Whenever we visit a place as part of our vacation or picnic, we grab the sunsets (most commonly) and the sunrises (rarely and those too with great effort), we end up with pictures that look very similar to many previous sunset pictures.
The best part of software development is that even individual programmers can develop world-class software using a single machine and their own experience and expertise, with little or no (real) outside help.
Recently, I read an article about the Google Pixel and its usage for night time photography. The author started with the statement that he taken a night time picture in USA using a DSLR, followed by shooting the same scene using a Google Pixel and the Google Nexus.
The author did multiple experiments and has detailed the steps taken.
While the images have come out very nice, the most important thing to note from the blog is that the author has taken multiple images using the phones, which were then combined to get a single image. If a similar technique had been used with a DSLR, the images would have been equally nice.
My point is simple. To make an comparison, ALL parameters in an experiment have to be same. Changing the parameters for one of the elements being compared is unfair.
- Experimental Nighttime Photography with Nexus and Pixel, https://research.googleblog.com/2017/04/experimental-nighttime-photography-with.html
Over a recent weekend, I took a bit too many photographs. I had around 560 (in a 16GB card), around 320 (in a 8GB card) and around 200 (in another 16GB card). So, that is nearly 1000 pictures.
The total number of files – RAW and JPG – combined was 2186 files. The size was 31.8 GB.
Now sorting the pictures is a headache.
Recently, I was watching a few videos on YouTube related to Apache NiFi. The videos were shot from a distance, due to which, a lot of the material being displayed / projected was not clearly visible. But that is not the point.
As the videos were shot from a distance, a few members of the audience were visible. Each time the presenter changed a slide, many of the participants took to their mobile phones and took a picture of the slide being displayed.