This is one of those rare evenings when I don’t have all that much to do. So I’ve been browsing through my vast photo collection and adding tags and descriptions to make things easier to find later on. I found a couple of interesting photos. I think I’ll upload a few here for now and some on another day. I had forgotten until recently just how many panoramas I have done in the past.
Speaking of organizing photo collections – wouldn’t it be great if you could have a program that would allow you to tag photos with keywords, add descriptions, support geolocalization, and easily searchable among those parameters? Basically like a local flickr.com. Well, you can, but the down side is, you have to be running linux. This photo program is called Digikam, and for those of you who don’t really require windows for anything special you may consider installing linux just so you can check Digikam out.
Here is a panoram shot that I took back in 2004 in the Taoyuan area from the 10th floor of a building where I used to live:
I highly recommend that you click on this photo and then view it in one of the large formats. The sun was just right that evening.
FWIW, I am running Kubuntu Feisty Fawn.
Now, to me, Taiwan has always been a place where you can find interesting and perhaps paranormal phenomenon (if you know where to look). On this same afternoon, right after the sun set, I saw some strange lights coming over the mountain range. I took these shots out of the window with the window glass removed. They are not reflections in front of the camera, I assure you.
The effect was absolutely stunning when viewed with your own eyes. The person with me just said “Its Taiwan. Strange things happen in Taiwan.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.
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