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Jon Ben
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Academic, photographer, boardgamer and sarcastic windbag.
Academic, photographer, boardgamer and sarcastic windbag.

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I have a few photos in a competition; photographing at TRIUMF a particle physics lab. You can vote on your favourite shots by liking them on facebook. Please contribute your votes and share, it would be awesome if this competition attracted enough attention that it wasn't just a popularity contest.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536869459674523.134694.114964088531731&type=1
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Here are some detail shots. It's hard to make out people's faces in the shot when the image is only 900 pixels on the long edge. A largish print of this would work better in this respect.
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Fabricated Worlds
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This is my first attempt at a heavily constructed photo, compositing many exposures in photoshop. Tell me what you think, good or bad I'd love some feedback!

A big thanks to my friends +Jen Flood +Chris Ward +Ashley Lockyer and +Peter Hurley for modeling. The fearless guy with his arms crossed is model/actor/musician Shawn Bruneau you can find him here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1472615.
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Final term project for my landscape photography class. The theme is the name of the album. I've done things a bit differently this time and added a title to each image.

If you're worried I wasted my life putting that text there in Photoshop... don't worry I don't have a life... haha, just kidding. I actually wasted my life adding this function to my JavaScript code that adds my logo. BTW, you can code in photoshop, it's awesome!
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Transitory
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People often tell you not to use jpegs because they are a lossy file format. Seldom do they tell you the answer to the most obvious question; how many edits of a jpeg will result in significant loss of quality? I answer this question with an experimental approach.

http://jonbenphotography.com/blog/2010/10/13/lossy-jpegs-an-empirical-approach/

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Ever wonder why aperture values are so odd, f/5.6 and f/11? Or why 1/3 more sensitive than ISO 100 is ISO 125 and not 133? I demystify these numbers and explain why you should care in this post:

http://jonbenphotography.com/blog/2010/10/19/understanding-stops/

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I was lucky to catch Hot Hot Heat playing a free concert in Whistler when I was there earlier this month. It was a great show, very energetic with a great crowd of people. I wish I could have talked myself into the pit but I had to make do from the crowd.
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Hot Hot Heat: Whistler, BC, July 16th 2011
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The Earth's moon and Sun, as seen from Earth.

The large crater seen near the bottom-left of the moon is known as Tycho. During the Apollo missions sample of rock from the ejecta (the radial lines coming from the crater) were recovered. The crater's formation is estimated at 100 Million years ago, which is very recent!

By looking at how craters, ejecta and other surface features overlap it's possible to set up the relative dates between different surfaces. But it's impossible to know the absolute date without recovering samples.

You can see the sunspots on the sun. They are areas of extreme magnetic activity and always appear in pairs (a North and a South magnetic polarity). They are terribly hot and bright roughly 4000 degrees Kelvin, but look dim in contrast to the photosphere of the sun which is 6000K.
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