20190309: Well Day 108, Still Creating & Living! ha ha Life as an Artist! MagicLantern data


Sorry to not have written a post in a while,

I have been busy here in my apt, doing what I must spiritually & physically to survive.

I did get the landlord to accept rent, phone, electric monies & pay those bills.

If anyone in Mexico is in the neighborhood & wants to put some Mexican pesos in my hands directly, I would appreciate it, 108 Days without sunshine means I have not gotten to get to an ATM either.  Donations or requests for digital work in trade of course, are accepted!! I will be killed as soon as I step on the street for exposing this town’s $200 MILLION pesos MX PER YEAR INCOME OFF FRAUD & MURDER… They are Mexicans, they do KILL for sport & FUN!!

My hands are healing & more importantly, I have been playing my drum enough for the pain of drumming, not so much to go away but to let me move on past and continue to play.

I am now able to say that I am an “Avant Garde 1960s Beatnik” style of player of my drum, I have had to learn my own style of drumming from the several different injuries & lack of any kind of musical training.

Such is being a artist!! ha ha

Below is an image of the drum in 2015 as it looked when {{I had worked on it up to 2005 when as a Corruption Fighter I was placed in prison to shut me up}} & I got to start playing with it & learning WHAT I HAD MADE!  As well as the decorations of the drum as it is now & you can see the cross-hatching of strings used in tuning it. Whereas in the 2015 image you see the tuning strings are just bundled up, ready to use.

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So I am now hacking my Canon cameras to extend the length of time they record.

As the software I found says “WARNING THIS CAN DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA!! IF YOU BREAK YOUR CAMERA YOU GET TO KEEP BOTH PARTS!!

My cameras are my “Ladies” & I am not interested in breaking or hurting them but,

With TRUMPed & the USA/European War Mongers TRYING SO HARD to start a final WW3 & end all life on Earth, why be safe??

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So the software is called “Magic Lantern” & is freeware. There will be links below to Youtube turtorials & the company website as well.

In this screen shot, you can see the developer discussing the 7D which as a 10 minute limit on video recording is improved to an HOUR in length.

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YES, THERE ARE STILL ISSUES, one of which is I had done the Canon upgrade to Version 2.0.5 which is not supported. I spend about 2 hour cruising the internet to find that “Old” Version of 2.0.3 Canon firmware. Canon odes not offer it any more. Life is easier for customers if you are not trying to decide which version is the new version, smart of Canon.

Any way, I am taking my time, not haphazardly doing this.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE DOES THIS WITHOUT SERIOUS STUDY & CONSIDERATION OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WHAT YOU ARE UNDERTAKING!

It may seem easy, but computers, which is what a digital camera is, are fickle as cats & dangerous to mess with!

However, Last night I picked up my drum, looked at the clock on my computer, 9:30pm and started to play a  minute or 2 later.

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I play with my eyes closed & was so into the music I was creating for myself, that my hand which is healing & getting use to the fact that the larger part of the wound scar is on the striking side of the pinkie finger & the palm also has part of the severed tendon/muscle in it & painful, that I just kept playing my “1960s Beatnik Avant Garde” style song till I sweating.

Feeling so good in my heart & soul, that I was tired as well as my hand being quite sore. Yes, I can understand the musician playing with bleeding fingers now from a personal point of view.

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So it strikes the drum head most every time & can not be bent or lifted out of the way.

When I opened my eyes immediately upon stopping & looked at the computer clock, 10:25pm!!

Yeah, almost an hour long drum tap… so not even my 6D would have recorded it all.

So I have the 6D as well that I must upgrade to the Hacker “Magic Lantern” software.

So it will be days before I am sure of what I am doing and then doing a test run or 2 of stuff for doing a video post.

You can listen to earlier versions of my recording the drum playing in previous posts, the Valentine Song in Feb. 2019 is the best so far.

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So again, stay tuned and I am having fun, so more will be coming when I get a chance.

I am magic of course & this drum is also quite magical too!

