Month: December 2011

JeffFenske 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 Review

It looks like the wider zoom range of its tiny lens still has serious sharpness problems. This is disappointing, and may be a result of Canon trying to design the impossible.

– jeff

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From: DPReview

Just Posted: Our review of the Canon PowerShot S100. The S100 is the latest in Canon’s range of pocketable photographer’s compacts, building on the success of the popular S90 and S95. This most recent model offers a more ambitious 24-120mm equivalent, f2.0-5.9 zoom in front of a Canon-made 12MP 1/1.7″ type CMOS sensor, marking a much bigger advance than in the last update. Is it another step towards the perfect pocket shooter or has the camera giant over-reached itself? Find out in our review.


Overall Image Quality/Specifics

Canon’s new purpose-built CMOS sensor in the S100 is capable of capturing images that are detailed, nicely saturated and very clean, especially at the lower end of the camera’s ISO scale. The new CMOS sensor gives slightly better image quality than the previous-generation 10MP CCD – an improvement that is subtle but noticeable, especially at higher ISO settings. While the 2MP increase in sensor resolution over the S95 is modest in terms of the additional detail that the camera can capture, the 20% increase in total pixel count does help to offset the effect of noise at a given display size/magnification.

Although the S100 has a broader (24mm – 120mm) zoom range than its predecessor the S95, we’ve found that the new lens is not as uniformly sharp across the frame. We’ve tried no fewer than five sample cameras for our studio testing, and in the worst cases significant decentering of the lens causes one side of the frame to be noticeably out of focus in our studio scene (shot at a subject distance of approximately 1 meter). In all cases, moderate to strong softening occurs at the edges of the frame. This is very apparent in our studio comparison tool, where it is easy to spot any visual discrepancies at a pixel level. However, this does not tell the whole story, in our real-world sample shots decentering has been much less of an issue and most of our shots are not overtly blurred by the lens (take a look at the ‘lens’ page of this review for more detail).

Entire Article Here

Harry & Kelly | Teresa’s Shocking Revelation!

Teresa, Harry’s wife, gave me this photo of him and Kelly at the memorial get-together at his favorite hang-out, the Brown Bear Saloon on Turnagain Arm (5/21/11).

She shocked at least the bartender when she told us Harry got to know Jesus before he died — which made me deeply cry. Harry and I had many interesting times together.

I miss him — and hope to see him again!

: )

Harry & Kelly


Harry W. Schuermeyer Jr. (3-16-11)

Harry W. Schuermeyer Jr.

Harry W. Schuermeyer Jr., 58, of Savannah, died Wednesday, March 16, in Savannah.

He was born in Louisville, Ky., the son of Helen L. Wilber Schuermeyer and the late Harry W. Schuermeyer Sr. He was united in marriage to the former Teresa Brown, who survives.

Mr. Schuermeyer worked for 37 years for Northwest Airlines in the cargo department. He lived in Anchorage, Alaska for 54 years.

A celebration of life service will be held in May 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska.

In addition to his wife, Teresa of Savannah, he is survived by one step-daughter, Kastine Black of Anchorage, Alaska and one step-son, Arlen Collini of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren; his mother, Helen L. Schuermeyer of Van Couver, Wash.; four sisters, Barbara Seoul of Anchorage, Alaska, Marica Comitton of Big Lake, Alaska, Sue Costonza of Martinez, Calif. and Pamilia Williams of Van Couver, Washington.

Memorial donations can be made to Unity Hospice in Savannah.


My Tribute to Harry

Goodbye to NWA Party (2008)

[Amazing video! Watch in 1080p] PEOPLE ARE AWESOME w/ my Screenshot of the Blob Jump Guinness World Record: ‘ANTICIPATION!!’

Screenshot by Jeff Fenske


Uploaded by on Oct 28, 2011

Musik: Hans Zimmer – Final Charge (Last Samurai OST)

List of the video is used: please visit the original videos:

Landscape Volume 2
Landscape Volume 1
like there is no tomorrow
blob jump official world record
crazy close shave pass during wingsuit jump in norway crazy close shave pass during wingsuit jump in norway
Danny MacAskill Way back home
Epic trick shot battle dude perfect
experience zero gravity
freeskier phil meier profile
gopro hd hero – best of
jaxon wong 2011 sampler
just jump skydives
lassi huskainen angry birds
mike wilson 99 foot rope swing quadruple backpflips
pool skateboarding
pro riders in action
reel rock 2010 trailer
sepaktakraw vigo cup 2011
snowscoot euro
speed flying ultimate rush
the art of flight – snowboarding film trailer
the hd hero2_ 2x as poweful in every way
the water
winter x games 15 torsten hogmo triple
worlds widest slip and slide

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[video & my screenshot] Blob Jump Guinness World Record | ‘ANTICIPATION!!’ Screenshot

Screenshot by Jeff Fenske

Blob Jump Official Guinness World Record

Uploaded by on Jul 1, 2011

World Record Blob Jump, 24.6.11 Cham, Switzerland, 17 Metres [56 feet] (Guinness Approved). Guiness World Record Blob Jumps. Highest Blob Jump ever. Blob Weltrekord in Cham.

Carl Battreall Presents: “Chugach State Park – Alaska’s Backyard Wilderness”

I thought I’d capture Carl’s insightful presentation (details below) with a few images. Carl has  been a real encouragement to me in my own photography. He is also a real gentleman and peacemaker.

[Please excuse: The piano juts into the images. I had an immoveable tripod for my little LX-5 — an empty seat back.]

Alaska State Map


Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers’ monthly meeting:
“Chugach State Park: Alaska’s Backyard Wilderness”

Photographer and author Carl Battreall will talk about his recent book “Chugach State Park: Alaska’s Backyard Wilderness”. He will share his experiences in getting the images and the creative process from concept to publication of a book.

Carl’s book:
Chugach State Park: Alaska’s Backyard Wilderness at Amazon

ADN article:
New photo book reaches deep into the Chugach

Carl’s website:
Photograph Alaska