TOKYO, May 16, 2016—Canon Inc. announced that the Company has gone live today with a renewed global website employing a web address that departs from the traditional location-specific “www.canon.com” to the new “global.canon” proprietary domain name. The launch marks Canon’s first use of the “.canon” top-level domain (TLD) since acquiring it in February 2015.
Because “.canon” can only be used by Canon Group companies and services, visitors to sites that use the new TLD can easily confirm their authenticity and be assured that the information they contain is reliable. Additionally, by leveraging the simplicity of the TLD, which is easy to remember and easy to understand, Canon aims to enhance the Company’s global brand value.
Canon begins using new “.canon” top-level domain The TLD “.canon,” which makes use of Canon’s company name in the right-most side of the web address, is based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program. With the launch today of the “global.canon” website, Canon is providing information to a global audience with a new online presence.
Canon renews global website Canon conducts business activities around the world, providing information and services over the Internet to not only the Company’s customers, business partners and shareholders, but to all stakeholders in countries and regions across the globe. In addition to the English-language version of the “global.canon” website launched today, Canon will introduce other languages to the site in the future to share brand messages and other information globally.
A wedding can be a nerve-wracking event, not only for the bride and groom, but also for the photographer. If you've shot a wedding in the past 5 years, you've probably lost more than a couple of great shots because of snap-happy smartphone photographers.
When the clouds become turquoise, you are probably in a great place.
The day started out with no clouds in the sky. After having photographed for 6 days straight prior with good results, I was looking for more than what a clear sky would deliver, so some scouting was the task at hand. The selected location for the day was Wild Cow Run, at the end of Middle Caicos. From my base location in Whitby Beach, North Caicos, this meant a drive through most of North Caicos, across the causeway and through most of Middle Caicos. Then, at the end of the road, a 4x4 road was traversed until going further becomes impossible.
I know, an underwater housing does not make sense for capturing an above-water image of beach, water and clouds, but ... you may have noted the "swam" part when returning to the vehicle. I had to swim (fins, snorkel and mask) through a channel with a swift tidal current to reach the island with the beach I was targeting. I was not using the camera underwater, but the housing was perfect for the water transportation to the scene.
Once across the water, I removed the camera from the housing, stowed the housing (and snorkel gear) high on shore and hiked over sand and shallow water to reach the desired location. The huge expanse of sand and shallow water had my greatest attention. I was looking for angles and heights that would work best while keeping the clouds in pleasing locations within the frame. The clouds were moving in rapidly and I was shooting quickly, monitoring mostly my manually-set exposures from time to time, keeping the brightest parts of the clouds nearly blown.
What I wasn't noticing was that, as the clouds came closer, they began reflecting the amazing fluorescent turquoise colored water behind the reef, which was located a distant 1.4 mi (2.25 km) from shore at this location. Upon uploading my images for the day, I realized that the clouds, as they came in closer than the reef, had picked up a very strong color reflection from the water below. The result was something I had not captured before, turquoise-colored clouds.
Photography (usually) rewards effort – effort pays off. It was definitely worth the effort of a round trip to the vehicle to add this (and many other similar) images to the collection. I'll leave the "foresight to take the camera with me the first time" topic for another day.
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While scrolling through Google's app recommendations a while back, one app in particular – ISS onLive – caught my eye. After playing around with it for about a month, I think it's a worthwhile download/install for anyone with even a moderate interest in NASA and the International Space Station.
The app allows you to view two different live video streams from the ISS, as well as watch the official NASA TV channel. As I write this, the NASA TV channel is airing a live interview with the ISS crew (it's pretty cool). And with Chromecast, you can even watch the live feeds on your TV. The app also features a map so that you can see exactly where the space station is at any one time, and it can be set to display up to 5 orbit paths.
Another nice feature about the app is its ability to warn you whenever the ISS will be flying overhead. By turning on the alarm feature, the app will tell you when the ISS is scheduled to make its next pass near your location and will alert you 5 minutes ahead of time. And while the ISS far above you traveling at 17,150 mph, you can use the app to take a full-screen snapshot of the live feed looking down at your home.
Here's another look at the app (screenshot taken this morning):
And with the next-pass information at hand, you can also use the app to help you plan a photo capturing the ISS streaking across the night sky.
On the downside, the live video feeds are not always available. The app description even warns, "Sometimes video is not available by transmission problems. Be patient, in few minutes (sometimes hours) the transmission will return." But when the ISS's feed is working, and it's on the daylight side of the planet, you'll be treated to a view of Earth that you can't get anywhere else.
Few wildlife photographers have made a bigger splash than Andy Rouse. CPN writer Mark Alexander finds out how this Canon Explorer is using the new EOS-1D X Mark II to reach even greater heights...
In the realm of image-making, Andy Rouse is one of those rare individuals to achieve almost celebrity status. His name has become inextricably linked with the world of wildlife photography with demand for his unique views never seeming to wane. The 50-year-old photographer’s images have graced the covers of magazines across the world and he has picked up a clutch of prestigious awards for his efforts. As professional photography goes, Rouse is a success story. And yet, despite his prominence in the wildlife arena, you get a sense that the Englishman has come to a crossroads in his career. As he packs for his next expedition to India to photograph tigers, he reveals his latest venture into aviation photography is as much to do with changes at home as it is about trying something new.