Allen Ellison’s Technobabble


Photographing Smoke
October 24, 2009, 3:29 am
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photograph of smoke using a Nikon D90 and 50mm lens

photograph of smoke using a Nikon D90 and 50mm lens

Over the last year I’ve taken my fair share of smoke pictures.  When I started out taking pictures of smoke, I was able to find a couple of short articles about photographing smoke, but they all seemed to stop at the basics.

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What to get me for Christmas

20070428-4.JPG, originally uploaded by kebnekaise.

I know that I’m a difficult person to shop for — but if you want to get an early start on this Christmas and beat the rush, I’ve been looking longingly at this beautiful piece of technology ever since it was featured in an article in the January 2004 issue of the Scientific American.

I’m glad that you asked what it is. No, it’s not a pencil sharpener. And no, despite the lynch pin at the top, it’s not a grenade either.

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