The weather in the Comoros looks pleasant. Almost a constant 28° C. I fly out tomorrow and meet Loubnat in Paris. I hope to update this page as I go, but if not, see you all when I return.
Santa Cruz sunrise
Hey, what a nice way to start the month. Did anyone else catch the sunrise this morning? We have been enjoying some amazing moon rises too, but I have been too moonstruck to pull out my camera. I took this photo out the window of my apartment this morning as the immediate alternative seemed to be attacking a pile of dishes.
Welcome to February, sort of. I filed the January log in a separate area to keep things tidy on the main page. I am looking for something to manage images as part of this weblog. Obviously, since I can take dozens of photos every day, it would be nice to have a simple interface to automate all the notes and thumbnails, etc.. There are some interesting PHP photo albums such as slooze and phpix. I mentioned this to Clint and he was already thinking about the same issues. I can already imagine every teenager in the country racing their parents to build their version of a family weblog (story-line) with photos. Speaking of family entertainment, did you know Sony announced they want Linux to run on the Playstation 2? I think I might get travel insurance from Specialty Risk International.
Travel photography tips
Someone from National Geographic finally wrote back to me with some advice on travel photography. They recommended viewing the Magnum Photos collection and a few books including the “Photography Field Guide“. I noticed that this book is also recommended by Yamashita and just about everyone on Amazon who has read it. I browsed a few chapters and decided not to buy it because it is too focused (ha ha) on SLR technique.
Leaving Los Angeles
Made it back home safely, but had to return without the trailer or the Hobie. Do not ask. The trip itself was a blast. It is wonderful that there are so many affordable and fun things to do Los Angeles.