It was a high contrast situation. The foliage was backlit against the sun. Shooting in JPEG, you'd be stuck with either an underexposed foreground against a properly exposed background, or a properly exposed foreground against an overexposed background. But by shooting in RAW, you can recover enough information from… » 7/18/14 9:43pm 7/18/14 9:43pm

Oh God I hated that episode. It was so obviously manipulative, not to mention the old geezer's reasons for staying were nothing more than nostalgia. When I rewatched that episode, I couldn't help but think of those anti-vaxxer idiots who would rather use homeopathic medicine to treat major ailments because, "It feels… » 7/17/14 3:39pm 7/17/14 3:39pm

If I had to guess:
Photographic lenses tend to have larger apertures (f/2.8 to f/5.6 depending on focal length) than apochromatic telescopes (f/7.7 is regarded as a "large aperture"), and they have more corrective elements, as well, which would produce clearer pictures. » 7/14/14 1:11pm 7/14/14 1:11pm

Those planes are actually a lot farther away from each other than it looks on camera because of telephoto compression, but still, I'm pretty sure an airplane's not supposed to cross a runway if another airplane is on approach and within seconds of touchdown, regardless of how far away they actually were. » 7/07/14 12:13am 7/07/14 12:13am