Monday, August 14, 2006

Pin down your Digital Photos on a map with a GPS

Imagine, there would be meta information about every digital image, where actually you have taken it. Check it out here or here it gives photography a whole new dimension.

Now, if you have a GPS device and a Mac, you can use Jeffrey Early's GPSPhotoLinker to pin down any locations of your images, regardless which cam you are using, given that the GPS and your camera's time are perfectly synced and you carry both on you.

If you don't have a Mac, you may use Sony's new GPS Tracker. It comes in the form of a nice little key fob, so you can hang it on your backpack or belt.

All you have to make sure is, it doesn't get nicked.

Thanks: SeulKi

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Shaftesbury Avenue in London, 1949

Have a look at this great 18Megapixel picture from London in the late 1940ies!

Can you see the pickpocker in the brown suit of stealing the wallet of the gentleman just over the hood of the car to the left? The clue about the year 1949 came from the "Treasure Hunt" that seems to be playing in the "Apollo Theatre". This play was only on for a couple of months during 1949.


Saturday, August 12, 2006


I have a feeling, that Britain is currently going through something like an identity crisis.

The Union Jack is formally still the symbol of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Formally and politically, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland form an unity. But not so in the minds of their peoples. We all know the story of Northern Ireland. The Scots have their own money and their own parliament, the Welsh their own language while the English have their own football team. Britain does't have a football team, but the national anthem Rooney & co are singing along and waving their St. Georges Cross to says "God save the Queen", which refers to Elizabeth the IInd who is the monarch not only of England, but of the entire Commonwealth Realms. On the other hand, Linford Christie, even though Jamaican-English, waved a Union Flag when he won the gold medal in the Olympic games 1992 in Barcelona. The Union Jack often gets associated with colonialism and British rule for example in some parts of Africa and still today, the British troops keep carrying the flag.

Since the sixties, the seek for identity manifests itself in the emblem actually becoming a fasion item.