Since the last podcast was covering roller coasters, this week we only quickly mention roller coasters. CoasterGallery.com was updated with pictures from the TusenFryd amusement park in Oslo, Norway.
Joel then moves on to his photography rant. He gets really mad at camera noises in quiet environments like in a church. He urges everyone to silence their digital camera since the shutter noises drive him crazy. Joel gives a photography tip that can be used by any modern digital camera to make you look, and sound, more professional.
Joel has another photography rant… He talks about the new Mars Science Laboratory , the Curiosity rover, and the 17 cameras on board. Some people have badmouthed the rover for only having 2 megapixel cameras, but he brought out the fact that the cameras are incredibly advanced despite the 2meg title. Don’t let the guy in the blue shirt at the store tell you that a camera with a larger megapixel rating is better than one with less pixels. He mentioned the Canon PowerShot G9 12.1MP Digital Camera outperforming the Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera. Bottom line… MEGAPIXELS DOES NOT EQUAL QUALITY!
Joel then switches to music. This week he talks about Effington by Ben Folds. There is the original Effington studio version, plus the “a cappella” Effington (University A Cappella Version)
track where Ben does all of the sounds himself. (As usual, these links allow you to purchase the songs with CoasterGallery.com getting a little of the proceeds to help fund this podcast. Thanks in advance!)
At 6:00, he goes on a rant about people who use the pop-up flash when they don’t need to. He invokes the “Inverse Square” rule to show why it is a waste to use flash at long distances. It’s another chance for him to tell people to move their cameras off the “AUTO” or “Green Square” modes.
At 9:50, he starts eating Humble Pie. He admits that he had no idea that Canon EOS camera straps all have a built-it eye piece cover. He has been carrying around a cover for years and didn’t even know it!
At 10:30, he talks about the music pick of the week. It is either the happiest sad song or the saddest happy song he has ever heard. There is also a shameless plug asking people to use the Amazon.com links listed here.
At 12:40, Joel describes his delema this week. He has a chance to go to HersheyPark this week, but the new coaster isn’t open yet. Should he go, or should he save his visit for later? Please let me your thoughts by clicking on the bubble to the right of the podcast’s title!
A test of the new CoasterGallery.com Podcast. Let’s just call this Episode 0.1 – The Test Show. To be honest, it is pretty rough… You shouldn’t even listen to it! But if you do, you will hear the following:
Joel Rogers starts by describing the future of the new Podcast.