Flutterby™! : Geronimo!

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics


2002-04-30 05:01:46+00 by topspin 9 comments

Today was a beautiful day and Terri agreed to visit Desoto Falls and Little River Falls with me. It was a day for leaps of faith. These young'uns were doing the 40-45ft leap from Little River Falls for the first time. I was talking about commitment with Terri. Sure, it's dangerous, but there's that exhilaration of falling...

[ related topics: Photography Nature and environment Chattanooga ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-04-30 16:00:18+00 by: Dan Lyke

Commitment? You're a little unbalanced and all, but that seems like it's going a bit far.

Congrats on whatever portions of that want congratulation. And keep posting those pictures, my paddle fingers are getting itchy.

#Comment made: 2002-04-30 17:09:28+00 by: ebradway

Nice pics - and that's the infamous Terri!

But commitment? Are you committing to only dating women you've already slept with? Or is this something deeper?

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 02:19:39+00 by: topspin

Calm down, ya'll. I was only talking about commitment. Since I've been known to have the attention span of a flashbulb when it comes to women, Terri is obviously something special. I almost jumped off the waterfall myself when she jokingly told me her ring-size was 5 3/4, so I don't think I'm too far gone yet.

The Canon S110 is growing on me, though I'm still looking for decent photo album software that'll extract EXIF data and do something like meuon's or Dan's scripts. Any suggestions?

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 03:38:21+00 by: meuon

Ok.. I'll bite, what is EXIF? Got an example?

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 04:17:02+00 by: topspin [edit history]

I'm no geek. Dan (or Eric or damn near anyone else here) will probably answer this better, but here's a page that sorta explains EXIF. I'd be willing to bet that your cool Sony camera stores EXIF info, but extracting it may be ridiculously simple or hard. I, of course, would have no clue about how one would go poking around inside JPEG files. This guy seems to be willing to share the source of how he does it..... maybe that helps/hurts/explains.

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 13:08:51+00 by: meuon

I think the key here is that when I drag and drop them from my camera to my hard drive, they are just JPG's to my web server. and 'convert' makes the thumbnails easy. The rest is just perl. The 172 page PDF of the spec of EXIF was just more that I wanted to know. But it's a heck of a technical resource.

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 14:01:12+00 by: pharm

Have you seen what else This Guy has been up to...got to give kudos for those woodworking skills...

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 18:37:48+00 by: Dan Lyke

I too use convert from ImageMagick and jpeginfo to grab data, I'll have to add jhead to my bag of tricks. I don't want to make promises, 'cause I've been turning out way too little recently, but I do have the start of an upload system for Flutterby, and I have diddled with a Perl/Tk app to edit that metadata.

And that scanner makes me fantasize about strapping a good flatbed scanner on the back of, maybe, a Bender Photographic body...

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 18:42:27+00 by: Pete [edit history]

FYI - Folks with access to one of those exotic Windows boxes should take a peek at Jpegcrop. It does lossless cropping, rotation, flipping, etc., of JPEGs. Very handy and very free.