No pictures today (at least, none of mine), just a pining for a new way to create them.
A couple of years ago or so, I read an article about a really cool new camera, the Lytro. I thought they’d become the next big thing, but I haven’t heard a whole lot about them since then. The technology is beyond me, but I can tell you that what they say is that this camera captures the entire light field of an image, rather than just a single plane of light. Like I said, I don’t really understand that, but the end result is a picture that can be refocused and shifted around, even after it’s been taken. To me, that’s really cool.
I wish I could put some of their photos here, but that doesn’t seem to be possible, at least not with their full functionality. So, I’m going to paste a couple of my favorites, because a good picture is a good picture, even when it’s static, but I’m going to strongly encourage you to visit their gallery and see for yourself how truly nifty it is to be able to sort of re-envision your pictures after you’ve already taken it.
I always want a new camera; sometimes my wants are practical, and sometimes they’re far less so. Putting a Lytro into my camera bag would absolutely fall into the “impractical” category, but it sure would be fun.