhone or iPod Touch.
To print with a USB product, connect the USB cable directly from the HP product to an Apple Airport Extreme, Express, or TimeCapsule, and then connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to the network.
Use these links to check for your product in the following tables:
HP Business Inkjet printers
HP Business Inkjet 1000 Printer
HP Business Inkjet 1200 Printer
HP Business Inkjet 1200d Printer
HP Deskjet printers
HP Deskjet 5145 Color inkjet Printer HP Deskjet D2560 Printer
HP Deskjet 5150 Color Inkjet Printer HP Deskjet D2563 Printer
HP Deskjet 5150v Color Inkjet Printer HP Deskjet D2566 Printer
HP Deskjet 5150w Color Inkjet Printer HP Deskjet D2568 Printer
HP Deskjet 5151 Color Inkjet Printer HP Deskjet F4210 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 5160 Color Inkjet Printer HP Deskjet F4213 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 5168 Color Inkjet Printer HP Deskjet F4230 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9650 Printer HP Deskjet F4235 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9670 Printer HP Deskjet F4272 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9680 Printer HP Deskjet F4273 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9680gp Printer HP Deskjet F4274 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9800 Printer HP Deskjet F4275 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9800d Printer HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9803 Printer HP Deskjet F4283 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9803d Printer HP Deskjet F4288 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9808 Printer HP Deskjet F4292 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 9808d Printer HP Deskjet F4293 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet D2530 Printer HP Deskjet F4294 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet D2545 Printer HP Deskjet F4480 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet printers
HP Officejet 6105 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 6110 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 6110v All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 6110xi All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 6150 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet Pro K5300 Printer
HP Officejet Pro K5400 Printer
HP Officejet Pro K5456z Printer
HP Officejet Pro K8600 Printer
HP Officejet Pro L7380 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart printers
HP Photosmart 325 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 329 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4483 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4472 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 338 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4342 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4343 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 385 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4344 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart 475 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4345 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A310 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4348 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A320 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4380 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A432 Portable Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4383 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4385 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A525 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4388 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4390 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A528 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A616 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5240 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5250 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A627 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5270 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A628 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5273 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A630 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5275 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A716 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A717 Compact Photo Printer HP Photosmart C5283 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center HP Photosmart C5288 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A827 Home Photo Center HP Photosmart C5290 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart A828 Home Photo Center HP Photosmart C5293 All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart C3125 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5063 Printer
HP Photosmart C3175 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5069 Printer
HP Photosmart C3180 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5145 Printer
HP Photosmart C3183 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5155 Printer
HP Photosmart C3188 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5156 Printer
HP Photosmart C3190 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5160 Printer
HP Photosmart C3193 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5160/D5163 Printer
HP Photosmart C3194 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5168 Printer
HP Photosmart C4180 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5360 Printer
HP Photosmart C4183 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5363 Printer
HP Photosmart C4188 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5368 Printer
HP Photosmart C4190 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5460 Printer
HP Photosmart C4193 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5463 Printer
HP Photosmart C4194 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D5468 Printer
HP Photosmart C4205 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7155 Printer
HP Photosmart C4210 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7160 Printer
HP Photosmart C4235 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7163 Printer
HP Photosmart C4240 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7168 Printer
HP Photosmart C4250 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7260 Printer
HP Photosmart C4270 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7263 Printer
HP Photosmart C4272 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7268 Printer
HP Photosmart C4273 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7360 Printer
HP Photosmart C4275 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7363 Printer
HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7368 Printer
HP Photosmart C4283 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7460 Printer
HP Photosmart C4285 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7463 Printer
HP Photosmart C4288 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7468 Printer
HP Photosmart C4293 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart D7560 Printer
HP Photosmart C4294 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart Pro B8330 Printer
HP Photosmart C4340 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart Pro B8338 Printer
HP Photosmart C4435 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart Pro B8350 Printer
HP Photosmart C4440 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart Pro B8353 Printer
HP Photosmart C4450 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer
HP Photosmart C4473 All-in-One Printer
HP Mobile Printing
More on compatible HP printers for printing from the iPhone wirelessly.
HP iPrint Photo is a free downloadable software application that allows you to quickly and easily print 4" x 6" photos from your Symbian1 or Windows Mobile based smartphone. Images stored on your smartphone can print on most HP Inkjet printers connected to a local WiFi network. Wireless printing is a fun extension of your smartphone's easy photo capture and viewing experience.

Top 3 iPhone Wireless Printing Applications | CreativeCloud

Top 3 iPhone Wireless Printing Applications | CreativeCloud
I've been looking for a way to print screens from the iPhone (which Apple did not facilitate). The three options in this article pretty much summarize the available reasonable solutions. AirPhoto $2.99 looks good; the HP iPrint Photo App requires specific HP models to work (not mine); EuroSmartz has a suite of apps (~$5-$13) that seem to do it also.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PrinterShare® - Print anytime, anywhere! FREE software!
You say you want to print a letter or a photo to your Mom's PC, on the other side of the country, but you don't want to have to e-mail it to her (oh, and she doesn't even use e-mail!), and besides, she might not even have the application installed to open it? This free ad-based solution will work without you "digging" a Virtual private Network (VPN) and scoring a static IP from your ISPs, or diddling with freeDNS servers... if your relative or friend has a PC and a printer installed, this free solution will enable you to print remotely... gee, I guess "sleep" ought to be disabled on the receiving machine? Good use for a netbook low-power PC.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

B&H 2009 Point-and-Shoot Buyer’s Guide | B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

B&H 2009 Point-and-Shoot Buyer’s Guide | B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

B&H has a reasonably good " B&H 2009 Point-and-Shoot Buyer's Guide" at http://bit.ly/BH-PS-guide

(same as http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/newsLetter/Point-and-Shoot-Buyers-Guide.jsp )

Of course, these guides are only as good as they are current - this one is just in time for the 2009 holiday gifting season.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista :: the How-To Geek

Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista :: the How-To Geek: "Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista

If you are tired of the way certain keys on your system work, such as the Caps Lock key, you can re-map them to function as a different key by using a registry hack. But there should be an easier way, right?

