Barcelona photos from last week-end

I took the below pictures below last week-end in Barcelona. I went to see a Depeche Mode concert with my best friend Amandine and we all had a great time with Caroline, Agathe and Mehran.

Barcelona Beach House with view of boat through the window

Barcelona Beach House with view of boat through the window

Barcelona Port: Sunny Shadows

Barcelona Port: Sunny Shadows

Barcelona Beach: Ron the Sandman

Barcelona Beach: Ron the Sandman

If you like these you may want to check out the set of photos

Enjoy

Canon 7D versus the Nikon 300s: video test examples

There are 2 interesting examples here of video from the Nikon 300s and Canon 7D specifically under artificial lighting conditions at night and the wave type issues that appear on the Nikon but not on the Canon 7D. You can see this near the end when the person is filming a shop with the Nikon 300s and moving down towards the pavement and back up. You see the wave effect for a few seconds before the camera seems to adjust and the video comes back to normal.

It seems the Canon 7D may have one up on the Nikon here! The below example from the Canon 7D is just amazing !

Think this just convinced me to save up for the Canon 7D for Christmas! Note that the rig used for the 7D is very impressive but cannot be considered a reason for the difference in quality of the video if you were wondering… He has added a lens hood / matte box, viewfinder and microphone and uses tripods, other stabalizer gear and last but not least this was shot at 1600 to 6400 ISO!

Legal note on retouched photos: call for legislation in France

An article in “Le Figaro” discusses a move in France by Valérie Boyer to request a legal note be added to photos that have been modified. Although this request is specifically with regards to photos that depict very slim to skinny women, specifically the fashion industry, other bloggers provide interesting arguments for this to be a general request. When photos are used in the news, in a completely misleading manner this type of annotation should be required to avoid it, check out this article over at 10 000 words.

The below video is part of “Le Figao”‘s article:

Look at what I’m looking at

A very interesting study over at UsableWorld illustrates how images used in articles that have faces can have unusual effects on what people look at. Depending on the direction the faces are turned it changes the way people read the page.

In this first example the face of the baby is looking straight forward. You can see people spend a lot of time on the actual face of the child to the detriment of the actual content to the right.

Baby Looking forward, content to the right

Baby Looking forward, content to the right

In the second example the baby is looking towards the content on the right. You can see that this layout produces a more evenly dispersed set of hot areas.

Baby with face towards the content

Baby with face towards the content