It’s always fun reading foreign newspapers take on another nations defense spending,  but in this case two things stood out. First, with advanced weapons systems they’re often ‘untested’ or ‘in development’ when first funded.  They look at the potential of a system and if the technology will be available to effect necessary changes.  Second, was this absolutely beautiful photograph of the US. Navy’s MQ-88 Fire Scout unmanned rotary drone.  Notice that it’s a wide angle shot and how the harpoon (for effect I’m sure) anchors the foreground?  Nicely done!

 

news1It’s always fun reading foreign newspapers take on another nations defense spending,  but in this case two things stood out. First, with advanced weapons systems they’re often ‘untested’ or ‘in development’ when first funded. They look at the potential of a system and if the technology will be available to effect necessary changes. Second, was this absolutely beautiful photograph of the US. Navy’s MQ-88 Fire Scount unmanned rotary drone. Notice that it’s a wide angle shot and how the harpoon (for effect I’m sure) anchors the foreground? Nicely done!

 

This is a hoot.  Even a monkey can take a great self-portrait, and so can you.  Take your self-portrait and send it in and we’ll share it here along with any others sent in.  This photographer left his camera unattended and the Macaque Monkey put it to good use.The monkey is a great photographer.

 

This is a hoot.  Even a monkey can take a great self-portrait, and so can you.  Take your self-portrait and send it in and we’ll share it here along with any others sent in.  This photographer left his camera unattended and the Macaque Monkey put it to good use.The monkey is a great photographer.  This is a hoot.  Even a monkey can take a great self-portrait, and so can you.  Take your self-portrait and send it in and we’ll share it here along with any others sent in.  This photographer left his camera unattended and the Macaque Monkey put it to good use.The monkey is a great photographer.  This is a hoot.  Even a monkey can take a great self-portrait, and so can you.  Take your self-portrait and send it in and we’ll share it here along with any others sent in.  This photographer left his camera unattended and the Macaque Monkey put it to good use.The monkey is a great photographer.

 

Sometimes a photograph of a product makes it look like something it isn’t.  And sometimes it looks like exactly what it is.  You decide.  A Japanese singing robot mouth wants to sing karoke with you.   That’s what you thought it was right?

 

Sometimes a photograph of a product makes it look like something it isn’t.  And sometimes it looks like exactly what it is.  You decide.  A Japanese singing robot mouth wants to sing karoke with you.   That’s what you thought it was right?

 

This isn’t really news, but have you noticed the new Geico Gecko CGI commercials on televisionThey’re really slick.  The gecko is walking through the grass and you can almost feel the moist grass on his fake feet, look at the reflections in his eyes, it’s so well done you start to believe the gecko is real.  There’s a lot to learn from how they did the gecko.

 

This isn’t really news, but have you noticed the new Geico Gecko CGI commercials on television?   They’re really slick.  The gecko is walking through the grass and you can almost feel the moist grass on his fake feet, look at the reflections in his eyes, it’s so well done you start to believe the gecko is real.  There’s a lot to learn from how they did the gecko.

 

This burned hulk of a Canon 7d looks totaled right?  It is.  But the Sandisk card inside worked fine and their pictures were saved!  If you’ve read this column for any length of time you know I’m a fan of Sandisk flash memory products.  A thank you to Stick, he sent this one in.

 

This burned hulk of a Canon 7d looks totaled right?  It is.  But the Sandisk card inside worked fine and their pictures were saved!  If you’ve read this column for any length of time you know I’m a fan of Sandisk flash memory products.  A thank you to Stick, he sent this one in.  This burned hulk of a Canon 7d looks totaled right?  It is.  But the Sandisk card inside worked fine and their pictures were saved!  If you’ve read this column for any length of time you know I’m a fan of Sandisk flash memory products.  A thank you to Stick, he sent this one in.

 

The TSA in America is getting ridiculous. They recently removed this woman from a flight because she took a photo of a rude employee’s name tag.   When are they going to rein in those who are grossly abusing their position of authority?  Will photographers support her? So far the answer is a resounding yes.

 

The TSA in America is getting ridiculous.  They recently removed this woman from a flight because she took a photo of a rude employee’s name tag.   When are they going to rein in those who are grossly abusing their position of authority?  Will photographers support her? So far the answer is a resounding yes.