Nov 222009
 

Just like most Sundays, this was a slow day. I left home shortly before 2pm, at a time when you already have to worry about the sun.

My first way was towards the center of Villach, searching for some rectangular, modern architecture, something big and grid-like, something that I could use as a target for calibration images for PTLens, but I’m afraid that is not as easy as I had thought.

What I need is a pretty big building, one that fills the frame when photographed at 17mm from at least 20 feet away. I need it to have regular vertical and horizontal features, and they must be narrowly spaced, such that the image contains enough of them, even at 50mm.

I found nothing. When I gave up, I took this image of the bored cat (“fad” means “boring” in Austrian dialect), drove a little around in the countryside, made some uninspired images, and finally concluded the day with the other image, the temporary container, that is our local McDonalds while they rebuild the restaurant, catching the last rays of sunlight. Why this choice when the McDonalds image is clearly the better image? Well, I just happen to like cats more than burgers, that’s the reason đŸ˜€

The Song of the Day is “Honky Cat” from Elton John’s 1972 album “Honky Chateau”. See him live in Ephesus in 2001.

  7 Responses to “1136 – Honky Cat”

  1. I would have chosen the cat too, just because I like them much, much more. That the cat’s message stands in rather bright contrast to the yellow doesn’t make the picture less good. Me like! đŸ™‚

  2. I love “found” opportunities like this. A great choice for the yellow. But I also like the McDonald’s. It really did make me laugh harder than I laughed when I saw the yellow thing.

    Andreas, if you can’t find a suitable building for you test, try graph paper – or grid paper. Don’t know what you call it auf Deutsch.

    • Nope. Won’t work. In order to get usable calibration images for PTLens, you have to be at least 20 feet away. I guess I can’t find graph paper that big đŸ™‚

  3. a wonderful housebroken post cat;-) im very interested in other ptlens results. sunny greetings!

  4. =^..^=

  5. Love the cat, even if he is bored! You have to start worrying about light at 2:00 PM? Wow! That’s pretty darn early. Here, at this time of year, I’d better start thinking about it pretty hard at about 3:30, I guess. Perhaps I should be moving sooner than that as sunset is now 5:15 PM.

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