CAMP*



CAMP*
Originally uploaded by Daniel Greene

I saw some photos of light painting on Flickr and figured out how to do it from reading the descriptions and EXIF data. So, when we were camping on a dark night last weekend, I got out the flashlight, set the camera on the picnic table for a 30-second exposure with a 10-second delay, ran into place, and wrote CAMP in the air (pointing the flashlight straight forward). I stopped at the end near the Coleman lantern hung on a tree branch and smiled, thus placing my face right in the curve of the P.

This photo was the 244th most popular photo of Flickr on May 11, 2009.

First night at sea, can’t sleep…

Woke up at 2 this morning after going to sleep at 9. Lay in bed wishing I could get up, get a bowl of cereal, and get on the Internet. Tried to devise a plan to write this geomoblog without consuming too many of my paid connection minutes. Left the room at 3 and went looking for a midnight snack. Was told that I could order from the Blue Lagoon 24 hours a day. First went outside to get my geoposition. Couldn’t get it on the Promenade Deck even after standing out there for 5 minutes, so I walked up to the pool, sat down with no walls around me, got my coordinates, and took this photo of the pool at night.

Why would I go to so much trouble to find my location? Well, I’m geeky that way, and I consider it a challenge to create a geotagged mobile log (geomoblog) of our travels so that friends and family can follow our progress and see where we are in the world. The reason I’m taking and posting these photos to smithersgreene.net is via Flickr is so that you can click on each photo to see it on Flickr and click the map link to the right of the photo on the Flickr photo page. You are also welcome to leave comments either on Flickr or on smithersgreene.net, although I regret I won’t have the time to read your comments much less reply to them until I get free Wi-Fi again. And even if and when I get free connectivity, it is bad for my hands to write much on this little keyboard, and besides, I’m on vacation! 😛 (more…)