Category Archives: geekery

Fat Gecko

  This is geeky and cool – my new Fat Gecko camera mount. This is a sturdy little beast that can be used to mount a camera on almost any flat surface – with the caveat that the surface has … Continue reading

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A new used Velbon Victory 550

I picked up this lovely Velbon Victory 550 tonight, and all it cost me was a bit of gas and a whopping $20. That’s a bargain as this is an a sturdy, all metal tripod that can be adjusted in … Continue reading

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Polson helipad

I found this and stood on it – the old helipad at Polson Pier in the Toronto Port Lands. It’s still used occasionally, but I’d rather not be in a helicopter there. Looking across a section of Polson Pier, you … Continue reading

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Garden Gecko.

I shot this image to illustrate an article about how to use fill flash. The article never did get written but the image is pretty.

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Spoonatic

A set list from a Spoons concert… © 2013 CKB

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Camera geekery – Instamatic to digital conversion

The good old Kodak Instamatic cameras were simple, easy to use, and required no batteries. Life was good in the old days – right? Well, not really as the film was expensive, the developing was expensive and you had to … Continue reading

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The long train

I had waited patiently for this train to start moving from where it had stopped, just under the bridge in the back ground – in fact, I waited so long that I forgot that I had a video camera merrily … Continue reading

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Great ball of fire

  Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a gold ball on top of a really hot fire? Of course you have – don’t deny it.   I did exactly that – I stuck a perfectly serviceable … Continue reading

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Icky beach worm

I’m not sure what this is but it is icky and it was on a beach in the Bay Of Fundy. © 2013 CKB

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Starting Port

A seriously geeky video that I shot to demonstrate the stroboscopic aka wagon wheel effect that you see in movies – it’s also cool as we were travelling with Sam Reid from Glass Tiger and Senator Pamela Wallin, all of … Continue reading

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