There’s nothing particularly notable about this building and courtyard in Japan and I’m not even sure what the building is. I still find it kind of picturesque, probably just because of how clean everything in Japan is kept. I think I stayed at the hotel from where this was taken two or three times over the course of WPC travel.
Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, f/9, 1/160 sec shutter, ISO 400.
This was taken on a trip before I was officially involved in the WPC. I was overseas supporting various potential customers and met up with some of the people who were there on a WPC trip. I don’t remember who we were visiting at the time, which is probably good b/c I wouldn’t say anyway. It was cool for me just to ride one of Japan’s bullet trains. This was snapped out the window as we were rocketing along, and it’s the closest shot of Mt. Fuji I got on the trip (we could see Mt. Fuji from the hotel, but very much in the distance).
Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 85mm, f/14, 1/640 sec shutter, ISO 400. Yes, apparently I was carrying that camera on a customer visit.
This is a continuation of a post that I kind of started way back in 2011. There’s not much to that post – just a picture list, all of which are duplicated here, I think. It was before I migrated the site to use a true gallery plugin, so I’m reposting a number of the pictures here. As it turns out, I’m also in the process of posting a picture each day and some of these pictures have enough story to go with them that they’ve gotten their own write-ups and I’ve delayed this post just enough to get the individual pictures out there first. Continue reading →
This one’s an obvious HDR – but in defense of unnatural post-processing, it looks better than any of the individual shots, regardless of how much processing is done to them. I’ve shared the picture before, here & here because apparently when we’ve stayed in Eindhoven, Netherlands for work, we always stay int the same hotel and on the same side of the hotel at that. Blaming jet lag, I was apparently up early enough to bother taking a photograph of the sunrise over whatever little portion of Eindhoven this is.
Some google-fu leads me to conclude that this is the Holy Heart Church in the foreground. Some basic logic leads me to believe this picture would be better if it didn’t have a portion of rooftop in the lower left corner and an office building in the right.
Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, various shutter & apertures, ISO 400.
WPC 33 was held in Helsinki, Finland. Know for, among other things, being the home of Nokia and being a place where the sun barely sets.
This likely will have been my last WPC meeting. Scott and I announced a few weeks before that we would not be up for re-election as chair of the LPWG and MPWG respectively. This is both happy and sad for me – being chair of a workgroup was not my favorite thing to do, and I will certainly enjoy getting back to more ‘real’ engineering. I did enjoy, and will miss the travel and fun that the group had though.
Sunset was at 10:55 and sunrise was at 3:55, so there were about five hours of night, but it never got dark enough that you couldn’t comfortably walk around without any artificial light. This meant that we did a lot of walking around and drank a lot of beers, and ciders – the Finns are apparently fond of both apple and pear cider. We ended up staying out until after 2 the first two nights and staying up until sunrise 3:55 the last night.
Standard disclaimer applies – even though the trip is for work, no work will be discussed. Reasons: you don’t care, it’s not interesting and this way I don’t have to be careful that I only say things that are publicly available information. As it turns out, I have nothing to say about this trip, just some pictures.