Sorry that I broke many of the photos in my posts .. particularily the Asus laptop pics. I’m in the process of uploading them to the website and will have them fixed soon.
If you’re looking for a photo I am in the process of moving them all. Currently to Ipernity , maybe somewhere else eventually. The new page is here: Hercules Rockafeller’s Photostream.
If you were using a photo by linking to Flickr sorry for the hassle, if you want the original email me and I’ll send it to you.
I still have the Flickr profile but I won’t be posting to it anymore. Bye Flickr.
It was my first time going to a monster truck event. I saw them on SPEEDTV over the holidays and enjoyed it. Then I kept seeing a commercial for Toronto Monster Jam on FOX29 so I went to check out the price.
The tickets are pretty cheap, around $30 so I figured there wasn’t much to lose. We were kind of shocked but happy when we got there and found our seats were in the second row. The format is pretty simple, they hold bracket races and then all the trucks do a 90 second freestyle and get scored by audience members. They had ATV racing and T-shirt giveaways in between truck events. At the end there was a demolition derby. It would be better if the freestyle event was longer or maybe two runs.
I’d recommend it to anyone.
For more info:
To buy Monster Jam 2009 tickets: Ticketmaster.ca.
For the longest time this was my only photo with hundreds of views. Until I posted naked people out in public now this is barely hanging on to the top 10!
Is a Fujica ST701 SLR camera and $3 development at the drugstore. The photo quality blows away my 7MP P&S. It really makes me want a DSLR now. It’s made me notice noise and fuzziness in digital P&S shots that I never noticed before.
This is a 1/2.5″ sensor, 7.1MP 4x zoom optical IS P&S camera. I upgraded from an older Canon A75 and that is the basis for my comparisons. Overall I would say its a big step up but I think the older Axx models are better all-around. I wouldn’t go back though.
Pros of the A570 IS camera:
* Some poorly framed photos have usable crops in them thanks to the 7MP.
* Overall operation is very similar to previous Canon, didn’t have to re-learn controls.
* Full manual controls are great, it’s hard not to be able to get a setting for a good shot when Auto or P fail.
* It’s really light and small.
* Huge LCD.
* IS helps.
* The smaller, lower positioned 4-way pad is harder to use due to it’s size and it being placed lower on the camera body. I am sure that it had to be smaller to make room for the bigger LCD, that’s some consolation. It’s the vertical position change that is the biggest issue. On old A models you could one-handed hold the camera in a shooting position and use the wheel with your thumb to adjust settings. This is my biggest complaint about the camera.
* The lens is louder when zooming.
* The little hand-strap twists funny. Theres something about the way it sits that makes it always feel in the way.
* Too light and small – it does not fit well in my hand in a shooting position. But I have large hands this may not be an issue for most people.
* P mode on this camera should be named B or Blowout mode. Frequently P mode leans toward bright photos, once in a while it’s perfect but usually the LCD is showing blowouts on every shot I try with it.
* The tripod hole is on the far left and on lighter mini tripods, the camera tips them over despite its light weight. If you’re using the optional flash that connects on the left side of the body the problem doesn’t occur.
* Battery life is short. This may be a function of having a much more usable zoom range.