Archive for category: Photos

Another image from my foamcore 4×5 camera

July 14, 2014 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another picture from my foamcore 4×5 camera. Roughly 150mm landscape lens, f/24, 3:50 second exposure onto Ilford Multigrade RC paper, could have probably developed a bit longer, but not bad. Inverted the print in GIMP, but no other tonal adjustment.

Two more pictures from my foamcore 4×5 camera…

July 8, 2014 | My Photos, My Projects, Optics, Photography, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here are two more photos I took at last night’s camera workshop. I wanted to take something slightly more beautiful than a selfie, so I chose the Luxo statue outside the Steve Jobs building at Pixar, and some white flowers from the garden. Both were taken rather late in the day, under partly cloudy skies […]

My son at the drive through…

November 28, 2012 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

I don’t think he was at the local Sonic drive-through window. Okay, this doesn’t have much to do with my normal blog topics: it’s just a picture of my son working his day job. Your country thanks you for your service, and your mom and I are very proud of you. And the glasses are […]

Word Foto

September 15, 2011 | Photography, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of a new $1.99 app called Word Foto, I give you:

A Stereo Picture

January 29, 2009 | Photos, Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s the gang I work with at Pixar Animation. This was taken with the incredibly low budget technique of snapping a picture, moving the camera, and snapping another one. Of course, a couple of us moved in the interim, but thanks to the judicious work of Reid, who carefully stitched and offset various bits, it […]

Steamboat Ed’s Shop in high resolution…

October 23, 2008 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Gigapan is a website which displays super high resolution panoramic images, acquired by a special panoramic camera rig. Today, I got a note from Ed Haas, mechanical tinkerer extraordinaire, that his workshop had been imaged. Check out the 1.7 gigapixel image (be sure to pan in and read some of the labels on things on […]

Paris By Night

December 12, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Stumbleupon sent me to this incredible nighttime panorama of Paris taken somewhere near Notre Dame (you can see the big rosette window in one part), but includes views of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, St. Eustace, St. Michelle, Sacre Couer in the distance, and the Louvre. Very nice. If you click here, you can see […]

What this geek did in Paris…

December 6, 2005 | My Diary, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble is apparently over in Paris, and decided to blog about the stuff he did in Paris, of which he only thought the Musee D’Orsay sufficiently interesting to mention, probably because their IT system apparently runs Windows XP. Get some soul, man. When Carmen and I went there for our anniversary back […]

Depth of field using 35mm lenses

December 3, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

This is kind of a crazy Rube Goldberg project for budding videographers: a scheme for creating depth of field using 35mm lenses. Most digital video cameras have very limited depth of field because of their relatively small optics and imagers. So what’s a person to do? Well, basically create a telecine like setup that uses […]

Canons are great!

December 2, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Pixarian and Pentax camera user Juan Buhler sent out an email proclaiming that “Canons are great” linked to this rather expensive coffee table. Heh.

Strangely named products…

November 16, 2005 | I Kid You Not, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Josh over at was off at the Portable Media Expo, and posted his photos on Flickr. Does anyone else’s mind go straight to the gutter in reading about this device? If not, try saying it aloud in your company lunchroom.

Digital Black and White

October 26, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

In an earlier post, I pointed at fellow Pixarian Juan Buhler’s awesome photography blog. Unfortunately, I missed our photoclub meeting, but he sent out mail indicating that he uses some of the techniques listed in Digital Black and White to get his spectactular street photos. I’ve actually seen this page before, (thought I might have […]

Water Molotov – A Street Photography Blog

October 12, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Juan Buhler has just joined the staff here at Pixar, and is one of those insanely talented photographer types who has a much cooler blog than me. Damn them all to hell! 🙂 He also knows a thing or two about computer graphics, and was the Sketches Jury chairman for SIGGRAPH last year. Welcome aboard, […]

Cameraphone Picture Gallery

September 22, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wow. Why do all my pictures look like bad security cam footage?

Katrina Damage

September 8, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

My brother-in-law is in Alabama helping out kidney dialysis patients. He sent my sister this photo, which she notes: This was taken in alabama, Dave said that the concrete that is buckled was by the force of the water. – kris Ugly.