I've always loved taking pictures from the road when I travel, but on returning home I often had no idea where I had shot many of them. The only way to figure it out was by placing them on a timeline and working backward through my route. Recently I found a way to make it easier. I mounted a Canon digital camera on the dashboard of my car, installed software on it that enables it to automatically shoot pictures every few seconds or minutes, and set up a GPS unit to record the location of each shot.
If you're building a house using brand new technology and it seems like you're spending a lot of "build" time standing, staring and walking in circles, I have some advice for you: don't mount a camera above the scene to capture exactly how much time nothing is in fact being built. I'm a photographer, so it seemed like a good idea to mount a Canon 1DS Mk II with a Canon TC80N3–remote controller to make a picture every eight minutes, eight hours a day, for 14 days. During the build I never reviewed the pictures; I just changed out the CF cards and backed them up.
Formula 1 cars are the most technologically advanced racecars on the planet. There's a reason why most American racing fans don't much care.
By Stephan WilkinsonPosted 09.24.2002 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Damon Runyon wrote that sailboat racing was as exciting as watching grass grow. After the Grand Prix of San Marino in Italy this year I decided that F1 is as exciting as watching time-lapse photography of grass growing: vastly faster, momentarily fascinating, ultimately tedious.