Thursday, 10 June 2010

Dragon Crash

[Dragon Crash image by Viktor Titov via his CGPortfolio]

I loved this image by Viktor Titov of his crashing Dragon - inspired a little tribute post here. Wandering around in CGPortfolio is always always inspirational in lotsa ways. I love the comical feel he brings out while keeping the lines swishy and imprecise. Here are a couple more images from his gallery to lure you in.

[Gallery images by Viktor Titov via his CGPortfolio]

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

iPhone 4 arriveth

Well, it is pretty hard to escape the hype and activity on the blogotwitterosphere when Apple do things. Well hot on the heels of the iPad comes their new version of the truly awesome device that is the iPhone - enter iPhone 4. The news headlines now on TV are all about "the big glitch" though.
The 3GS iPhone is wonderful, and I dont doubt this one will be even better armed with the nicer screen, cameras and the OS upgrade. My 3G iPhone is now another generation behind, but is still a lovely piece of tech.

[iPhone 4 promo images via the Apple site]

Monday, 7 June 2010

Pinger Peek

The Crysis team gearing up for E3 have released this trailer giving us a teaser trailer of 'The Pinger'. The visuals are the usual quality, but the audio here is what caught my attention, shows off the production values in play here:

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Holiday Cameras go Lumix

Well, buying a digital camera can wind up being a log and winding narrative. Though we had some initial thoughts on the camera pair for our holiday, the internet is the bearer of a vast wealth of reviews, comparisons, opinions in text, image and video. So after some solid work on the net our thoughts waxed and waned from model to model, expanding the range of choices in a pair of categories until the field narrowed and a pair of victors emerged.

In the super-zoom category the Panasonic Lumix FZ35 won out for us over the Pentax x90 and the Canon SX20IS with others further behind. In the smaller form factor zoom with GPS units we are going with the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 which stepped ahead of the Sony HX5V. In both cases Panasonic have got their Image Quality (IQ) to a point where even stacked up against a feature here and there, in the end it is all about taking the best pictures and video. The decision here is far from decisive though, each and every camera has its strengths and weaknesses, in the end this pair of Leica lenses is what we will walk away with and be very happy.

I will post some post-purchase info in a few days!

[Panasonic camera images combined from pics via reviews]