About seen objects

What and Why

seen objects is my photo weblog, or photoblog. I have a regular weblog, Martin Kenny .com, but massive self-censorship stops me from posting there more frequently. As I've been interested in photography for a long time, it seemed like a natural thing to create a photoblog as a way of getting around my self-censorship problem, and enforcing a more frequent update policy.

I plan to post one photograph per day. While I'd like to post a photo that was taken that day, realistically I'm much more likely to post a recently-taken photo, and sometimes resort to older photos. When I've been sick, too busy, or otherwise occupied, I'll try and back-post photos to fill in the gaps.

As for a theme, there's not currently a specific theme. Whatever takes my fancy might make it in here — possible reasons include: it reminds me of an emotion; it's of cultural or historical interest; it just looks cool.

How

seen objects is stuck together with string and glue.

Actually it's more like PHP and MySQL for the web basics, and ImageMagick and jhead for image resizing. All thrown together with some Web Standards.

Cameras

Nikon D70

Since early September 2004, most photos have been taken with my new Nikon D70 digital-SLR. I can't say enough good things about the D70. Although I loved the IXUS, the D70 feels like 1989 again (the year I got my first SLR). Precise control over focus is the biggest thing for me (the IXUS' weak point was predicatable focus control). While I can't keep the D70 in my pocket, I do try to keep it around my neck, whenever I go anywhere.

Canon IXUS V2

Before September 2004, all photos were taken with a Canon IXUS V2 2-megapixel compact camera. It used to stay in my pocket from dawn to dusk.

Where

Most photos are taken in and around Adelaide, South Australia.

Copyright

Martin Kenny, June 2005.