Binging on Netflix on a rainy Saturday morning seems like a good way to relax.
I often walk to the supermarket for our weekly shop. This morning I noticed these pretty purple flowers (roses?) on a street corner.
Google Photos tries hard to come up with creative variations. Its attempt for this one didn’t quite work out, though:
My son and I made our annual pilgrimage to Modiin’s Independence Day celebrations to watch the fireworks. As usual, it was a spectacular display, and we stuck around for all three parts of the show.
I took my Nikon camera with me to see if I could capture some decent photos with it too. I intended to take my tripod with me, but didn’t in the end. Instead, I propped my camera up on a bag and left it to capture two 10 second exposure shots of the second round of fireworks.
Even though the images are blurred, I like the outcome for the most part. I also shot some video of the second show with my Nikon:
We almost missed the third part of the show. They started about 15 minutes late and we were on our way out of the park when the fireworks started. It was a spectacular conclusion to the evening for us.
I just watched this video about Adobe’s updated colour profiles, and it’s a really interesting update for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop users!
I’m editing some photos from a morning jaunt with our kids and our new puppy in the park, and I like the new options. I hadn’t thought about colour profiles before, and now that I’ve experimented with them, I enjoy using them.
Here’s an introduction from Adobe:
Whether you’re concerned about recent news about the extent of Facebook’s tracking or not, this discussion is worth watching:
I love these thoughts from Carl Sagan:
Try not to get overly attached to a hypothesis just because it’s yours. It’s only a way station in the pursuit of knowledge. Ask yourself why you like the idea. Compare it fairly with the alternatives. See if you can find reasons for rejecting it. If you don’t, others will.
It comes from a longer piece about challenging “facts” and “authorities” in the search for something closer to truth. You can read more here: Carl Sagan’s tools for critical thinking and detecting bullshit.
I really enjoy Tall Heights‘ “Horse to Water”. In particular, I love the strings you hear in the chorus. The music video is a little odd, but the music is terrific:
I first heard the track on Spotify so here it is: