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28Nov/140

I Made A Fake ID.

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10Nov/140

2013 – Last Track Day – Two Ninjas

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5Nov/140

Porsche 944

These images are from a 2011 Heartland Park Topeka Touring Club (an automotive track day) event.

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In the parking lot. © Paul Danger Kile, All Rights Reserved

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On the racetrack. © Paul Danger Kile, All Rights Reserved

4Nov/140

The Family Truckster

This snapshot is from a 2011 Heartland Park Topeka Touring Club (an automotive track day) event. The car races in the ChumpCar series. The driver was very fast: plywood "wing" and all.

This image isn't sharp enough, but I am sharing it nonetheless, because I enjoyed seeing this car at speed.

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25Oct/140

xkcd: Marraige

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30Sep/140

Hot Air Balloon

This is the inside of a hot air balloon envelope at blue hour.

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28Sep/140

Gershwin’s Immigration Anniversary

My daughter immigrated to the USA in 2002. We made this image at her celebration dinner on 2014-09-25.

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26Sep/140

Eyes > Cameras?

Our brain makes up most of what we see. It needs to change what-it-made-up, when we look at something new, but we rarely notice it doing that. This optical illusion (above) forces us to see that happen, by accelerating the rate of change. How much does our brains make up?

  • Each of our eyes have a blind spot in the middle where the optic nerve enters.
  • Our nose adds another blind spot.
  • Only 2% of our field-of-vision is sharp, even for people with the best eyesight. Our cheapest camera lenses beat that. Why don't we notice this? In part because our eyes are usually moving, and we see a new 2% every time that they move.
  • We can only think about a small part of what's in our field of vision at any moment.

Do we have better dynamic-range than our cameras?

  • I can take a photo in the dark, and make it look like daytime after processing. My eyes can't do that.
  • I can take a photo of the sun, even though my eyes can't look at it. (Don't follow my bad example. It can damage your sensor.)
  • Claims about cameras dynamic-range are for one aperture. Our iris changes size; claims about our eyes' dynamic range are for all iris sizes (apertures).
  • We lose color information in the dark, cameras don't.

Also:

  • Our retina is behind an array of blood vessels. These blood vessels impede our vision. (Not all animals have this problem.)

I am always reminded of the above, when I read that cameras will never work as well as the human eye.

Photo Know Eyes > Cameras?

18Sep/140

Wrong Song Lyrics

"Fast lane from L.A. to Tokyo"? There is more than one meaning to those words, and all of them are wrong.

Joan Baez"Light years" is a measurement of distance, not time. Please fix your song, and while you are at it, call up Rob Halford, because he sings "Diamonds and Rust" too.

Neal Schon, Downtown is on the Detroit River, and south of that is Windsor Ontario. Instead of "Born and raised in South Detroit", how about, "There's no such place as South Detroit"? How about a map?

Chris Cornell, "The grass is always greener where the dogs are [shedding]" No it's not. Dog poo kills grass.

320px Iggy Azalea   Irving Plaza NYC %2813951439487%29 Wrong Song Lyrics

Iggy Azalea, © Laura Murray, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

1280px Dresden 07 2008 135 %282684499251%29 Wrong Song Lyrics

Joan Baez, © Ralf Schulze, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

226px Neal Schon Wrong Song Lyrics

Neal Schon, © Matt Becker, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

360px Chris Cornell Montreux Jazz Festival 2005 Wrong Song Lyrics

Chris Cornell, © Simon Jacquier, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

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