They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

  • Mood:

Waiting On Blue Skies

Today Is Blue

But much of January has been overcast. I've wanted a nice blue sky to test the Nikon D1. I know that the first generation CCD sensor tends towards blowing out the highlights. But really, we've had a lot of pictures of gray, gray, gray --like Friday (DW):

Yup. Gray. (Click on photo for larger.)

Even on nice days, we kept getting sunny with monochromatic non-blue skies (DW):

The Amazing Monochromatic Winter Color Scene -- Supersized For Your Enjoyment (Click on photo for larger.)

It's not as if there wasn't any sun, but:

Bright bland sky + backlit = overblown highlights. Just as predicted on the Nikon D1. (Click on photo for larger.)


Wan blue sky -- gold late afternoon light is nice, but not what I wanted. (Click on photo for larger.)

So Wednesday we actually got the sun and clear blue sky I could test as I left the office at 5pm:

(Click on photo for larger.)

And the next day:

Thursday, it was still sunny and blue skies. No, this isn't some sort of fisheye shot...

... it's actually the reflection off the Blazer's back window. Chevy had to do some work the other day and they washed it for once. Couldn't miss that great expanse of gleaming glass. (Click on photo for larger.)

So blue skies work. Check off another test.

Dr. Phil
Tags: photos, wmu

  • Slow Food

    This flu started out with a stomach upset. And roughly ended with same. Today was the first day I ate a meal without feeling bad. Of course, the…

  • blergh...

    Long weekend. Friday and Saturday night, little sleep. Sunday morning I emailed Mrs. Dr. Phil at 6:20am not to bother to come in. I wouldn't be any…

  • House Arrest

    Well, we're in lockdown mode here at Fuller due to the flu. They did nasal swabs and the first results were negative save for one. But it sounds like…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.