This is where SharpKeys comes into the picture: It’s a small utility that will let you easily map one key to another key easily, or even turn the key off, without having to enter the registry at all.

For instance, I used the key mapping to just turn off my Caps Lock key, since I never use it."
Mike Baird says 09 Nov 2009 this is the best solution to turn off Caps Lock which was driving me nuts (on Vista the built-in function to disable is not part of Windows anymore).

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Update 11 Nov 2009. This issue has been resolved to my satisfaction.

Flickr: The Help Forum: http://www.toyota.com/new4runner/ posting Flickr photos: "NIPSA"
Toyota used at least two of my surfing images in this advertisement...

Calanan said " Not sure if anyone from Toyota contacted you - I certainly was not - but I just found my photo and yours used on their new web campaign for the 4Runner. www.toyota.com/vehicles/minisite/4Runner/ - then click the Surfing tab" - re:
Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA 12 of 12
and
Dustin Ray  "D-Ray" - surfing-cayucos-ca-pier-1-2-07_056 AZHIAZIAM

Amazon.com: Mustang Deluxe Inflatable PFD (Manual): Sports & Outdoors

Amazon.com: Mustang Deluxe Inflatable PFD (Manual): Sports & Outdoors
I choose this model for Stand-Up (SUP) Paddle boarding over the Stearn's Ultra 3000 because it was reported that in the Stearn's "The waist and back straps are less stiff than in the Mustang vest, making donning slightly more difficult, and our evaluators found that the back strap would ride around the waist strap necessitating a periodic readjustment." Available at Amazon.com

Monday, October 26, 2009

Windows 7 US Online Store - Student Registration

Windows 7 US Online Store - Student Registration
Students with university e-mail addresses may qualify for $29.99 Windows Home Premium 7 purchase

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

GUILLERMO LUIJK >> PROGRAMAS >> ZERO NOISE

GUILLERMO LUIJK >> PROGRAMAS >> ZERO NOISE
Zero Noise concept for photography - uses a kind of extreme (+- 4 f-stops) over/under-exposure and Extended RAW HDR-like integration. Software is © Guillermo Luijk 2008

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Shame on the Chamber of Commerce. The word "Evil" comes to mind.
RPT-Quitting commerce group over climate wonderful-Chu | Markets | Markets News | Reuters
So, why do we support the Chamber of Commerce with our local tax dollars.
COC might better follow Google's "Don't be evil" slogan.
In part says "U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he applauds companies that have quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over disagreement with the business group's climate change policy. "I think it's wonderful," Chu told reporters at a solar energy event on the National Mall. He said other companies should quit the group because the Chamber does not fully recognize the business possibilities in taking aggressive action on climate. "I would encourage the Chamber of Commerce to realize the economic opportunity that the United States can lead in a new industrial revolution," said Chu, a steadfast supporter of alternative fuels and strong regulation of greenhouse gases. "... Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) resigned from the chamber while last month three big power utilities, Exelon Corp (EXC.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), PG&E Corp (PCG.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and PNM Resources Inc, said they were leaving the chamber."

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This Chart of the Day is highly recommended as a way to be aware of important new trends!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recommendation for the Canon PowerShot S90IS.

For those looking for a very small but capable point-and-shoot which captures images in RAW, the only previous obvious choices were the Nikon P6000 or the Canon G10 and now the G11 cameras. Canon has come out with a smaller version of the G-series, the " Canon PowerShot S90IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD" $430 pre-order at Amazon at http://bit.ly/5CyCk . This does not have an external flash, but otherwise has everything I'd look for with the exception of Nikon's built-in GPS. " Canon’s storied S Series gets a revitalized new leader in the slimmer, lighter, new PowerShot S90, the perfect everyday camera for people who are serious about great photography. Image quality is superb thanks to the new High Sensitivity System and higher ISO speeds, plus an exceptionally bright f/2.0 lens that makes portraits and low-light shots come to life. Photography enthusiasts will love the new control ring at the base of the lens barrel, designed for intuitive, pro-style manual control." Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2-1.9 inches (100 x 58 x 31 mm) ; 6.2 ounces. Review at dpreview Announced 19 Aug 2009 " Next comes the PowerShot S90 digital compact, resurrecting Canon's S-series of compact 'photographers' cameras. It features a 28-105mm F2.0-4.9 stabilized lens with a control ring built around it that enables control of camera settings such as exposure compensation. It also offers a 3 inch LCD with 461k dot resolution in a slim, compact body. Like the G11, it includes the high sensitivity 10MP sensor and Digic 4 noise reduction to make up a 'Dual Anti-Noise System.' In keeping with the photographers' camera brief, the S90 includes manual control and RAW shooting."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

If you are interested in photography and live on the Central Coast of California, go to our gateway at photomorrobay.com and join the related Yahoo! Group for discussions and Flickr Group for photo sharing and critique.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SnagFilms Film Widget

"A Working Mom" documentary - view free - Bolivia related - highly recommended

A moving and educational documentary - a story of proud people who struggle. La Lucha personified. No acting here - the tears are real, the emotions felt. A refreshing view into the real world.