Saturday, December 13, 2008

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #47

Postcard #47
Postcard #47 is a photo of Obidos Castle in Portugal. This card traveled 9,112 Kms (5,662 Miles) and took 8 days to get to me.

Postcard #47 Stamp
Beijing 2008 Olympics stamp from Portugal. Looks like track and field.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Postcrossing Milestone and Akoha Mission

Yesterday I received an e-mail from Postcrossing that the card I sent to Finland US-298995 has arrived. This card is a personal milestone of 100 sent postcards and to commemorate the event I sent this person a congratulations greeting card along with an Akoha mission card "Give Someone a Greeting Card". Don't know about Akoha? Check out this nifty comic that explains how the reality based play it forward game is played.

Akoha Mission: Give Someone a Greeting Card

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Disneyland's Holiday Main Street at Night

Disneyland Main Street at Night (Winter 2008) #1
I didn't bring a tripod with me on Sunday so to get decent photos of the lights I pumped up my ISO and propped myself up against a lamppost for steadiness and took a lot of photos hoping I'd get enough clear shots to stitch together. This first panoramic was taken at the end of Main Street in front of the Coca Cola shop; it is a series of 19 photos stitched with Autostich.

Disneyland Main Street at Night (Winter 2008) #2
This second panoramic was taken at the middle of Main Street and this time I used a trash can to reduce my camera shake; 30 photos were taken and 23 turned out clear enough for this stitch. Both of these images are very large, if you would like to see the bigger versions just click the image to be taken to flickr.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Holiday Themed Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Night - Winter 2008

We went to Disneyland yesterday to take photos of the holiday decorations and I got this shot of Sleeping Beauty's Castle with just enough light to allow me to still take this hand held photo. I plan to go again with a tripod before the decorations are changed for crisper shots.

I shot a bunch of photos on Main Street that need to be stitched together for what I hope will be interesting panoramics. I'll try to get them finished this week.