July 30th, 1150

Today at 1150am local we have our Feature Photograph "Pointing Your Camera, Part Two", the second in our series which helps you think about what you take pictures of.  We're really happy to finally bring you our Feature Destination "Suanpalm Farmnok" (Suanpalm Bird Farms) which is one of the more interesting places I've visited in Thailand.  You'll love it!  We also have a great review of Wester Digitals new "WD HD LIVE HUB" which is their newest media player with a built in 1tb storage drive.  A really excellent product which I personally use every day.  We also have News For The Week of July 30th, 2011, we answer a question on using Depth of Field With Macros, and last Steve's Musings "The Storyteller."  We put a lot of work into this weeks column because we're taking next week off due to out of town guests and I just need a break after all the moving.  We'll be back on August 13th with no future breaks planned.  I hope you enjoy this weeks articles.  Feedback as usual is much appreciated.

 

Today at 1150am local we have our Feature Photograph "Pointing Your Camera, Part Two", the second in our series which helps you think about what you take pictures of.  We're really happy to finally bring you our Feature Destination "Suanpalm Farmnok" (Suanpalm Bird Farms) which is one of the more interesting places I've visited in Thailand.  You'll love it!  We also have a great review of Wester Digitals new "WD HD LIVE HUB" which is their newest media player with a built in 1tb storage drive.  A really excellent product which I personally use every day.  We also have News For The Week of July 30th, 2011, we answer a question on using Depth of Field With Macros, and last Steve's Musings "The Storyteller."  We put a lot of work into this weeks column because we're taking next week off due to out of town guests and I just need a break after all the moving.  We'll be back on August 13th with no future breaks planned.  I hope you enjoy this weeks articles.  Feedback as usual is much appreciated.

 

July 27th, 1030

Microsoft has recently released a RAW CODEC pack for both x32 and x64 operating systems.  You can get it here.  I've installed this after uninstalling the Fast Picture Viewer x64 codec pack (previously the only way to get x64 codecs for Windows Explorer and Microsoft's Picture Viewer), and I noticed that it works great with all my cameras which aren't 'recent', while my Fuji x100 and Sony NEX-5 are not yet supported.  And they don't say if this will be updated through Windows update once installed, or if you'll need to keep checking back manually.

I must comment, this has been an embarrassment both for Microsoft and for the Camera manufacturers.  We're just now getting factory OS support for x64 codecs?  Why not 3-4 years ago?  If you've wondered why you can't view your raw thumbnails in Windows Explorer or any of the Microsoft image viewers this is why.  But you can now.  Unless you have a newer camera.  Really Microsoft?  Geez..

 

Microsoft has recently released a RAW CODEC pack for both x32 and x64 operating systems.  You can get it here.  I've installed this after uninstalling the Fast Picture Viewer x64 codec pack (previously the only way to get x64 codecs for Windows Explorer and Microsoft's Picture Viewer), and I noticed that it works great with all my cameras which aren't 'recent', while my Fuji x100 and Sony NEX-5 are not yet supported.  And they don't say if this will be updated through Windows update once installed, or if you'll need to keep checking back manually.

 

July 23rd, 0800

Today is an important day.  Today is the day the Infocus Weekly column returns to the Stickman site, and as usual the individual pieces will also go live on this site Bangkok Images.  However, there will be one change.  Due to time differences now that I'm publishing from the states, the individual pieces will go live on this site at noon every Saturday vs. 1800 ever Saturday.  Nothing will change on the Stickman site.  Depending on his schedule the column goes active from 0800-1200 most every Saturday.   Enjoy, and as always we strongly encourage feedback of any type.  We want to make the column better, your feedback helps us do this.

