Friday, October 24, 2008

Fishing failure

Since I've been having some more time lately after turning in the thesis, I wanted to go fishing again. The weather finally cleared up on the 17th of October, and with 2 hours of sunlight left in the afternoon I was about to grab my new 9" rod and head for one of my favorite locations - Odense Å near Stige Ø.
But to my dismay I had forgotten that the fishing regulations prohibits fishing from the 1st of October to the first friday of March (see image below)...

The Nikon was along though, so I managed to grab a few shots.
The photo at the top is the "warm-water basin" near the power plant "Fynsværket". I haven't tried fishing there yet, but there seems to fish in it.
Below is the view from the top of Stige Ø back towards Odense.

I'll be back soon - fishies you be warned!

Gone sailing

The 14th of October was a day with very nice weather, quite atypical for the autumn. I went sailing with my dad and brother (Sif the Golden Retriever was along too) in their Luffe 37 around in the bay of Helnæs.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Master Thesis Presentation

Today I needed a bunch of images for the 40-minute presentation on my master thesis that I will be doing along with Frederik on the 28th of october.

We managed to get hold of the Schunk prototype gripper for the photo session, but unfortunately it wasn't mounted on any robot. Therefore we will only be using some manipulated closeups (trying to remove the fingers of Frederik holding the hand :) )

I'm still a beginner at using my Nikon D40 SLR, and getting some decent shots proved to be difficult since the lighting wasn't very good. With shutter speeds around 1/60 for the ambient lighting I had to go for flash shots, and with only the built-in available alot of reflection was evident.

For the presentation we have gone with using the Beamer class. It gives some very nice looking slides, and the author provides some nice tips on doing presentations in the manual.

There's still a few buys days left, but the end is near!