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AGAIN, YOU ARE ADVISED NOT TO DO THIS!!

links to help those that dare:

Magic Lantern Website:  https://www.magiclantern.fm/

Canon 7D 2.0.3 downgrade Youtube tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cS8qloFaNg

A basic Install of Magic Lantern on Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b70s-RAT2qw

A person showing WHAT Magic Lantern does for your Canon 7D tutorial as well as the install process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbeezVhnu0w

AGAIN YOU ARE RISKING YOUR EQUIPMENT & VOIDING ALL WARRANTIES!! ONLY DO THIS IF YOU ARE AWARE OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

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20181116: A bit of moon over San Juan de los Lagos river bridge

Yes, always the night photographer, the flooded river gave a nice vantage point to shoot from without wet feet or tripod.

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There was quite a bit of traffic so I did not bother with getting out a flash for light painting the bridge just a little bit.

Maybe next storm???

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20181115: A quick demonstration of why you should still carry a polarizing filter

Yes, there are some things that Photoshop can not do, nor any other photo editing program.

I was asked about photography & when do I start to edit my photos.

I replied from the first second I see an image to shoot. I am twisting the camera this way & that way. If I have a zoom lens (quite common), I am zooming in or out to see the over all image.

Then the polarizer filter gets a twist or two to see what I like.

Normal, using polarizing filters is to cut glare & reflections: That is something photo editing programs can not do simply because they have no DATA to PRODUCE the non-glare image.

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In this image above you can see the left side is darker & you see into the water it’s self. This makes the reds of the flowers pop a little more & causes the greens of the plant to also see a bit richer. Also notice that the stones in the retaining wall change colors slightly & lighter in the above photo.

Here in the image below, you see the water reflecting on the left side & the right side has is a tiny bit darker than that of the top photo, but you do not see into the water any deeper.

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Whereas in this Mexican stonework wall, I used the polarizer to accent those richer oranges & yellows. Yes, you can use photo editing programs to do the richer colors in the photos. Vibrance & Saturation plus other color sliders & layers can do this step.

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In street photography, specially shooting from the hip as much as I do, the polarizer is good to have because like this shot. You can see it was near enough to being set right at the woman/girl in the back passenger seat & the front seat passenger are both visible without glare issues. I did not look thru the view finder, I have the camera in my lap and just turn it to the needed direction and press the shutter. Few of those people ever know I shot their picture.

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In the stone wall & bamboo below, I use the polarizer to flatten off the bright reflections on the leaves & it also added separation for the plants from the stone work.

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However the most popular use is for making your clouds much, much more expressive!

By the way, I shot this without that taxi after this frame with the taxi & decided I just liked the yellow contrast to the blues of the sky & made the clouds more impacting.

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20181006: San Juan de los Lagos Independence Pillar

Yes, once again that pillar & fountain for a little light & cloud fun.

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Slowing down the shutter just a bit gave blur to the water arcs while leaving in some separation.

The clouds were just a tab bit playful too.

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20180913: Natural Frames Pt 2a, how to find & use natural frames.

In this framing you can see the different style of clouds

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and again the eye motion of the triangle moves the viewer to the bottom from the top & the clouds in this sample are more intense so the eye lingers longer on the clouds & lesson the distant church.

However, the eye is still driven by the triangle shape to move up or down & just for the texture of the walls doing the framing I did squat down lower to get more of them. The top framing piece now comes into play as well.

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20180913: Natural Frames, how to find and use them. Pt 2

Yes, like I said this is an easy one to show a lesson or two with.

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The building are non-standard style of frame, with different textures on either side. The object (church) is at the base and the framing narrows in that direction.

I can use as much or little of the top garage piece to frame it in, or leave it out.

The clouds make for the “transport of the viewer’s eyes” from top to bottom. Yes, it does look like the clouds are almost pouring on or over to the church in a cascade of top to church motion in the center of the frame.

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20180818: Using the terrain to Frame a photograph. 1st of a short series of shots.

Across the street from me, so a natural “lesson photo angle”.

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The removal of the buildings across the street for a hotel to be built leaves a odd shape of the sky view and directs the eyes to the main “Big Money Church” of the town.

It is used for parking at the moment so the garage door is open for me to just walk over & “Take a Shot!”

Kind of funny to shot photos of a church that hates me, in a town where only thieves are “respected” & people like me who are corruption fighters are consider a “bad thing”. Because there is nothing else to shoot really…
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