This week our Feature Photograph comes from my recent travels through Oregon and is Part One of a mini-series called "Pointing your Camera".  Akulka generously pens a piece on his adventure travels to unique locations called "Palauan Island of Peleliu."  You'll want to catch this one.  Next, because of popular response to my first TP-link Modem/Router Review on the TD-W8960N I now bring you a brand new review of their newest TP-Link router the TL-WR1043ND Wireless-N Gigabytle Router.  We also have our News For The Week of July 23rd, 2011, what's sure to be a popular post with a question on "SSD's On A Budget", and finally Steve's Musings "4 Months In A (large) Nutshell", a summary of the last four months of my life since my last regular column was published.  If you've been interested on my move and what I've been doing over the last four months, then you'll want to read this one for sure.   Enjoy, and please provide feedback.

 

This week our Feature Photograph comes from my recent travels through Oregon and is Part One of a mini-series called "Pointing your Camera".  Akulka generously pens a piece on his adventure travels to unique locations called "Palauan Island of Peleliu."  You'll want to catch this one.  Next, because of popular response to my first TP-link Modem/Router Review on the TD-W8960N I now bring you a brand new review of their newest TP-Link router the TL-WR1043ND Wireless-N Gigabytle Router.  We also have our News For The Week of July 23rd, 2011, what's sure to be a popular post with a question on "SSD's On A Budget", and finally Steve's Musings "4 Months In A (large) Nutshell", a summary of the last four months of my life since my last regular column was published.  If you've been interested on my move and what I've been doing over the last four months, then you'll want to read this one for sure.   Enjoy, and please provide feedback.

 

July 22nd, 1820

I just put up a new tutorial on using the User Galleries.  The tutorial helps you in creating your own personal Albums and adding Images.  There's even instructions for making child albums off your parent album.  Easy to follow screen shots using my big red crayon.. ;o) Please let me know if I can improve this tutorial in any way.

 

July 22nd, 1605

I hope you enjoyed the Eagle Cam and watching the eggs hatch, the parent eagles raising their young, and finally thee fledgings take flight.  But now it's time to remove them from the sidebars in preparation for upcoming new material.  For those of you addicted to the Eagle Cam and who found Bangkok Images a convenient portal for viewing, I'll maintain the large view Eagle Cam page here.  I'm happy so many of you enjoyed it.

 

July 21st, 1035

TOM TWEEDEL GOES TO CHINA.  Tom sends in another update to his running blog as he runs all over China.  Today he gives us a mix, from a park, to religious statues, judo, restaurants, apartment buildings, a visit to the doctor and the university.

 

TOM TWEEDEL GOES TO CHINA.  Tom sends in another update to his running blog as he runs all over China.  Today he gives us a mix, from a park, to religious statues, judo, restaurants, apartment buildings, a visit to the doctor and the university.

 

July 20th, 1130

TOM TWEEDEL GOES TO CHINA.  Tom sends in another update to his running blog as he runs all over China.  Today he gives us a glimpse of the local traffic and takes us to a Korean restaurant.  His kids look happy to see him after six weeks absence.  Looks to be a fun trip!

 

TOM TWEEDEL GOES TO CHINA.  Tom sends in another update to his running blog as he runs all over China.  Today he gives us a glimpse of the local traffic and takes us to a Korean restaurant.  His kids look happy to see him after six weeks absence.  Looks to be a fun trip!

 

July 19th, 1450

TOM TWEEDEL GOES TO CHINA and he took my Fuji x100 with him.  Read Tom's daily blog entries as he roams around China over the next 4-5 weeks.  I've started a blog entry to document his updates and you can read it here.  I'll update his blog as soon as I get the updates and I'll let you know right here.  Be sure to leave Tom your questions and comments.

 

 

July 17th, 1800

We're starting to get some really nice work in the User Galleries.  Check out the work in Adrian's gallery, here's a sample:

 

We're starting to get some really nice work in the User Galleries.  Check out the work in Adrian's gallery, here's a sample:

From Adrian's Gallery in the User Galleries

And from BigJoe's galleries:

 

And from BigJoe's galleries:

 

From BigJoe's User Krabi User Gallery