Saturday, July 25, 2015

A selfish post

As some know we have just returned to the UK after some seven years in the US.

From a photography perspective, after a week or so, the biggest difference between our last US location, Cedar Crest in NM, and here in Hampshire, is the colour green!!!

Wiki tells us that “Bryce Bayer's patent (U.S. Patent No. 3,971,065) in 1976 called the green photosensors luminance-sensitive elements and the red and blue ones chrominance-sensitive elements. He used twice as many green elements as red or blue to mimic the physiology of the human eye.

The luminance perception of the human retina uses M and L cone cells combined, during daylight vision, which are most sensitive to green light. These elements are referred to as sensor elements, sensels, pixel sensors, or simply pixels; sample values sensed by them, after interpolation, become image pixels.”

It will be some months before I can get my photography ‘up and running’, as our US home is slowly finding its way to us via a 40ft container!

What has arrived so far is us and our US cat Polly: a polydactyl cat with a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (or polydactylism, also known as hyperdactyly), that caused Polly to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws. Polly has six toes on each foot and appears to have an opposing thumb.

Today I also took delivery, via air freight, of my trusty 5D MkIII, so tonight I simply went into the garden, sorry yard, and took a quick snap of ‘our (old) house’.

Our life has changed in moving to the UK: it will be interesting to see if my photography changes as well!

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